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No fire sale for Jaguars?
Never mind that 0-4 start and the minus-98 point differential. Never mind that earlier trade of left tackle Eugene Monroe. On Thursday, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell insisted several of his team's other pieces -- namely Maurice Jones-Drew, Paul Posluszny, Marcedes Lewis and Uche Nwaneri -- aren't going anywhere this season. In other words, there will be no fire sale in North Florida. Is this good for one of the NFL's most moribund franchises?
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What about the rest of the AFC?
Yeah, so the Denver Broncos are good. But a few other AFC teams laid down markers Sunday, showing that they might have something to offer Peyton Manning & Co. if the time does come. The New England Patriots held off the Atlanta Falcons on the road. The Kansas City Chiefs reached a surprising 4-0 with a rout of the New York Giants. The Indianapolis Colts put up their second straight blowout (it was the Jacksonville Jaguars, but a win's a win). And hey -- the Cleveland Browns were victorious again! Now, to see what happens to the Miami Dolphins on Monday night ...
The Jaguars' quarterback situation is so desparate -- one passing touchdown, fewer than 400 yards, and two interceptions in two games -- that fans are actually petitioning the team to sign Tim Tebow as their starting quarterback. Can you believe it? At least one group of fans plans on spending three hours and 16 minutes (in reference to a bible verse Tebow had on his eye black in 2009) at a rally to convince the team to sign him. We can't see a counter-rally in support of either Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne materializing, but would this really be a good call for the Jaguars?
Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:
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AFC South Preview -- 2013
J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans cruised to the AFC South title last season, but not everything was rosy; after an 11-1 start, the team lost four of six -- including 41-28 to the New England Patriots in the divisional round. Will Houston build on last season? Or will the Indianapolis Colts take over?