Prowling The Web: What’s up with Julius Thomas?


Julius Thomas finds his way into the news…and it’s not because he’s on his way to a 12 touchdown season. That and more in the latest from around the web.

Not much impact so far from Jaguars TE Julius Thomas – ESPN

"Tight end Julius Thomas was supposed to be a major part of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense. So far, though, it hasn’t turned out that way.Thomas has just 13 catches in four games and has taken a secondary role to receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson, who have established themselves as two of the best young receivers in the game. Thomas caught just three passes in the Jaguars’ 28-23 loss to the New York Jets last Sunday and is among those whose stock gained value in Week 9 of the 2015 NFL season."

Day after takeaways: The right instinct – Jacksonville Jaguars team site

"While the Jaguars’ defense has struggled at times this season, that wasn’t the case Sunday. The defense held the Jets to 290 yards and 14 first downs, with New York converting 5 of 15 third downs. Three of four Jets touchdowns came on drives of 51, 32 and 25 yards after a long kickoff return and two Jaguars turnovers. Most notable was the performance against running back Chris Ivory. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Ivory’s 26 yards were the fewest ever for a back with 23 or more carries, an effort that moved the Jaguars to seventh in the NFL in run defense."

Biggest takeaways from Jacksonville Jaguars’ Week 9 loss – Bleacher Report

"This may seem obvious, especially to people who have watched the Jaguars week-to-week this season, but Sunday’s performances from wide receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns solidified their ability and importance to this season.The duo combined for 243 yards and a touchdown on Sunday and did so against a Jets secondary that features corners Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. While their secondary was a little banged up, going up against one of the NFL’s best performing defenses and having a day like that was incredible."