Players don't want Tim Tebow

TMZ asked Jacksonville Jaguars TE Mercedes Lewis about the possibility of adding Tim Tebow to the roster during the offseason. 

From TMZ:

The Jacksonville Jaguars only won two games last season and are in DESPERATE need of help at quarterback, but tight end Marcedes Lewis wants no part of Tim Tebow.

Tebow's future with the New York Jets is tenuous at best and most experts think the team will send him packing this offseason. 

And while the GM of the Jags has already come out and said he doesn't see Tebow joining his hometown team, Lewis hammered the point home last night in Hollywood ... telling our photog, "We need a guy that's going to put us over the hump right now. Not a project." 

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It is certainly stating the obvious, and Tebow, who went to high school in Jacksonville, would certainly sell tickets, but Lewis is right. They need a top-tier quarterback, and that person is not on the roster. That person is also not Tim Tebow. 

Super Bowl Frenzy Starts

We are just days away from the Super Bowl. What a contest it should be with the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Baltimore Ravens. Today, media is greeting the team, and it should make from some interesting, fun interview sessions, which can be seen all over television tonight, from ESPN and Fox Sports to late night talk shows.

As always, SportsBlog.com will have tons of coverage of the super bowl en route to Sunday's showdown. So be sure to stick with us. 

Be sure to visit other team pages to see what is going on. 

Also, we will have some looks as free agent targets for the Jaguars and what they might do in the NFL Draft come April. Stay tuned!

Gus Bradley named coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars

The Seattle Seahawks' star defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is now the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

"Gus is who the Jaguars need now and in the future," general manager David Caldwell said in a statement released by the team Thursday.

Per NFL.com: 

Bradley spent the past four seasons running Seattle's defense and directed an aggressive unit that allowed just 15.3 points per game in 2012, tops in the NFL. The Seahawks did a strong job pressuring the quarterback and disrupting game plans all season, something we haven't seen much of from the Jaguars of late. Jacksonville finished 29th in the league in points allowed, giving up 27.8 points per game.

Bradley previously worked under Monte Kiffin with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In Seattle, Bradley favored a hybrid 4-3/3-4 scheme that switched fluidly from a conventional four-man front to an overloaded 3-4 alignment. Bottom line: The Seahawks were fun to watch on defense.

The hiring is something a surprise because multiple reports suggested the Jaguars were intent on chasing after San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman. With the 49ers still alive in the NFC playoffs, Roman has been off the grid, and the Jaguars made a move.

The Philadelphia Eagles showed interest in Bradley this week, but they pulled Oregon's Chip Kelly out of the wilderness Wednesday to become their next head coach. Teams looking for coaches have swayed heavily in favor of innovative, offensive-minded types like Kelly. The Jaguars -- under Caldwell -- have gone the other way.

Jaguars name OC

The Jacksonville Jaguars have confirmed that Jedd Fisch is now their new offensive coordinator. Fisch served as the OC for the Miami Hurricanes of college football. 

He has agreed to terms and signed his contract and will look to revitalize the offense of the Jaguars, which struggled to move and put up points last season. 

Fisch used to be the QB coach of the Seattle Seahawks. 

Expect him to bring in a new QB with the struggles of Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert. 

Jaguars' assistant coaches given OK to look for other jobs

Well, this sure doesn't look good for coach Mike Mularkey. The Jaguars' assistant coaches have been given permission to talk to other teams. 

Per NFL.com: Citing a team source, NFL.com's Steve Wyche reported Friday that Jaguars assistant coaches have been cleared by the team to seek jobs with other NFL teams.

The Jaguars' miserable 2-14 season obviously has left Mularkey vulnerable. With his staff getting the go-ahead to find other work, something significant might have changed between Monday and now.

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Big news. I've spoken to a certain assistant coach of the Jaguars who has already been linked to other jobs, but he tells me that the coaches are waiting to see if more decisions are made before really pursuing other opportunities. 

Jaguars Statistical Leaders for 2012

Well, the regular season has concluded. The Jaguars won just two games and own the second pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. With that, here is a look at the stats leaders...

All one needs to look at to see the weak offense is the rushing stats. Maurice Jones-Drew was the leading rusher, and he missed most of the season with an injury.

A bright spot was Cecil Shorts, who had 55 catches for 979 yards and seven touchdowns. 

Defensively, nobody had more than 3.5 sacks.

Easy to say that a defensive end will likely be the pick at the beginning of the first round. 

Walter Football's Mock Draft: Jags make splash

Let's face it. The season is over. It has been for a while. So it's time to look forward to 2013 and the NFL Draft. 

This mock draft  has West Virginia QB Geno Smith going to Kansas City with the first pick, leaving Jarvis Jones of George to Jacksonville with the second pick. Round 2 has Matt Barkley of USC going to the Jags with the first pick. In the third, it would be Eddie Lacy, RB of Alabama. If the Jaguars could haul those players with the first three picks, on paper, it could be one of the best first three picks in the last 10 years.

Thoughts?

Final Week Of the Season: Decisions to be made

It's been tough to watch. Jacksonville, with so many issues, sit at 2-13 and in the running for the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. After seeing what Robert Griffin III did this season, the team will almost certainly be eyeing Geno Smith of West Virginia, hoping for a similar performance. 

Several other decisions need to be made. Maurice Jones-Drew, not fully committed to the team, needs to go. Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert? See ya. 

Starting next season, if the team can get a good quarterback and running back, they will be set. The difference is at QB. Getting a young, talented star will be pivotal. I expect them to take a RB and QB with two of their first three picks. The team has a lot of talent at receiver with Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon.

The defense has quality pieces, but the production hasn't been there. This last game is the last chance for some to stick to the team and fight for contracts in the offseason. Expect many of the players you see on the field with the Jaguars to not be back come next season. 

Jaguars bring in a player who is ready to prove worth

Mike Brown is a low-key guy. A star football player out of the state of Virginia, he was a long shot to see action this season as an undrafted rookie. But, he has made the 55 for this weekend's game. 

Here is his college profile...

http://www.liberty.edu/flames/index.cfm?PID=10872&TeamID=9&RosterID=2091

He is an athletic, record-setting player who was a star under center in college. Now at receiver, he beat out players like Jarrett Boykin (who made the Green Bay Packers) during camp. It's unclear how much he will play, but he has the potential to make quite the impact and stick on as potentially the third receiver. Be sure to keep an eye out for him on Sunday. 

Jaguars stumble again, fall to Miami 24-3.

It wasn't pretty. Jacksonville (2-12) fell 24-3 to Miami in an ugly game last Sunday, that when you look at the stats, doesn't look all too bad.

The Jaguars converted six of 15 third downs, didn't turn the ball over once, recorded two sacks and forced a fumble they recovered. But, just three points came out of it as the squad made it to the red zone four times, failing to score. 

With the defeat, Jacksonsville ties a franchise record for losses.

"We were not as disciplined as we have been -- or we will be," coach Mike Mularkey said. "Every time we take a step forward, we take two steps back. I take total blame for that."

The Jaguars, in the running for the No. 1 pick in next year's draft, host the Patriots this week.