Jacksonville Jaguars News and Notes Ahead of Week 5

Are you tired of hearing about Urban Meyer’s wild weekend yet? Talk of Meyer’s credibility could linger, but there’s more to focus on. The Jacksonville Jaguars play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The team’s most hated rival comes to town. Distractions are many, but it’s time for the team to focus on football. We’ll briefly discuss the team’s commitment to Meyer, a certain QB1’s birthday, and the Titans injury report.

Jacksonville Jaguars News and Notes Ahead of Week 5

The Players Remain Committed to the Head Coach

Mia O’Brien is the Sports Anchor and Reporter for First Coast News. She Reported that the team captains voiced their support for Meyer in a meeting with him this week. She also added that he never considered resigning. Stories blow up quickly in the media these days. However, it appears that for now, Urban and the team are committed to each other. This is very important. The team needs to be one unit to win games. There are 13 games left this season. If the Jags can play distraction-free, they’ll have a better chance at notching some wins under their belt.

Trevor Lawrence’s Birthday

Trevor Lawrence celebrated his 22nd birthday on Wednesday. The rookie quarterback was hard at work today in practice and also answered questions from the media. He seems to be fitting in just fine Duval. In fact, Lawrence and his wife gave teammate DJ Chark a get well soon present. The Jaguars truly do have a bright future with Lawrence at the helm. At just 22 years old, Lawrence could realistically play for at least another 15 seasons. The team clearly must do right by their young quarterback, he has the potential to bring the Lombardi trophy to an organization that’s never had it.

The Titans Injury Report and the Game Ahead

As you can see above, the Titans have 21 players listed on their injury report this week. The Titans are 2-2 and are coming off of a loss to the New York Jets. While the Jags are still winless, this game could be a favorable match-up. Twenty-one players on the injury report is indeed a lot. It’s especially noteworthy that neither Julio Jones nor AJ Brown played last week. Though Brown practiced today, Jones did not. Both of their availability will be something to watch as Sunday gets closer.

The Jaguars only have four players on the injury report as of Wednesday. Carlos Hyde, Tyson Campbell, Roy Robertson-Harris, and Lerentee McCray will all be names to watch for the Jags. The team lost Chark to a broken ankle last week. He could be out for the remainder of the season. So the team will have a new starting rotation in the wideout room. This week Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault, and Tavon Austin will start. Perhaps players such as Jamal Agnew and Tyron Johnson can also step up.

The Jags need to play a complete game in order to win this week. Stop Derrick Henry, get into a rhythm on offense, and solid play from the kicker could be a recipe for victory.

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