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Category: ‘Special Teams’

Jacksonville Jaguars Invite 26 Players to Mini-Camp
May 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 PM
This is pretty self-explanatory. This is a list of players that are expected to be in minicamp for the Jacksonville Jaguars either on Friday or in June. The rookies in the first list are expected to be in rookie minicamp on Friday and the Veterans in the second list will...

Jacksonville Jaguars GM Gene Smith is not Completely Wrong in Drafting Punter Bryan Anger
May 1st, 2012 at 1:30 PM
Now that everyone has had time to simmer after GM Gene Smith decided to take a punter in the third round, we will  provide a rational explanation as to why the Jaguars needed a punter. Let's get this out of the way: I DO NOT condone taking a punter in...

The Jacksonville Jaguars Have Signed 17 Undrafted Free Agent Rookies
April 30th, 2012 at 6:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Pos Player Name Height Weight Age College DE  Kendrick Adams 6-5 244 23 LSU RB Joe Banyard 5-11 213 23 UTEP OT Lee Barbiasz 6-7 310 23 Northern Colorado CB Antwon Blake 5-9 198 21 UTEP WR Jarrett Boykin 6-2 212 22 Virginia Tech C Mike Brewster 6-4 314 22 Ohio State DE Ryan Davis 6-2 261 23 Bethune Cookman CB Antonio Dennard 5-11 185 22 Langston WR Kevin Elliot 6-3 213 23 Florida A&M G D.J. Hall 6-1 319 23 Texas State CB Dontrel Johnson 5-9 176 23 Murray State DT Drew Nowak 6-3 292 22 Western Michigan WR Nelson Rosario 6-5 225 22 UCLA LB J.K. Schaffer 6-0 232 21 Cincinnati LB Julian Stanford 6-1 229 21 Wagner DE Frank Trotter 6-1 269 22 Memphis TE Matt Veldman 6-7 256 23 North Dakota  There are a few notable names on here, so we're going to go over a few profiles: - Mike Brewster was considered one of...

The Jacksonville Jaguars Select P Bryan Anger with the 70th Overall Pick
April 27th, 2012 at 10:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Well, the Jaguars decided to foprtify their special teams unit with the addition of California punter Bryan Anger. He is the highest drafted punter since Todd Sauerbrun in 1995. While the pick is surprising, upon further inspection this pick does make sense. The Jaguars were ranked 31st in the league...

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign LB Jojo Dickson, K Sam Swank, and DT David Howard
April 16th, 2012 at 6:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to sign three young players to contracts on Monday. Linebacker Jojo Dickson, kicker Sam Swank, and defensive tackle David Howard have been signed to deals. Both Jojo Dickson and Sam Swank spent time with the Jaguars in training camp last year, but failed to make...

Jacksonville Jaguars Cut Wide Receiver/Special Teams Ace Kassim Osgood and Offensive Tackle Kevin Haslam
March 13th, 2012 at 3:10 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to part ways with one of their prized utility players in Kassim Osgood and a young player in Kevin Haslam. Osgood not only functioned as a special teamer, but as a receiver (Mostly functioning as a blocker).  However, the new kickoff rules basically made hisrole...

Jacksonville Jaguars Resign Punter Nick Harris
March 13th, 2012 at 2:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to resign punter Nick Harris as reported by Tania Ganguli. Harris came in around the middle of last season, taking over for the special teams disaster that was Matt Turk. He filled in pretty well, possessing a strong leg that could launch the ball 50...

Jacksonville Jaguars Place a Franchise Tag on Kicker Josh Scobee
March 5th, 2012 at 2:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Jacksonville Jaguars officially placed a franchise tag on Josh Scobee this morning, securing his spot on the roster at least until 2013. The value of the franchise tag is approximately $2.6 million dollars for one year. However, early reports from Scobee's camp indicate that he is not planning to...

Jacksonville Jaguars Planning to Keep DE Jeremy Mincey, S Dwight Lowery, K Josh Scobee, and CB Rashean Mathis
February 24th, 2012 at 10:57 PM
There are a bunch of free agents this year for the Jaguars and Tania Ganguli has reported that GM Gene Smith is planning to keep at least 4 impending free agents: defensive end Jeremy Mincey, kicker Josh Scobee, Safety Dwight Lowery, and cornerback Rashean Mathis. The three defensive players lplayed...

Grading the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2009 NFL Draft
February 10th, 2012 at 9:35 PM
The rule of thumb is that you can first judge a draft three years after it has occurred and the time has come to judge Gene Smith's first draft as GM of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The draft included 9 draft picks, 6 of which were from Division I FBS Schools...

Jacksonville Jaguars Fans, Meet Your New and Improved Coaching Staff
February 9th, 2012 at 11:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** Main Coaches   Head Coach: Mike Mularkey Mularkey, who was responsible for developing Matt Ryan, brings years of coaching experience as well as a more stringent attitude towards coaching. Has two years of experience as a head coach with the Buffalo Bills, going 14-18. Sure, he's not a "sexy" hire, but he has...

Analyzing the Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agents
January 30th, 2012 at 5:03 PM
A critical part of this offseason is managing to keep the emerging talent while getting rid of the dead weight. This managed to bite the Jaguars in the backside with the loss of Adam Podlesh to free agency last year. . This led to the Jaguars siging Matt "Shankapotamus" Turk,...

Jacksonville Jaguars Also Hire Josh Hingst as Strength and Conditioning Assistant and Charlie Skalaski as Offensive Assistant
January 26th, 2012 at 3:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Jacksonville Jaguars have also decided to sign a couple of assistant coaches. Josh Hingst, who will be taking the role of a Strength and Conditioning Assistant, was the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Nebraska  for the past three seasons and he served the same role in...

Jacksonville Jaguars Hire Tom Myslinski as Strength and Conditioning Coach
January 25th, 2012 at 12:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** According to Tania Ganguli, it seems that Mike Mularkey has completed his completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Tom Myslinski. Myslinski, like a few other people on the coaching staff have connections to the Jaguars. Myslinski was on the original 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars roster, playing at guard.  He...

Why the Jacksonville Jaguars Should Lock up Josh Scobee on a Contract Immediately
January 24th, 2012 at 9:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Jacksonville Jaguars should have learned something valuable from bothjchampionship games over the weekend. Having a clutch kicker is essential for success, especially in the playoffs. The biggest example was Billy Cundiff's miss at the end of the AFC Championship. Cundiff was 1 of 6 this year from 50+ yards...

Jacksonville Jaguars Hire John Bonamego as Special Teams Coach
January 21st, 2012 at 8:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** Another famliar face returns to the staffas John Bonamego was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bonamego was a special teams coach for the Jaguars from 1999 to 2002.  Since then, he has had stints with the Packers, Saints, and  Dolphins.  He doesn't seems to be a spectacular hire, but he...

Former Florida and Illinois Coach Ron Zook Interviews for Jacksonville Jaguars Special Teams Coaching Position
January 18th, 2012 at 10:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** As reported by Alfie Crow, the Jacksonville Jaguars are interviewing former Florida and Illinois coach Ron Zook for the vacant Special Teams Coaching Job. It appears that he does have prior NFL coaching experience as a Special Teams coach. He was the special teams coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers from...

DB Coach Cory Undlin and Special Teams Coach Russ Parnell not Expected to Be Back on the Jacksonville Jaguars Coaching Staff
January 16th, 2012 at 8:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** The coaching carousel just keeps on spinning.  DB Coach Cory Undlin and Special Teams coach Russ Parnell are not expected to be back, as reported by Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. It's hard to gauge to impact of Undlin since Mel Tucker took a more active role in the...

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Punter Spencer Lanning
January 5th, 2012 at 11:28 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars don't seem to be wasting time this offseason. Spencer Lanning was a part of the Chicago Bears during the preseason. From his stats, he seems to have a strong leg, averaging 48.5 yards per punt during the preseason  ***PHOTO1*** This is probably an insurance signing. If Nick Harris leaves...

Four Jacksonville Jaguars Finalists for the Fred Taylor Award
December 28th, 2011 at 1:11 AM
As usual, we all usually notice a bunch of Jacksonville Jaguars players that will get the shaft for Pro Bowl bids. So, I decided to come up with an annual Fred Taylor award. Sorry, there's not some monetary prize or a trophy or guaranteed national recognition (at least not yet),...