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In 2019, the NFL and Home Box Office – I bet the kids had no idea what HBO stood for – were fumbling on the 1-yard line when the ball rolled out of the back of the end zone.
The all-access documentary series that takes you to the NFL locker rooms had gold in the hands of the Raiders. They had Jon Gruden – a coach who to date has a 10-year contract worth $ 100 million and who has only won ten games four times in his 14 years on the sidelines. The team also had a new general manager in Mike Mayock, who played only a few NFL games in his career and previously served as Heading Head at NFL Network with no front office experience. Best of all, the Raiders had Antonio Brown, the League’s greatest drama queen.
And what did we get?
The most memorable and uneventful season in the franchise. We’ve got more information on Brown’s antics about his feet, helmet, and New England journey on social media and the SportsCenter than we’ve ever seen on HBO. But the soccer gods could give HBO another chance to get things right as the Jacksonville Jaguars starring Tim Tebow have become the league’s next must-see drama.
Let’s break up the cast.
I’m not going to tell you how this could be the greatest and most glaring example of white privilege in American history. I’m just going to post this tweet from Etan Thomas and let him do that. Plus, seeing Tebow as H-Back in Urban Meyer’s Offense as a safety valve for Trevor Lawrence so he can run through the defenders will be entertaining enough.
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Never forget that high stress jobs caused Meyer serious health problems and basically caused him to stop coaching twice. That’s why it’s so interesting to see someone who’s been so good on TV quit that job to coach one of the most stressful teams in the NFL. never forget that Meyer is a domestic abuse protector and was quietly trying to hire a coach for his Jacksonville staff who was fired for persistent racist behavior in Iowa. It all exploded on his face.
Strong is one of Urban Meyer’s boys and was a longtime assistant to him before running his own programs in Louisville, Texas and South Florida. While in Gainesville, Strong made headlines that he, a black man, had been told that his wife – a white woman – had been the reason he wasn’t offered jobs as head coachas the whites in the south were not happy with his interracial marriage. Years later, Strong and his wife went to Texas of all places. Now he’s back in Florida, the place where he was originally told his marriage was problematic.
Trevor Lawrence & Travis Etienne:
Outside of the national championship, this backfield tandem brought Clemson and the ridiculous amount of awards they won in the watered down ACC, the Jaguars’ decision to use both of their first round picks for these two was a great business decision. They combined for 17,894 yards and 186 touchdowns in college.
In sports, if you know the name of the owner of a team, it is for two reasons: They have been doing this for a long time, or they say and do stupid things quite often. Jaguar owner Shad Khan is the latter. As the sole majority owner of the color in the league, Khan is proof that “all skin people are not relatives”. A quick google search shows you that he spent money and said the right things when it comes to racism. However, the same google search will show you that Khan endorsed Trump. You can’t have it both ways.
If your franchise is potentially going to be featured in a documentary series that records the lives of players and coaches since cameras are everywhere, you should probably have someone around who is used to it. According to the Jags rosterwill be the “Last Chance U” star on the team.
I have no idea whether Minshew will stay in Jacksonville or move on at some point. It is important to note, however, that this team was once led by a quarterback who looks like this.
Don’t you worry, HBO.