May 6, 2013 |
Tim Tebow fans are making a plea for their favorite quarterback to be signed by and start for the Jacksonville Jaguars ... and they're taking it straight to the top. Forget about General Manager David Caldwell, who has said time and again he has no intention of bringing in Tebow despite the former Florida quarterback's popularity in the area. And team owner Shad Khan apparently is useless to these people. He knew of Caldwell's plan to stay away from Tebow ... and hired the guy anyway!
April 27, 2013 |
UC Green Bay? UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. He was the 125th player selected. Franklin will join UCLA teammate Datone Jones at Lambeau Field. Jones, a defensive end, was the Packers' first-round pick. Franklin set UCLA's single-season rushing record with 1,700 yards in 2012. He also set the school career rushing record with 4,403 yards. The buzz before the draft was that Franklin was on the rise and could go as high as the second round.
April 26, 2013 |
If there was any doubt, the NFL is still tackle football. Five of the first 19 picks in the opening round of the 2013 draft were offensive tackles, including three of the first four selections. Three guards and a center went too on a Thursday night when the strong, silent types found their voice. "It's always nice when the O-line gets some respect," said the Jacksonville Jaguars' Luke Joeckel, chosen second after the Kansas City Chiefs' Eric Fisher -- the first time the NFL draft has started tackle-tackle.
April 24, 2013 |
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't been much to look at on the football field of late, but, thanks to a Nike uniform makeover, at least they'll stand out. The Jaguars' new duds feature a sharp, angular font on jet-black jerseys with teal accents and gold trim, with a new trait unlike any other NFL team: a two-tone helmet that fades from black to gold. Jacksonville also has white- and teal-based versions of the uniform with alternating colors. In a nod to the city of Jacksonville's multiple military bases, the Jaguars' new uniforms also have a military-style patch over the heart.
April 21, 2013 |
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the South divisions: AFC South Typical of the team that drafts second, the Jacksonville Jaguars have all sorts of needs. They're unlikely to take a quarterback with their first pick, but they could use an offensive tackle to be a bookend to Eugene Monroe. A pass-rushing defensive lineman is a pressing need, too, for a unit ranked last in 2012 with just 20 sacks.
April 15, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Let the political games begin. A battle between professional athletes and owners of football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer teams starts Monday. Dozens of retired athletes plan a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol to denounce a bill that would make it harder for them to file workers' compensation claims in California. The measure, AB 1309 by Assemblyman Henry Perea (D-Fresno), seeks to close what he sees as a legal loophole that allows out-of-state players to file claims for compensation for sports injuries developed from years of pounding in the arena.