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The Social Snapshot


This was a big week for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team opened 2014 Training Camp and unveiled its new video boards. So for this week, the format in The Social Snapshot will be a bit different. Instead of having a special section this week, the digital media team decided to break things up by topic. Below is what the fans, players and media were saying about the Khanstruction and Training Camp.

2014 Training Camp

Reporter Roundup

Head Coach Gus Bradley complimented his team on a great start to 2014 Training Camp.

Gus Bradley says he was really impressed with how team came out. — Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) July 25, 2014

Quarterback Blake Bortles received lots of accolades for his start to 2014 Training Camp. He finished a drive with a touchdown pass to fellow rookie Damian Copeland.

Bortles just led offense to a TD in two minute drill. Completed all 3 passes. — Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) July 26, 2014

1010XL's Lauren Brooks took a photo of Pride of the Jaguars left tackle Tony Boselli and a Fulham Football Club player at the first day of Jaguars Training Camp. Fulham was at the first day of practice.

Slight difference between Football and Futbol players #JaguarsToday — Lauren Brooks (@1010XLLauren) July 25, 2014

Rookie linebacker Telvin Smith has gotten reps with the starters at various points during Training Camp.

Looks like LB Telvin Smith getting work with first team defense. #Jaguars — John Oehser (@JohnOehser) July 26, 2014

Wide receiver Cecil Shorts III sustained a hamstring injury at Saturday's practice.

Cecil Shorts out for a couple weeks with the hamstring injury #JagsCamp #Jaguars — J.P. Shadrick (@jpshadrick) July 26, 2014

The Jaguars mixed things up by holding Training Camp at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County. A crowd of over 3,300 showed up to cheer the Jaguars on in a unique setting.

. @JaxsonDeVille working the stands at Bartram Trail High School for @Jaguars practice — 1010 XL / 92.5 FM (@1010XL) July 28, 2014

Cool night at Bartram Trail HS. Thanks everyone for coming out to watch #jaguars #JagsCamp — J.P. Shadrick (@jpshadrick) July 29, 2014

After having a day off on Tuesday, the team returned to the field on Wednesday. Sports Illustrated's Peter King was at the team's facilities.

JACKSONVILLE-Very hard to walk away from day with Jags and not say, "That Gus Bradley is one heck of a football coach." Teacher, motivator. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 30, 2014

Hey now! — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) July 30, 2014

Player POV

Safety Johnathan Cyprien was ready for the start of his second NFL Training Camp.

Good seeing the boys back in the building. Our Organization is A1 from the top down #blessed #Jags #CypSquad #StandUnited — Cyp (@J_Cyprien) July 25, 2014

Linebacker Nate Stupar is one of the most frequent tweeters on the team. He commented on the warm Jacksonville weather.

It was a hot one today in Jacksonville! Great start to a great season #stuplyfe #TC2K14 #jags #jagscamp — Nathan Stupar (@thenastynate54) July 25, 2014

Despite rehabilitating a sports hernia injury during his first camp with the Jaguars, linebacker Dekoda Watson remains upbeat.

Time to get better today! Y'all be great! #readyready — Dekoda Watson (@DekodaWatson) July 26, 2014

The fans weren't the only ones excited about the team's practice in St. Johns County.

Monday night football was on and poppin for today's practice. #CypSquad #JagsCamp #levels #Standards #justwait — Cyp (@J_Cyprien) July 29, 2014

The running did not stop for Will Blackmon once practice was over. He chased his son around the field for a game of tag on the football field at Bartram Trail High School.

Family first.

Fan Focus

What better way to ring in 2014 Jaguars Training Camp than a selfie with the team's owner, Shad Khan.

This just happened..#shadkhan #khan #jags #Jaguars #JagsCamp — Lindsay (@Linzzaay) July 25, 2014

Jeanne Beale snagged this photo with running back Toby Gerhart.

Toby!! @jaguars #jaguars #JagsCamp — Jeanne Beale (@twinbeale217) July 30, 2014

Comedian Lil Duval, a Jacksonville native, was in the house for Wednesday's practice.

Guess who I saw at #JagsCamp today. @GoDawgs75 @lilduval — Stephen Hospital (@JustCallMeDoc) July 30, 2014

We got the best stadium in the NFL @jaguars #jaguars #standunited — lil duval (@lilduval) July 30, 2014

Defensive end Andre Branch took a photo with @j_durkin after practice.

Another S/O to @BranchNout90 thanks for the pic! Can't wait to see you do the Windmill a lot this season #JagsCamp — #1 Jaguar Fan (@j_durkin) July 30, 2014

Head Coach Gus Bradley took a photo with @the_kingrahrah following practice.

@Duval_Teal not only has a great Twitter handle, he shared this great photo.

Aiden waiting for autographs yesterday. #Jaguars — J (@Duval_Teal) July 31, 2014

antoniorcarb combined a few of the photos he took at practice for this post. His caption: "Thanks for an amazing experience! @jaguars #ChadHenne #CecilShortsIII #JagsCamp #Jaguars"


Reporter Roundup

Reporter Christian Bruey quote tweeted this image from CNBC. Jaguars Owner Shad Khan was on the network to talk about the new video boards on Friday.

This is amazing! #Khanstruction RT@CNBCSportsBiz: #Jaguars owner Shahid Khan sporting shades n' a stache on CNBC. — Christian Bruey (@CBrueyWFTV) July 25, 2014

Action News took aerial shots of the stadium improvements.

GALLERY: Aerials of the renovations at EverBank Field, courtesy of ControlCam. — ActionNewsJax (@ActionNewsJax) July 25, 2014

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report was excited for Duval after the Jaguars and EverBank announced a 10-year naming rights deal for the team's stadium.

10-year extension for the #Jaguars in Jacksonville? That's freaking awesome. Congrats to the fans who made it happen. — Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) July 25, 2014

Jaguars Senior Correspondent Brian Sexton wasted no time in going in the Smart Pharmacy Spas.

My new booth? What do you think? I could blog from here on game days no problem...#khanstruction — Brian Sexton (@JagsVoice) July 26, 2014

J.P. Shadrick tweeted this picture to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at how the boards operate.

The production room for the video boards. Carrie Underwood sound check happening now #Jaguars — J.P. Shadrick (@jpshadrick) July 26, 2014

Many folks know Jaguars Senior Writer John Oehser has a Twitter account. He also has an Instagram. He posted this of the Khanstruction.

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Board. Big Board.

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Jacksonville residents were oozing with pride following the unveiling ceremony.

So proud to be from here! — Lauren Brooks (@1010XLLauren) July 27, 2014

Florida Times-Union photographer James Vernacotola posted this epic photo on Instagram. His caption:" The Big Unveil #Khanstruction #LargestVideoBoardsInTheWorld #OnlyInJax@Jaguars #igersjax"

Everyone was impressed by the video boards, including Carrie Underwood.

Carrie Underwood: "How 'bout these ginormous screens you guys got here." #Jaguars — Mark Long (@APMarkLong) July 27, 2014

National media was also all over the unveiling. Pro Football Talk tweeted this out.

More than 52,000 show up to see the unveiling of the new Jaguars video boards (there was also soccer and a concert) — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 27, 2014

The 2014 Jaguars edition of Void Magazine hit stores Thursday. The team's owner, Shad Khan, was on the cover. This photo set off the Twittersphere once it was released.

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan looking fly on the cover of Void Magazine — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 31, 2014

Oh, it might be early, but @Jaguars owner Shad Khan is already winning in 2014. This @VoidTheMag cover proves it: — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) July 31, 2014

I want this guy to be my mentor. RT @VoidTheMag: Shad Khan. Cooler than being cool. Jags August Issue drops today. — Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) July 31, 2014

Move over Kate Upton. Jags owner Shad Khan on the cover of the latest issue of Void Magazine: — P. Schrager (@PSchrags) July 31, 2014

Shad Khan. Cooler than being cool. Jags August Issue drops today. Thank you @Jaguars — Void (@VoidTheMag) July 31, 2014

Fan Focus

Throughout the construction process, fans were encouraged to use the hashtag #Khanstruction. Below are some posts using the hashtag at the unveiling event.

Crimjussq11 snapped this photo during the start of Jacksonville in Motion.

kaitlynnannn posted this on Instagram with the caption "Biggest video board in the WORLD people! #Jacksonville #Jaguars #Khanstruction #everbankfield"

bmarchio had a unique angle of the boards, and said: "You've never seen screens until you've laid eyes on #Khanstruction"

Preston Edwards was short and to the point with his tweet.

Holy scoreboards #Khanstruction — preston edwards (@PrestoMagic7) July 27, 2014

@jagsandredsfan's humorous tweet shows the popularity of the Jaguars' video boards and head coach..

Might have used his energy to run the score boards...#Jaguars — Ruhbecki (@JagsandRedsfan) July 27, 2014

@DonnyKwon summed it up perfectly.

Player POV

With Training Camp practice earlier in the day on Saturday, lots of players stuck around to cap off the day with the Summer Mega Event.

Great night at Everbank Field! Video boards are unreal, soccer game was great, meeting @carrieunderwood was awesome! Great night for Jax! — Josh Scobee (@JoshScobee10) July 27, 2014

The offensive lineman showed up in full force for the photo op with Underwood.

The special teams unit also had their photo taken with the country music superstar.

Boom! "@Tdickman89: #Jaguars specialists meet @carrieunderwood! @JoshScobee10 @carsontink:" — Carson Tinker (@carsontink) July 26, 2014

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