Jacksonville Jaguars articles from around the web over the past weekend and Friday.
"It doesn’t feel surprising that Julius Thomas has impressed in the first week of OTAs, but his performance has still surpassed expectations. No one was certain how the tight end would take the transition from Denver to Duval County, but he hasn’t slipped up since arriving."
"“I want to be here. Coach Bradley has an unbelievable culture, an unbelievable environment that he’s building. And this team is going to have success. You can just feel it. The atmosphere, the type of players he brings in, the culture of this organization — it’s the best I’ve ever been around. And I wanted to do everything I could to be a part of it.”"
"NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks ranked the top 10 scariest position groups in 2015 and the Jaguars will face five of them: Carolina’s linebackers, Buffalo’s defensive line, the New York Jets’ defensive line and cornerbacks and Baltimore’s edge rushers. Here’s a look at each group and how the Jaguars will have to counter those units:"
"Jaguars QB Blake Bortles: At times last season, he played with as many as five other rookies on offense. That’s tough on any quarterback, let alone one who’s a rookie himself. The offensive style didn’t help either. But there is a new coordinator and Bortles has spent a ton of time working on his mechanics, which needed fixing. That will lead to more accuracy, but the biggest thing will be his experience, as well as those around him."
"“If I’m the best I can be and that’s the best player for the Jags, then I’ll be out there.” – Luke Bowanko"