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The Social Snapshot: JAX vs DET


The Jaguars' final road game of the 2014 NFL Preseason was a Week 3 matchup with the Detroit Lions. Cecil Shorts III and Dekoda Watson were making their preseason debuts. Rookies Blake Bortles and Allen Hurns continued to draw positive reviews from the media and fans. Remember to use #ATLvsJAX, #Jaguars and/or @Jaguars in all social posts for the Jaguars' final game of the preseason on Thursday. Here's The Social Snapshot:

Fan Focus

Fans were posting photos from work ahead of Friday's game.

My computer at work is now complete, eh family? #Jaguars — David Sedillo (@Ollides) August 22, 2014

Chris Chavez was sporting his Marcedes Lewis jersey on gameday.

Talk about an awesome in-store display.

Avid Jaguars fan and tweeter, Jeanne Beale posted this on gameday.

Let's do this!! @jaguars #jaguars — Jeanne Beale (@twinbeale217) August 22, 2014

Starting the Jaguars fandom at a young age.

@Jaguars this little fan says she is ready for another W. #JAXvsDET #poppinbortles — WriteRach (@Rachelp25) August 22, 2014

Awesome photo and caption. "That moment you realize your parenting skills are working! #jaguars #rays #icebox?"

LEO Andre Branch's interception had fans buzzing.

Branch with a pick!!! Lets go #windmill #jaguars — Justin Hollis (@JustinHollis83) August 23, 2014

Dude. Andre Branch with a ridiculous interception over Calvin Johnson. He's a DE!! #jaguars — ColCow (@colinc904) August 23, 2014

I see you, Branch! #Jaguars — BCBBethany (@bethanyj426) August 23, 2014

Branch's selfie is one of my favorite celebration moves. #Jaguars — Doug Filaroski (@dfilaroski) August 23, 2014

Bortles tossed his first touchdown pass of the 2014 NFL Preseason.

Blake Bortles to Allen Hurns wow what a throw, he changed the play say the blitz coming wow play the man #jaguars — Jonas V. Washington (@jmizzal) August 23, 2014

Hurns, an undrafted rookie wide receiver, has led the Jaguars in receiving yards in each game of the preseason.

Bortles and Hurns…. Future of @Jaguars Football!!! I want a @A1hurns jersey!!! #NextGenJags #Jaguars — ©raig Fordham (@AussieJag) August 23, 2014

Hurns jersey about to be on order y'all #jaguars — Jags Movie Guy (@MoviePaul) August 23, 2014

Reporter Roundup

Jaguars reporter and radio host J.P. Shadrick shows you a behind-the-scenes look of his final preparations for a long day and night on the air.

In studio and ready to roll with the @publix Tailgate Show #JAXvsDET #Jaguars — J.P. Shadrick (@jpshadrick) August 22, 2014

Both offensive lines stood united for a tribute to Jaguars offensive line coach George Yarno. Yarno, who used to coach for the Lions, is battling cancer.

Jags, Lions lineman posing for picture to send to George Yarno. Jags & former Lions Oline coach is battling cancer. — Brent Martineau (@BrentAS360) August 22, 2014

Head Coach Gus Bradley is all about giving back to the following.

Gus Bradley spending a few minutes talking to a couple #Jaguars fans in the stands. — Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) August 22, 2014

ESPN's Mike DiRocco noted the difference between the size of the videoboards at EverBank Field and Ford Field.

Size does matter, at least for video boards. Advantage, EverBank. — Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) August 22, 2014

Jaguars Owner Shad Khan was helping fans get autographs.

Now, this is incredible. #Jaguars fan brought a Denard Michigan jersey to game. Khan takes it and has Denard sign it for her. — Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) August 22, 2014

The Jaguars had a few big third down stops early to prevent the Lions from putting up big numbers on the scoreboard.

Feisty Jags with the goal line stand vs #Lions. This almost feels like a football Sunday — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2014

The Jaguars recovered two fumbles on Friday.

Fumble forced by @mccrayd10 recovered by J.T. Thomas at the Lions 49 yard line...he had good coverage on the previous pass down the field. — Brian Sexton (@JagsVoice) August 23, 2014

Bortles completed a deep pass to Hurns during his two-minute drive to end the first half.

Not sure which was better -- Bortles throw up left sideline or over-the-shoulder catch by Hurns. Wow! #Jaguars — Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) August 23, 2014

Bortles was 10 of 17 for 158 yards and a touchdown against the Lions.

Hard to believe that 3 weeks into the preseason, there's only 1 guy who looks like he might make Houston have regrets, and it's Bortles. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 23, 2014

Touchdown, Jaguars. Bortles with the pass. Get used to it. — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 23, 2014

Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley has not wavered in his commitment to Chad Henne as the team's starting quarterback.

Jaguars HC Gus Bradley says QB Chad Henne definitely will start opener. No change and door is not open for Blake Bortles. — John Oehser (@JohnOehser) August 23, 2014

Player POV

Defensive end Tyson Alualu shared this emotional post on his Instagram a few hours before kickoff.

Safety Sherrod Martin posted this neat edit.

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#Blessed and #Thankful

A post shared by Sherrod The “NFL” Barber (@sherrodmartin) on

Winston Guy shared this photo of his pick six in Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Preseason.

Linebacker Dekoda Watson made his debut as a Jaguar on Friday night.

Just want to the thank JAGS Nation for the support and positive motivation. With that being said LETS GO TO WORK TONIGHT! #readyready #love — Dekoda Watson (@DekodaWatson) August 22, 2014

Denard Robinson was playing his first game in Michigan, since his record-breaking career as a Wolverine.

Awesome night in Detroit. Thanks to all the @umichfootball faithful that came. Tweet me pics from the game and I'll post my favorites to IG. — Denard Robinson (@DenardX) August 23, 2014

Geno Hayes was ready to go for kickoff.

That was close game...Steady improvement...#JagNation — Geno Hayes (@55_AlwaysLive) August 23, 2014

Veteran wide receivers Cecil Shorts III and Mike Brown were excited to see the success of Hurns.

That boy @A1hurns is a baller!!! Go follow the homie — Cecil Shorts III (@CecilShortsIII) August 23, 2014

My dawg @A1hurns got in that ZONNNEEEE tonight tho! Congrats bro! #ThrowUpTheX one time for me — Mike Brown (@Im_MikeB) August 23, 2014

Ryan Davis forced an intentional grounding and recovered a fumble. He is optimistic about the team's future.

Tough one, still wanna finish these preseason games out but I'm glad we took this opp and got better today ✊ — Ryan Davis (@bigdavis813) August 23, 2014

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