On this week’s episode of Keep Choppin’ Wood from SB Nation’s Big Cat Country, we talk about just the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts game in London at Wembley Stadium, Blake Bortles’ continued regression, Yannick Ngakoue’s surprising start, Jalen Ramsey vs. Rashean Mathis, Gus Bradley, and more from around the NFL.
I made a statement on the latest Keep Choppin’ Wood episode that Blaine Gabbert was playing better than Blake Bortles right now. The notion stemmed from a discussion Michael Lombardi and Bill Simmons recently had on the two on Simmons’ podcast.
The fact that we can even have a comparison between the two is highly disappointing. However, it’s not completely unfounded. Here’s a video from 2012 with current Jaguars Offensive Coordinator Greg Olsen. Olsen served as the Quarterback coach under the previous regime (Mike Mularkey’s sole season in Jacksonville). After the entire staff was fired, he went to Oakland and ran the offense in Derek Carr’s rookie year, then returned to Jacksonville as Jedd Fisch’s replacement on Gus Bradley’s staff. That’s a really convoluted way of saying that he’s worked directly with both Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles.
Continue reading “Just How Bad is Blake Bortles?”
On this week’s episode of Keep Choppin’ Wood, we talk about just how bad the game against the Baltimore Ravens was, just how bad Blake Bortles was, why Gus Bradley needs to get fired immediately after London, and more about the future of this NFL franchise.
Welcome to the first Big Bored Mailbag! First, music.
Chris: How do I become a successful gambler when it comes to CFB and the NFL?
You should ask a successful gambler. They don’t build casinos with gold walls because they lose money.
Connor: Why does nobody care about Mizzou? Back-to-back SEC East champs, back to back Big-12 North champs, they’ve put dudes in the league . I‘m biased, but we gotta be the most overlooked program in CFB relative to on-field and NFL success, and it bothers me more than it should so I always ask folks who aren’t from KC or StL what they see and think when Mizzou pops up.
Honestly, I think everyone reaches a point where they unconsciously black out all information on Missouri and Kansas because trying to figure out why Kansas City is in fucking Missouri and not Kansas is a traumatic childhood moment for anyone that doesn’t live in either state.
Mizzou’s run at the top of the SEC East kinda reminds me of when Georgia clamped down on the division in the early 2000s when both Florida and Tennessee were down. Nice teams during down periods, but they’re definitely in the shadow of Saban’s LSU championship team and the undefeated Auburn team of 2004. That’s the same spot Mizzou is in – they’re a good program, but the East is a little down, and they’ve been overshadowed by the SEC West.
Also, fuck Blaine Gabbert.
Continue reading “9/23/16 (First Ever) Mailbag: Mizzou, the Packers, Coaching Psychology, and Black Quarterbacks”
On this week’s episode of Keep Choppin’ Wood, we talk about just how bad the game against the San Diego Chargers was, how far-reaching the problems on the Jacksonville Jaguars are, discuss why Gus Bradley and Todd Wash should be fired immediately, try to find some reason why the Baltimore Ravens don’t come in and completely destroy us, and more.
On this week’s episode of “Keep Choppin’ Wood”, we have a one-on-one conversation between Beaux Jaxson and Matt Waldman of The Rookie Scouting Portfolio to talk about getting you ready for fantasy football for the 2016 NFL season. We talk about Matt Waldman’s evaluation process, fantasy sleepers, players to stay away from, and break down expectations for players all over the league. (And of course, we talk about Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and more Jacksonville Jaguars players who could contribute in a big way to your fantasy efforts in 2016.)
On this week’s episode of “Keep Choppin’ Wood”, we recap the Jaguars vs. Buccaneers game, break down expectations for Dante Fowler, talk about the possibility of the Jaguars signing a veteran pass rusher like Greg Hardy, celebrate Brett Favre’s son, Blake Bortles, look forward to Week 3 of the preseason against the Bengals, and more.
On this week’s episode of “Keep Choppin’ Wood”, we recap the first half of the Jaguars vs. Jets preseason game (because the second half of a preseason game is for suckers), the running back situation with Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon, the team’s interest in free agent left tackle Will Beatty, and more!
On this week’s episode of “Keep Choppin’ Wood”, we discuss Luke Joeckel’s transition to left guard, Marqise Lee’s injury and how water is, indeed, wet, the middle linebacker battle, and the installment of our weekly “Hanxed It” award!