JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars usually mess it up.
They fired Tom Coughlin too soon. They kept Jack Del Rio, Gus Bradley and Doug Marrone too long. They gambled on Urban Meyer, Nick Foles, David Garrard and countless others, and almost always got burned.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Visiting Music City has been nothing but misery and agony for the Jacksonville Jaguars for too many years.
On Sunday, the Jaguars made sure the Tennessee Titans felt that pain while keeping their AFC South hopes alive with four games remaining.
Even Jeff Saturday was shocked when Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay called late Sunday night to offer him the head coaching position.
A former two-time All-Pro center who snapped the ball to Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning for 12 seasons, Saturday surely knows his X’s and O’s.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — DeForest Buckner always appreciated watching Gus Bradley's defenses.
It was the scheme Buckner thrived in with San Francisco, the scheme that created Seattle's “Legion of Boom," and the scheme that finally led the Raiders back to the playoffs last season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-8)
CAMP SITE: Westfield, Indiana
LAST YEAR: Carson Wentz, NFL rushing champion Jonathan Taylor and a solid defense put Indianapolis in playoff position.
42. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-8)
LAST SEASON: Carson Wentz, NFL rushing champion Jonathan Taylor and a solid defense put Indianapolis in position to make the playoffs. But the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Colts on their home turf in Week 17 and then Indy endured an embarrassing 15-point loss at Jacksonville in the season finale — a collapse that eliminated it from the postseason and spurred an offseason overhaul.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will find some familiar faces in the locker room this season.
The offense will be getting another new quarterback.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gus Bradley has a simple defensive approach.
Play fast, force turnovers and make opposing quarterbacks uncomfortable. Those were the principles he used to guide a Super Bowl-winning defense in Seattle, and he believes they can produce the same result in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator Monday to fill a recent vacancy.
Bradley replaces Matt Eberflus, who held the same title for coach Frank Reich's first four seasons in Indy.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Don’t expect Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan to be impulsive when deciding coach Urban Meyer’s fate.
Khan made it clear Monday he values making informed decisions over “just acting helter-skelter on emotion.” He pointed out giving former coaches Gus Bradley and Doug Marrone four years apiece to see what they could build in Jacksonville.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Veteran cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. was brought to Las Vegas to provide leadership to the Raiders’ young secondary.
Through six games, he’s emerged as the star of a unit that desperately needed an upgrade.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeff Ulbrich walked into his office on his first day as the New York Jets' defensive coordinator and found a handmade sign on display waiting for him.
It simply read in bold letters written in black marker: “ELIMINATE EXPLOSIVES!!”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Shad Khan’s relatively brief NFL tenure has been filled with failure.
The Jacksonville Jaguars owner admittedly whiffed by hiring Mike Mularkey, Gus Bradley, Dave Caldwell, Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone during his first nine years on the job.
If you think owning a NFL team is glamorous, ask Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan if he’s having fun yet.
Despite spending millions on free agency and stadium improvements, Khan has little to show for his investment besides a nice venue for football.