Tom Coughlin reveals struggles after wife’s diagnosis with incurable brain disease
Tom Coughlin revealed in a powerful guest column in the New York Times that his wife, Judy, is suffering from an incurable brain disease and that nothing he’s ever experienced could have prepared him for a battle like this.
Jaguars fire coach Doug Marrone after 15-loss season
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone directs his players against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars’ housecleaning is in full swing. While the coach is widely respected in town, there wasn’t much of a choice after the worst season in the team’s 26-year history. Marrone coached Jacksonville four full seasons and served in an interim role in 2016 for two games. The Jaguars finished 5-11 in 2018, 6-10 in 2019 and finished the 2020 season on Sunday with a 28-14 loss to the Colts. From the outset this season, it was apparent that 2020 wasn’t going to be kind to the Jaguars.
Jaguars set sights on Lawrence after years of failure at QB
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have botched the quarterback position repeatedly over the past two decades. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft Sunday, gaining a stronghold on Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence the same day they set a team record for futility. The only thing standing in the way of the small-market team drafting Lawrence is the junior’s decision to turn pro. —Signing Nick Foles: The Jaguars gave Foles a four-year, $88 million deal in 2019 free agency that included $50.125 million guaranteed.
Report: Tom Coughlin injured in bike accident, suffers broken ribs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Former Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin was hospitalized for a night last weekend and faces a four- to six-week recovery after suffering injuries in a bike accident, according to a report from ESPN. Coughlin had four broken ribs, needed stitches in his head and suffered a slightly punctured lung, according to the report. His family convinced him to go to the hospital and be checked out and he was kept overnight. He went to the New York Giants two years later and wound up winning two Super Bowls before resigning in 2015. Coughlin returned to the Jaguars as the executive vice president of football operations in 2017.
Former Jaguar says players were encouraged not to kneel during anthem
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. As the country continues to struggle in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a former Jaguar said that players were encouraged not to kneel during the national anthem during his time with the team as a social injustice protests became a major topic in 2017. Thank God we had an owner of minority who weighed in and got us to kneel together! The 2017 season was dominated by the kneeling protests, including remarks by President Donald Trump that indicated NFL owners should fire players who kneeled for the anthem. In games on Sept. 24, 2017, some players kneeled and others stood during the anthem. Jaguars owner Shad Khan stood arm in arm with players Marcedes Lewis and Telvin Smith, a show of solidarity.
Jaguars adjust clocks with Coughlin gone, stump for Marrone
JACKSONVILLE, FL – About 12 hours after Jaguars owner Shad Khan fired top executive Tom Coughlin, all the clocks inside the building were reset. “We'd love to see coach Marrone stick around and see this through,” Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell. —Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue skipped most of the offseason and part of training camp in a contract dispute that remains unsettled. He tried to fine defensive end Dante Fowler $700,000 for missing "mandatory" appointments with team trainers during the 2018 offseason. Neither did the clocks, players insisted.
Mayor: 'Do I want Jalen Ramsey to be in Jacksonville? Absolutely'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mayor Lenny Curry stopped by The Mark Brunell Show on Monday night, where he was asked to share his feelings about star cornerback Jalen Ramsey. He didn't know me from -- he didn't know I was the mayor of Jacksonville, he's a rookie. It's always a great weekend here and a long tradition in our city," Curry said. Cole spoke with the mayor about how many former Jaguars players, much like Mark Brunell, have made Jacksonville their home after their days playing. You can catch the Mark Brunell Show on Monday nights at 7 p.m. on The CW-17.
Jaguars Legends Community Gala showcases most beloved players...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Celebrating 25 years in the NFL, the Jaguars Legends Community Gala showcased some of the most beloved players in team history. There were 75 former Jags in attendance, 175 former cheerleaders, local dignitaries and members from the business community. "You know, there's going to be a lot of memories and emotions for me tonight. But, you know, there's an incredible amount of memories that I have, especially real early on when we were getting started. And you know of that will come back as the night goes on."
Peyton Manning makes appearance at Jaguars camp
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - No, the Jaguars do not have a quarterback controversy. Former NFL star Peyton Manning made a surprise appearance to training camp on Thursday morning. Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner, was a guest of Tom Coughlin and Marcus Pollard. Manning spent 18 seasons in the NFL, winning a championship with Denver in his final year in 2015. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.