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Jacksonville Jaguars end season in familiar fashion

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“It’s evident to see how far we’ve come in many aspects of our game.” — Shad Khan. Our friends at the Columbia Journalism Review had an article a few months back supporting the Associated Press stylebook stance against sports clichés. Left unwritten: why the cliché is so prevalent. When you cover a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars, which has been in “wait-til-next-year” mode since the Barack Obama “historic victory” post-inauguration collectible plates were a hot seller, you see the same things over and…

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Jaguars/Texans to be a glorified exhibition

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ Sunday season finale in Houston against the (all but certain) AFC South champs Houston Texans lacks drama. We know that Gus Bradley is keeping his job as head coach. We can assume that defensive coordinator Bob Babich won’t be so lucky. We know that T.J. Yeldon is out yet again and that Jonas Gray and Denard Robinson will share reps at tailback. And we know that, despite relative stability at all skill positions this year, the Jaguars will play their last game…

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Jax Jaguars outgunned: At 4-8, season done?

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The 4-7 Jacksonville Jaguars needed a win against last place Tennessee on Sunday. And so did Coach Gus Bradley. According to a chart put out by fivethirtyeight.com, Coach Bradley is (barring a turnaround) the second most likely coach in the NFL to get axed at the end of the year. After Sunday’s shootout, a 42 to 39 loss to a last place team that hadn’t won at home in over a year, Genial Gus might be in what Ludacris would…

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