Notes and observations: “It's basically on us”

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser’s Thursday notes and observations: Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett discusses RB Leonard Fournette, defensive coordinator Todd Wash discusses CB D.J. Hayden and LB Telvin Smith discusses confidence … 1.Nathaniel Hackett’s waiting and seeing. “We’re going to play it by ear, see how he is,” the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator said Thursday …

Sexton-Oehser keys: Jaguars-Colts

JACKSONVILLE – Senior writer John Oehser and senior correspondent Brian Sexton break down three Jaguars keys for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Oehser … 1.Getting the backs involved. This starts with second-year running back Leonard Fournette’s likely return, but it doesn’t end there. Fournette, who missed six of eight …

Sexton-Oehser quick thoughts: Eagles 24, Jaguars 18

LONDON – Senior writer John Oehser and senior correspondent Brian Sexton both offer three quick thoughts on the Jaguars’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley Stadium in London Oehser … 1.The Jaguars’ defense deserves credit for creating early turnovers, but that won’t be how this unit remembers a 24-18 loss. Instead, the group will …

O-Zone: Rude and reckless

LONDON – Let’s get to it … KC from Hialeah, FL Considering the Jaguars’ style of play (running the ball down their opponent’s throat and playing great, tough defense), what was the front office thinking in putting so much faith in quarterback Blake Bortles? Why depend on a guy who needs everything around him to …

Getting back on track

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3) stand at a crossroads as they enter today’s game against the Houston Texans (3-3).  At .500 along with the Texans and the Tennessee Titans, the Jaguars are third in the standings with an 0-1 division record following an earlier loss to the Titans. The Titans are 2-0 in the …

O-Zone: The real truth

JACKSONVILLE – Let’s get to it … Bruce from Green Cove Springs, FL I asked recently about depth on the offensive line and you indicated that no team is ever deep enough. Okay, I’ll accept your (many, many, many) years of experience. Yet I don’t think it unrealistic to expect the Jaguars to continue trying …