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Top of the Morning News, Oct. 18, 2011


"The Jaguars, after winning their regular-season opener, have lost their last five games despite an improved defense that ranks No. 8 in the NFL."

Del Rio stands by his decision to go for field goal in the fourth quarter. The Times-Union

"The Jaguars did not pursue receiver Brandon Lloyd, who the Denver Broncos traded to the St. Louis Rams on Monday. After acquiring Lloyd, the Rams released former Jaguars receiver Mike Sims-Walker."  The Times-Union

Listen to what the Jaguars head coach had to say on Monday.

Around the NFL

Fans pay respect to Al Davis.

Alex Marvez of examines the Jets victory over Miami last night.

Albert Breer of dives into the incident on Sunday in Detroit between Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz.

Are NFL teams going away from playbooks to new technology?  New York Times

The Titans searching for identity following the bye week.  The Tennessean

"Week 7's most compelling storyline centers on whether Tebow can emerge the Broncos quarterback of the future and inspire his teammates the way he has those who raised roadside billboards imploring coach John Fox to anoint Tebow."  USA Today

Tweet, Tweet

Just got done mowing the yard. I don't know what it is about it but it's just so relaxing for me, has been since I was a little kid! --- @ZachPotter88 (tight end Zach Potter)

Thanks for the love and support Jaguar Nation --- @GuyWhimper68 (offensive tackle Guy Whimper)

Man I can watch Martin all day! --- @WillRackley (guard/center Will Rackley)

Stat of the day

Jaguars safety Courtney Green and Ravens running back Ray Rice grew up together in New Rochelle, New York and were teammates at New Rochelle High and Rutgers. 


The Jaguars will hold a short practice this afternoon at the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields before returning on Thursday to begin preparations for Baltimore. 

The last word

"He played pretty solidly.  He was in on about 16 snaps and was part of the rotation on passing downs and I think came out of it in pretty good shape. I think he was in on one play but he was good.  He got better as the snaps went on, as the game went on."

Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio on the debut of defensive end Aaron Kampman

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