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Four Jacksonville Jaguars players arrested in London

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Sep 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back D.J. Hayden (25) reacts after his pass break up with defensive back Barry Church (42) intended for New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Four Jacksonville Jaguars players have reportedly been arrested in London prior to the Jaguars vs. Eagles game at Wembley Stadium, per reports from The Sun UK and Black Sports Online.

According to the article, Jaguars safeties Barry Church, Ronnie Harrison, and Jarrod Wilson, as well as cornerback D.J. Hayden are rumored to have been the players arrested by local police for running up a £50,000 tab and leaving the bar without paying. That’s equivalent to just over $64,165 US dollars.

It’s important to note the time difference between U.S. and London time before getting confused over when this happened. The story reports this happened at 4 A.M. local time, and this story broke around 8:30 P.M. U.S. time, that being 1:30 A.M. in London… This happened on FRIDAY night, not last night before the game.

UPDATE: Local Jaguars media has begun to acknowledge the story. More details will undoubtedly emerge. This comes from Brent Martineau of Action News Jax.

UPDATE: Benjamin Allbright confirms Barry Church and D.J. Hayden are two of the four arrested Jaguars players.

UPDATE: Jaguars release statement acknowledging arrests of four players.

UPDATE: No players have been ruled out of today’s game due to the arrests. D.J. Hayden will not dress due to a toe injury that has sidelined him for six weeks.

UPDATE: Five other Jaguars players have been linked to this story, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. LBs Telvin Smith, Myles Jack, and Leon Jacobs, as well as DE Dante Fowler and RB T.J. Yeldon, were all at the club with Church, Hayden, Harrison and Wilson, however none of these five players were detained.

UPDATE: Multiple NFL.com reporters, including Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, have been told the matters have been resolved and the bill has been paid:

“The players went to a club on Friday night, were sent bottles of champagne and other high-end liquors and ran up a huge bill, sources told Rapoport. The players believed that the bottles were comped, but instead they were on their bill. When the bill arrived, the players refused to pay it, believing that it was not what they owed. An argument ensued and local police made several arrests.”

None of the players will be charged.

You can read the full story here.

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  1. Rich Spoiled Athletes

    October 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    What is with rich athletes/celebs/etc thinking they can go to someone’s business, rack up a bill that is more than most people make in a year and then think that the business is just going to comp it to them?

    The level of narcissism displayed here is astounding.

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Jaguars finalize coaching staff after landing offensive coordinator

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Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have finalized their 2019 coaching staff. They’ve officially hired their offensive coordinator as well as other staff members. John DeFilippo was the headliner for today as the replacement for Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator.

The Jaguars also announced the remainder of their staff. As we covered in the past couple of weeks they have hired several position coaches, including Terry Robiskie as running backs coach, George Warhop as the offensive line coach, and Tim Walton as the secondary coach.

The rest of the staff was a mystery until today. The Jaguars announced they will be promoting assistant defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich to defensive line coach, and they have hired David Merritt as their assistant defensive line coach. Merritt spent the past season as the Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach. Joe Danna will be promoted as well and will be coaching the safeties. Danna has been on the Jaguars staff as an assistant secondary coach since 2017. John Donovan, another assistant coach for the Jaguars, will be promoted to assistant running backs coach.

It is worth noting in today’s presser Marrone stated Tim Walton will coach the cornerbacks, and Joe Danna will coach the safeties. “I thought we could get more out of our coaches and players if we split the secondary,” Marrone said. This is worth noting as Walton actually held a similar role with the Giants for the past couple of seasons.

Scott Milanovich will remain on staff as the quarterbacks coach. Milanovich was the play-caller for the final five weeks of the season. Milanovich has been with the Jaguars as a QB coach since 2017.

There were no other major coaching changes on the Jaguars roster as the rest of the staff will stay intact.

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Jaguars will retain quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich

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Nov 26, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars will retain Scott Milanovich as their quarterbacks coach, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Milanovich filled in as interim offensive coordinator after Nate Hackett was fired midseason, but the offense saw no improvement with the QB coach calling plays. However, the team appears confident that the former Grey Cup-winning CFL head coach can handle the responsibilities of quarterbacks coach, a position Milanovich has held since Doug Marrone was named head coach in 2017.

The team hired John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator earlier today. You can read why he was a fantastic hire here. Marrone mentioned during his press conference today that Milanovich and DeFilippo have a previous relationship in Maryland.

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Jaguars to hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator, per report

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Credit: 247Sports.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to hire John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator, per report.

DeFilippo was the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator during the 2018 season, but was fired during Week 15, apparently due to a conflict of play-calling interests with head coach Mike Zimmer, who wanted to focus more on the run game than DeFilippo’s strengths with the pass game.

However, despite a lack of calling the run, Vikings quarterback had a historic season as a passer when it came to efficiency, being the first QB in NFL history to throw for 4000+ yards, 30+ touchdowns, 10 or fewer interceptions, and complete at least 70% of his passes. Much of this can be credited to DeFilippo’s influence in the passing game.

Previous to Minnesota, DeFilippo was the Philadelphia Eagles QBs coach during their 2017-18 Super Bowl run, where he was key to the development of Carson Wentz and rejuvenation of Nick Foles’ career after Wentz tore his ACL. He also served as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2015, where then-36 year old Josh McCown posted the second most touchdown passes of his 13 year career with 12 in eight games, along with 2109 passing yards, a 63.7 completion percentage, and only four interceptions.

DeFilippo’s first NFL coaching job came in 2005 as an offensive quality control coach under then New York Giants head coach and current EVP of Football Operations for the Jaguars, Tom Coughlin. So there’s a definite connection to the team in ths hire.

At the end of the day, the Jaguars number one priority this offseason has to be, and will be, fixing their passing game woes. Quarterback Blake Bortles needs to be replaced, and the team’s next signal caller must be groomed into a successful QB. DeFilippo has proven with Cousins, Foles/Wentz, as well as Josh McCown in Cleveland during the 2015 season, that he’s capable of doing just that.

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