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Fournette for tomorrow’s game against the Indianapolis Colts because of a fight in the second half with Buffalo Bills..."The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without starting running back Leonard Fournette for tomorrow’s game against the Indianapolis Colts because of a fight in the second half with Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson and deservedly so — Fournette ran in from the opposite sideline and immediately squared up on two Bills players pushing and shoving fellow running back Carlos Hyde.And former Jaguars great Jimmy Smith isn’t happy about it... or much else going on with the team this year.Smith was a guest on 1010XL’s “XL Primetime” radio show to discuss the Fournette suspension and other issues surrounding the team last week and Smith did not hold back DJ Chark Jerseys Stitched , saying Fournette wasn’t thinking of the team when he ran onto the sidelines.“It goes to maturity and this is not the first-time that he has been suspended,” Smith said. “It seems like these guys get suspended pretty often for knucklehead things. He’s got to think team first and in that game, he wasn’t even on the field, he was on the sideline ... I understand him trying to protect his teammates, but in reality, you didn’t protect your teammates, or your team. He had to be on the field. If he wants to pick a fight, pick a fight with himself and remain on the field and finish the ballgame.”Smith even went so far as to say that the Jaguars would not have lost last week had Fournette stayed in the game.“If he played in that second-half we would have won the ballgame. I know there is a lot of frustration and guys want to take it out on each other and on their opponents, but you just have to play football, show great leadership, and love your team.”The former All-Pro wide receiver also gave his opinions on Jalen Ramsey, arguably the best player on the team, saying the star cornerback’s trash talking has put a target on the team’s back.“We took care of business on the field and left all the trash talking alone. We did a little trash talking inside the game Gardner Minshew Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys , but there was no bulletin board material or any of that stuff. Just play the game. You get paid to go out and play the game. You don’t get paid to trash talk ... You look at Jalen Ramsey’s trash talk and where it’s gotten him and the whole defense. Team’s gear up for you when you trash talk. They go out to prove a point and Buffalo was a prime example.”“I don’t remember ever in franchise history having as many issues as we have had just this one season with suspensions and trash-talking. Loud teams in the NFL aren’t the ones that are winning, the quiet teams are the one that are and when I reflect back to our glory days, we were a quiet team.”Lastly, Smith discussed the firing of offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, saying he was surprised it didn’t happen sooner in the season.“I thought it would have happened a few weeks earlier while the team still had some time to give it a shot. You have to shake some things up when things are not going well and I’m surprised that he stayed employed that long ... Now, I think that it is more than Nate Hackett that is the problem, or it may have not been Nate Hackett at all, we will find that out.”Read all of the transcript from the interview at 1010XL’s website here. If anyone figured the 2018 NFL season would emulate 2017, they have positive proof through seven weeks that just isn’t so.Sure, the Patriots are an AFC power, even though they aren’t overpowering anybody, and the Chiefs again won their first five games before losing. The Giants and 49ers are dredging the bottom of the NFC once more.But take a look at the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles. And the Jaguars.The Titans, the Falcons and the Bills.Don’t take a long look Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys 2019 , though, because it’s pretty ugly.It’s most unsightly in Jacksonville, where a locker room incident punctuated a third straight loss. The Jaguars, who led the Patriots in the fourth quarter of the AFC title game in January, are 3-4, and in the last three defeats are minus-8 in turnover differential. They’re minus-12 on the season, the offense has disappeared and quarterback Blake Bortles was benched in a 20-7 home loss to division-rival Houston.Calais Campbell was seen holding back fellow defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, a carry-over from the screaming, shouting and finger pointing after the latest flop.“We’ve got to do something, but the first thing we’ve got to do is stop turning the damn ball over,” exasperated coach Doug Marrone said. “Period. That would be the positive of how we can build.”A defense that appeared ready to dominate this year has been inconsistent. Injuries have been a factor.And the psyche seems damaged.“Frustration’s a part of the game, and we’re emotional people and this is an emotional game,” Campbell said. “At the same time Youth Gardner Minshew Jersey , I think these guys, this group of guys, we have a different kind of heart to us. At the same time, losing sucks, you know, especially losing three in a row. Stacking losses, that’s not who we are, that’s not what we want to be.“But it is who we are ’cause that’s what’s going on right now. I do believe that we will get it fixed. We have no choice but to get it fixed.”They’ll set about it in London against the Eagles , who blew a 17-0 lead in the fourth quarter at home against Carolina. Another team with plenty of injuries, the Eagles’ resilient nature that carried them to the top is ebbing.Like the Jags, the Eagles recognize it. They simply can’t get caught up in expectations.“There’s enough pressure,” coach Doug Pederson said. “Just the game itself brings its own sort of pressure. We don’t have to go force anything. We don’t have to go looking for plays. Let the plays come to you and then make them when they come, and that’s where we’re at.”Actually Gardner Minshew Jersey Color Rush , where they are at is 3-4 — they lost only three times last season — trailing 4-2 Washington in a muddled NFC East. And now they head overseas.“You just isolate this game in this week and move on to the next. You learn from it,” quarterback Carson Wentz said. “I sound like a broken record every time we lose up here, but it’s on to the next. There is no time to feel sorry for yourself, there is no time to be (ticked) about it. You have to learn from it quick and bounce back to next week.”Tennessee showed some guts in going for a 2-point conversion in the final seconds, trailing 20-19 in London. It failed — twice, the first negated by a Chargers penalty.The Titans (3-4) have dropped three in a row, too. Their offense has been awful and the rush defense weak.They are hardly a lost cause, though. The Bills and Falcons probably are.We would gladly give Atlanta a break because no team has been ravaged by injuries the way the Falcons have.For the first month of the season, they lost a starter or more per game, especially on D. Top runner Devonta Freeman now is on injured reserve.No one gets a break in the NFL, however, and the fact star receiver Julio Jones has yet to find the end zone is emblematic of underachievement. At 2-4 in the highly competitive NFC South, the Falcons Womens Gardner Minshew Jersey , who wasted away the 2016 championship with a second-half collapse in the Super Bowl, won’t be participating in the big game they will host in February.Of all the struggling 2017 playoff qualifiers, the demise of the Bills was most predictable. From some strange roster decisions to the inability to replace key lost blockers to not building on potential momentum from their first postseason berth since the turn of the century, the Bills have been a mess. Like all of the teams discussed here, they’ve been struck by the injury bug. Unlike the others, they didn’t have the talent base to compete from the outset.Turnover in the playoffs lineup happens each year in the NFL, of course. For every one of these disappointments thus far are the risers: the Bears, Ravens and Texans. Houston began the season with three defeats and now leads the AFC South.“I think we started believing more,” safety Tyrann Mathieu said. “We started the season 0-3. No one was negative. We all know we were really close to winning the game.We kept working and tuned out a lot of the outside noise.“Anytime you win four games in a row you set a standard for yourself.”Too bad some teams aren’t approaching the standards they set by making the playoffs last season.
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