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Team Spirit author Mark Stewart talks about the OVERTIME web page.

 


Mark picks his favorite Jaguars.

 

 

Cover Team SpiritWhat's new with the Jacksonville Jaguars? That's what this page is all about.

The Team Spirit OVERTIME website begins where the Team Spirit books end.

That's because football never stands still … And I can never squeeze everything I want into 48 pages!

Scroll down for team updates, player profiles, and stats you won't find in the book. Click on the videos to the left to hear me talk about Team Spirit OVERTIME as well as my favorite players. And take a look below at some of the Jaguars collectibles I have in my home—pretty cool, right?

Enjoy this site, check back whenever you like, and click here to EMAIL me with any questions or comments about the Jaguars.

 

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20132016 Season Roundup: Back-to-back wins over the Colts and Bears in October gave Jacksonville fans a glimmer of hope, but the team did not win again until Christmas Eve and finished 3–13. Blake Bortles started all 16 games at quarterback, but lacked the weapons to win close games. The team’s defensive star was rookie Yannick Ngakoue, who had eight sacks and an interception.

2016 Season Preview: The Jaguars were very busy after their disappointing 5-win season in 2015. They added tons of talent through trades, free agent signings and the draft. New running back Chris Ivory joins three players who improved greatly last season—quarterback Blake Bortles and receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns. Depending on how long it takes the new faces on defense to mesh, the Jaguars could end up 6–10, 10–6 or anywhere in between.

20132015 Season Preview: Young Blake Bortles handled the ups and downs of a rookie quarterback with great poise last year. He has better blockers and receivers this season, so the Jaguars figure to score. Can they keep opponents out of the end zone? A weak pass rush may make that difficult.

2013September 2, 2014: Jacksonville has a good mix of veteran stars and young prospects, led by rookie quarterback Blake Bortles. The starting job is his to win and hold in 2014, and Jaguar fans can't wait until he gets a few wins under his belt. The Jags could surprise a few good teams this year, especially if their run-blocking improves.

2013September 4, 2013: New coach Gus Bradley has plans to turn the Jaguars into a winner in 2013, but those plans hinge on a breakout year from quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Does he have it in him? With the exception of Maurice Jones-Drew, Gabbert may not get much help from the offense...or the defense, which Bradley is in the process of rebuilding. The good news for Jags fans is a great draft. Rookies Luke Joeckel, Johnathan Cyprien, and Dwayne Gratz could be making headlines before the season is over.

2013February 2, 2013: The Jaguars didn’t make much progress in 2012, going 2–14. One of the few bright spots was Justin Blackmon, who caught 64 passes in his rookie year.

Summer, 2012: The Jaguars have a new owner in 2012, Shahid Khan, a Pakistani-born American business executive. Khan will look for improvement from young quarterback Blaine Gabbert and a defense that was one of the softest in the NFL in 2011.

     
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Marcus Stroud signed this magazine cover, which also shows John Henderson. (Author's Collection)

 

 

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This insert of Blaine Gabbert is really hard to find. It's definitely going into a good holder. (Topps, Inc.)

 

 

 

Donovin Darius —  Defensive Back
Born: 8/12/1975
Played for Team: 1998 to 2006
Donovin Darius roamed all over the field and loved to make hard tackles. The Jaguars drafted him in the first round in 1998, and he quickly became a starter. In 2000, Darius has one sack, intercepted two passes, and was second on the team with 65 tackles.


Marcus Stroud — Defensive Lineman
Born: 6/25/1978
Played for Team: 2001 to 2007
Marcus Stroud was a huge defensive lineman who anchored the Jacksonville defense. Stroud was at his best stopping the run, but he could also sack the quarterback. Stroud was voted to the Pro Bowl three seasons in a row starting in 2003.


John Henderson — Defensive Lineman
Born: 1/9/1979
Played for Team: 2002 to 2009
John Henderson was strong and quick, which made him very difficult to block. As a rookie, he had 6.5 sacks. Two years later, he played in the Pro Bowl. Henderson also recovered five fumbles during his career with Jacksonville.


Byron Leftwich — Quarterback
Born: 1/14/1980            
Played for Team: 2003 To 2006
Byron Leftwich became Jacksonville's starting quarterback during his rookie season. Though inexperienced, he won games with his creativity and toughness. Leftwich became one of the team's best leaders.


Blaine Gabbert — Quarterback
Born: 10/15/1989
First Year with Team: 2011
As the 2011 draft approached, the Jaguars hoped to find a new team leader. In the first round, they took Blaine Gabbert. He had the size, speed, and arm to be a great quarterback. In his rookie season, he threw 12 touchdown passes and guided the Jaguars to a win over the Baltimore Ravens, one of the NFL's best teams.

     
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I like this shot of Mark Brunell. He was warming up for a game looking happy and relaxed. (Black Book Partners)

 

J-VILLE
Long before the Jaguars began play, fans in Jacksonville showed how much they wanted pro football in their city. The American Football League played its All-Star Game there in 1967 and 1968, and the Jacksonville Sharks of the World Football League called the city home in 1974. In 1984 and 1985, the Jacksonville Bulls were one of the most popular teams in the United States Football League.


MARK OF EXCELLENCE
When the Jags traded for Mark Brunell in 1995, they hoped he would make the team competitive. He did that and more. Brunell became the first quarterback in history to lead an explansion team to the playoffs in three of its first four seasons.


THE FIRST JAGUAR
The first-ever Jaguar was quarterback Steve Beuerlein. The team selected him with the #1 pick in the 1995 Expansion Draft. Beuerlein started the first two games but sprained his knee and lost his job to Mark Brunell. One year later, Beuerlein signed with the NFL's other expansion club, the Carolina Panthers.

     
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This card really shows how small Maurice Jones-Drew is compared to other NFL players. (Topps, Inc.)

 

 

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Mike Hollis looks like he's watching himself kick. Weird. (Fleer Corp.)

 

 

RUSHING YARDS
2011 — Maurice Jones-Drew — 1,606


RECEIVING YARDS
No Jaguar has led the league in receiving yards.


PASSING YARDS
1996 — Mark Brunell — 4,367


RUSHING TDs
No Jaguar has led the league in rushing touchdowns.


RECEIVING TDs
2015 — Allen Robinson — 14


PASSING TDs
No Jaguar has led the league in passing touchdowns.


POINTS
1997 — Mike Hollis — 134


INTERCEPTIONS
No Jaguar has led the league in interceptions.


SACKS
No Jaguar has led the league in sacks.

     
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SEASON GAME OPPONENT SCORE
1996 AFC Championship New England Patriots Lost 20–6
1999 AFC Championship Tennessee Titans Lost 33–14
 
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