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Former Jaguars CB says coaches told him not to kneel

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Make sure you subscribe to our Keep Choppin’ Wood newsletter! We’ll be talking all things about this team as well as Q&A’s with readers, editorials, opinions, stuff you won’t see on the homepage, and more! Jacksonville Jaguars players have largely shown support for protesters since last week’s killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer in broad daylight.

Jaguars Come In at 32 in Peter King’s FMIA NFL Power Rankings

Monday, June 1st, 2020

John Shipley 5 hours ago The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to be ranked near the bottom in terms of public perception in the national media when it comes to the 2020 season, with Peter King as the latest dissenter. In his Football Morning in America column, King put the Jaguars at the very bottom (No. of his newly released power rankings, behind teams such as the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, and Washington.

Jags’ Thompson calls NFL statement on racism ‘trash’ and says he was told not to kneel

Monday, June 1st, 2020

* Jacksonville safety joins growing anger among athletes * NFL accused of hypocrisy over exile of Colin KaepernickJacksonville Jaguars safety Peyton Thompson has described the NFL’s statement on the death of George Floyd as “trash” and says he was told by his coaches not to kneel during the national anthem protests in 2016.“The statement issued by the @nfl is complete trash,” Thompson wrote on Twitter on Monday. “I specifically remember [Jaguars executive vice-president] Tom Coughlin and [head coach] Doug Marone telling us we couldn’t kneel. Thank God we had an owner of minority [Shahid Khan] who weighed in and got us to kneel together! My job security was on the line if I supported my people.”> The statement issued by the @nfl is complete trash. I specifically remember Tom Coughlin and Doug Marone telling us we couldn't kneel. Thank God we had an owner of minority who weighed in and got us to kneel together! My job security was on the line if I supported my people.> > — Peyton Thompson (@tattedNspatted) June 1, 2020On Saturday, the NFL put out a statement saying it was saddened by the death of Floyd as well as the recent high-profile killings of two other African Americans, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Many pointed out that NFL teams have effectively exiled former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after he highlighted the same racial injustice in the United States that has cost the lives of Americans such as Floyd, Arbery and Taylor. Houston Texans receiver Kenny Stills described the NFL’s statement as “bullshit”.> pic.twitter.com/rRUOPpWSpE> > — NFL (@NFL) May 30, 2020The league has also been criticized for its failure to recruit minority coaches. There were eight NFL head coaches from minority background in 2018, now there are four.Thompson’s comments come as an increasing number of athletes from the NBA and NFL, in both of which the majority of players are black, express anger at racism in the United States.On Sunday Michael Jordan, widely acknowledged as the greatest NBA player in history, broke from his usual apolitical stance to condemn America’s “ingrained racism”.“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” wrote Jordan in a statement posted by the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA team he owns. “I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.”Others have pointed out the uncomfortable fact that it is most often rich white men who profit from young black men in US sports. North Carolina Central men’s basketball coach LeVelle Moton said on Sunday he has been disappointed by the failure of white coaches to speak out about the death of Floyd. Moton, who is black, says that the top coaches, who are paid millions of dollars a year, profit from the African American community but do little to protect it.“The reality is a lot of these coaches have been able to create generational wealth,” Moton said on ESPN Radio’s Sunday Morning. “Their grandkids’ kids are gonna be able to live a prosperous life because athletes who were the complexion of George Floyd were able to run a football, throw a football, shoot a basketball or whatever have you so they have been able to benefit from athletes that look like George Floyd and many more. But whenever people [who are] the complexion of George Floyd are killed, assassinated, murdered in the street in broad daylight, they’re silent.”Some high-profile white athletes, such as Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, and the No1 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, Joe Burrow, have spoken about the death of Floyd. Burrow said that the “black community needs our help” on Twitter last week.“They have been unheard for far too long,” said Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner from Louisiana State. “Open your ears, listen, and speak. This isn’t politics. This is human rights.”> >

Jags QB Josh Dobbs was at NASA/SpaceX launch as NASA intern

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Jaguars quarterback Josh Dobbs hasn't been able to work with his team in person this offseason, but he has found a way to keep busy beyond any remote meetings he's been part of with his Jacksonville teammates. Dobbs has been interning at NASA and was in attendance at Saturday's launch of the NASA/SpaceX rocket that [more]

Former Jaguars Defensive Back Peyton Thompson Slams NFL’s Statement on George Floyd’s Death

Monday, June 1st, 2020

John Shipley 5 minutes ago In the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis last week, protests have flared throughout the United States and a number of athletes, teams, and sports leagues have commented on the state of the nation and racial injustice. The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were one of those to put out a statement to mourn the death of Floyd and other African Americans who have recently suffered at the hands of racism, though this comes just years ...

Jacksonville Jaguars playoff odds and predicted total wins: NFL futures picks and best bets

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Will the Jacksonville Jaguars make the 2020 NFL playoffs? Below, we look at the BetMGM betting odds and make our pick. We also predict their exact win total for the upcoming season.

Gardner Minshew’s Ability to Learn and Retain Will Be Key for Jaguars in 2020

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

While the new learning process has had to come through a virtual setting rather than on the field, the Jaguars at least know their starting quarterback should be able to pick up the mental side of transition rather quickly. "I think that what worked for Gardner is that early on when we first had him and we saw that there was this kind of advanced retention that he had with the offenses, you know it was intriguing and we wound up asking him, ‘Hey, how are you able to do this?

Gardner Minshew’s Ability to Learn and Retain Will Be Key for Jaguars in 2020

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

While the new learning process has had to come through a virtual setting rather than on the field, the Jaguars at least know their starting quarterback should be able to pick up the mental side of transition rather quickly. "I think that what worked for Gardner is that early on when we first had him and we saw that there was this kind of advanced retention that he had with the offenses, you know it was intriguing and we wound up asking him, ‘Hey, how are you able to do this?

Gardner Minshew’s Ability to Learn and Retain Will Be Key for Jaguars in 2020

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

While the new learning process has had to come through a virtual setting rather than on the field, the Jaguars at least know their starting quarterback should be able to pick up the mental side of transition rather quickly. "I think that what worked for Gardner is that early on when we first had him and we saw that there was this kind of advanced retention that he had with the offenses, you know it was intriguing and we wound up asking him, ‘Hey, how are you able to do this?

Which second-year Jag will have the best 2020 season?

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

The Jacksonville Jaguars got a great deal of production out of their 2019 draft class, and there are several players from the unit who could be big-time contributors in 2020. Of course, first-round pick Josh Allen is set to be a starter with Yannick Ngakoue looking to possibly hold out. Meanwhile, on offense, tackle Jawaan Taylor and Gardner Minshew II will be second-year starters, too.