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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9300 on: January 15, 2018, 08:12:49 PM »
I know the feeling. Schedule may end up saving us from ourselves because if we go, we will go big. We will likely do Patriot Place ( off the charts financially stupid) since there is still shockingly some availability or turn it into one of our Boston getaways which will likely end up even more expensive as our euphoria will be channeled into excessive celebrating.

SMM, you must know the lay of the land. Any recs on getting to the stadium and/or things to do on gameday?

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9301 on: January 16, 2018, 08:10:10 AM »
I know the feeling. Schedule may end up saving us from ourselves because if we go, we will go big. We will likely do Patriot Place ( off the charts financially stupid) since there is still shockingly some availability or turn it into one of our Boston getaways which will likely end up even more expensive as our euphoria will be channeled into excessive celebrating.

SMM, you must know the lay of the land. Any recs on getting to the stadium and/or things to do on gameday?

I actually don't know the lay of the land anymore but the good news is that they have really built up Patriot Place so plenty of eat/drink options right around the stadium.
The bad news is that I expect traffic is even worse. There are plenty of decent reasonable lodging options within 3-5 miles of the stadium. Traffic is insane, and with security/entering the stadium, plan to get to there EARLY. I do not recommend parking at the stadium unless you want to get a jump on next years AFC championship as you may still be there. If you park at one of the outside lots along the way and walk it (maybe a mile or so) getting out should be much quicker. Weather still looks pretty nice.

Our final plan was to stay at a Back Bay hotel in Boston and take the  shuttle(kind of a luxury bus) from Boston Common but only because we were going to extend the trip. However, as of this morning, it looks like we will staying here.

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9302 on: January 16, 2018, 08:33:12 AM »
TJ Weldon has been really helpful this season, once he saw the field. He's fresh, which is not an easy thing to accomplish unless you sit out the first 9 games or so....

Wonder if Chris Ivory will be active this weekend.  I think we might need him if we are going to pound the rock.

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9303 on: January 16, 2018, 10:17:20 AM »
I know the feeling. Schedule may end up saving us from ourselves because if we go, we will go big. We will likely do Patriot Place ( off the charts financially stupid) since there is still shockingly some availability or turn it into one of our Boston getaways which will likely end up even more expensive as our euphoria will be channeled into excessive celebrating.

SMM, you must know the lay of the land. Any recs on getting to the stadium and/or things to do on gameday?

I actually don't know the lay of the land anymore but the good news is that they have really built up Patriot Place so plenty of eat/drink options right around the stadium.
The bad news is that I expect traffic is even worse. There are plenty of decent reasonable lodging options within 3-5 miles of the stadium. Traffic is insane, and with security/entering the stadium, plan to get to there EARLY. I do not recommend parking at the stadium unless you want to get a jump on next years AFC championship as you may still be there. If you park at one of the outside lots along the way and walk it (maybe a mile or so) getting out should be much quicker. Weather still looks pretty nice.

Our final plan was to stay at a Back Bay hotel in Boston and take the  shuttle(kind of a luxury bus) from Boston Common but only because we were going to extend the trip. However, as of this morning, it looks like we will staying here.

Gotcha. Ok thanks for the tips. Staying with friends so not looking for lodging. We were thinking we would have to stay a few hours to sober up before driving out so traffic might not be as much of an issue.

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9304 on: January 16, 2018, 11:23:29 AM »
TJ Weldon has been really helpful this season, once he saw the field. He's fresh, which is not an easy thing to accomplish unless you sit out the first 9 games or so....

Wonder if Chris Ivory will be active this weekend.  I think we might need him if we are going to pound the rock.

Ivory has been a healthy scratch in 2 of the last 5 games and was active and didn't play a snap in 2 of those games.

I think he's in bubble wrap and will be a cap casualty next season.  I mean... he hasn't really been effective this year. 

If Ivory goes, that leaves Grants as an RFA, Yeldon on the final year of his rookie deal and obviously Fournette in year 2. 

There's no need to pay Ivory almost $7M next year for limited production, although we'll still have $3M in dead money, but we can also take $2M of the $4M we save and spread it out to Grant for another 2 years- roughly a 62% raise.

And none of this figures in what we might do in the draft or FA.
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« Reply #9305 on: January 16, 2018, 11:53:36 AM »
I'd be shocked if Ivory weren't a cap casualty. 

I think they tried to keep him active for most of the year due to his having a similar running style to Fournette and some blocking and receiving skills.  But Yeldon has those skills, plus more speed and agility, and I think Ivory sealed his fate when his fumbling problems returned.

I'm inclined to think Yeldon and Grant both return.  I'm also inclined to think the Jaguars seek an upgrade at one starting guard spot, if not both, and a few veterans are going to have to be cap casualties for that to happen.

Also, there's little chance that more than one of the trio of Robinson, Hurns, and Lee is retained.
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9306 on: January 16, 2018, 12:17:57 PM »
ARob will be back. Question is whether Hurns or Lee will return, or neither. I am guessing it's Hurns, with an outside chance of neither.

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« Reply #9307 on: January 16, 2018, 12:23:44 PM »
I realize the confusion, people are a creature of habit, and normally this time of year there has been weeks of off-season discussion....

but the Jags season isn't over yet!

That is all.

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« Reply #9308 on: January 16, 2018, 01:21:07 PM »
Local ratings for Sunday's game were INSANE.

Peaked at a 72 share locally.

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« Reply #9309 on: January 16, 2018, 01:30:13 PM »
^ That's wild.  That's "Denver during the peak of Broncomania" share territory.
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9310 on: January 16, 2018, 04:22:45 PM »
2018 season ticket deposits made since the Jags clenched the playoffs have tripled last year's total number for the year.

http://jacksonville.com/metro/business/2018-01-16/jacksonville-jaguars-season-ticket-deposits-skyrocket-wake-playoff-run

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9311 on: January 16, 2018, 04:49:02 PM »
For those of you wondering about whether or not to take the plunge:

11 of 11 defensive starters are under contract for next year.
Aaron Colvin - nickel corner - is the only FA of the bunch.
The majority of our offense is under contract next year.
The WR position will be the most discussed this offseason, but a great showing by the rookies leave the position in great shape.
Both specialists Nortman (P) and Lambo (K) are under contract for next year.
The coaching staff should remain mostly unchanged as none of our assistants have been interviewing for other positions.

The next few years are going to be special.  Get 'em while you can.
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9312 on: January 16, 2018, 05:36:51 PM »
As an eternal optimist, I've not lurked too often on these boards this season but . . . I read a few pages preceding this and we need to give Blake Freaking Bortles much more love.

He quarterbacked us to a 5-for-5 production of touchdowns in the RedZone against the Steelers.

That.Is.Incredible.

An awful quarterback can't do that in the playoffs, against the Mighty Steelers, in Pittsburgh. Blake, in his first full year in this offense, may deliver a spectacular performance this Sunday as his learning and confidence progression really start to show. Remember, that Pittsburgh game was his first road playoff game. He clearly was super nervous in the Buffalo game. But his confidence has to be very high right now. If he can stay even-keel, the Patriots are in deep trouble defensively.

I think we're going to beat the Patriots, and I think we're going to hurt Tom Brady. The Gator in me says it will be Dante Fowler who breaks him in two. Might not be him, but SOMEBODY is going to do it.

#DUUVAAAL !!!

(Of course, Blake may not be ready for the Belichick test, and there's no shame in that, but I think he is ready)

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #9313 on: January 16, 2018, 06:07:06 PM »
Hey! I actually think RG made a reasonable comment! Not just reasonable but I think I agree with every word. I DO have a headache right now...not sure if it's related. 

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« Reply #9314 on: January 16, 2018, 08:17:40 PM »
It's going to be tough this Sunday.  Jaguars, please don't make it tougher by drawing ridiculous penalties.  15 yards for pointing at a defender!  That's just wrong.  We have 250 to 325 pound athletes colliding at full speed and that is fine.  Point at someone and get a 15 yard penalty.  Stop blocking in the back. Stop the hands to the face.  If you are pushed, don't push back.  The away team is most likely to be called out, and being as it's the lowly Jags against the Patriots, be extra careful.  Don't give the Patriots any extra edge by being called for unneeded penalties.