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Jaguars’ Defenders Compared to Classic Hit Songs

Christopher Thornton



The offseason is a long and boring stretch in the NFL calendar, however, in this period of the NFL season, important questions arise. Some of the questions include but are not limited to:

  • Is Jalen Ramsey the best corner in the NFL?
  • Was Myles Jack actually down?
  • “Alexa, how do you spell Posluszny?”
  • If Taven Bryan were a hit song, which hit song would he be?

For the first three questions, we already have the answers: Yes, no and irrelevant. With those respectively out of the way, we move to what we think is the most pressing question of the offseason, what classic hit songs best personify the Jaguars’ defense?

Taven Bryan – Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne 

Come on; you can’t tell me that this song isn’t on a continuous loop in Bryan’s head, both on and off the football field. The song embodies everything that Taven Bryan is; his nickname is the Wyoming Wildman, that should be enough evidence. I can almost guarantee that from now on when you hear Crazy Train, the image of Taven Bryan throwing up the peace sign and the crazy hair will pop into your mind.


Calais Campbell – Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

We like to picture that as Campbell walks out of the locker room and heads to the practice field, or maybe even when he’s grabbing groceries, a song similar to this is always playing in his head. Calais Campbell is #DUUUVAL’s own Jolly “Teal” Giant. Never have I encountered Calais when he wasn’t a big, lovable teddy bear of a man. It won’t surprise me if Campbell has a morning routine similar to that of Spongebob Squarepants, where he wakes up every morning with a giant smile on his face and greets everything and everyone in his path with a grin.


Malik Jackson – Gold Digger by Kanye West

Now, I ain’t saying he’s a gold digger, but he ain’t messing with no broke… franchises. Immediately following his Superbowl victory in Denver, Jackson jumped ship from the sinking boat known as the Broncos and was saved by the U.S.S Khan. Khan and Co rewarded Jackson with a six-year $85.5 million contract. However, out of all of this, one thing indeed happened. For Jackson, you will see him on any given Sunday, he won the Superbowl and might or might not have driven off in a Hyundai.


Dec 3, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) keeps Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) from making a first down during the second quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports


Yannick Ngakoue – Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Ngakoue might easily be one of the most hungry and motivated members of the Jaguars defense. His twitter is a standing testament to his will to prove everyone who has ever doubted him or passed on him. The only thing that could make this song choice more perfect for Ngakoue would be if it were “Eye of the Jaguar.” Other than that, Ngakoue and “Eye of the Tiger” go hand in hand. This is undoubtedly a comparison that Yannick could get behind.


Jan 21, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks (14) drops a pass behind Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) and cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) during the third quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Jalen Ramsey + A.J Bouye – We Belong Together by Mariah Carey

A cornerback duo made in heaven. Bouye, an undrafted player, grinding his way to the top, paired with Ramsey, a top-five talent still learning the ropes of the NFL. The technician and the athlete. When Bouye stepped onto the scene in Jacksonville, the two seemed to have hit it off right away. Together, Ramsey and Bouye paired to be the best cornerback duo in the entire NFL. It’s hard at this point now to not picture these two on the same defense; we didn’t even have to witness this during the Pro Bowl as both played together on that defense as well. Mariah Carey said it best for Ramsey and Bouye, “Who’s gonna take your place? There ain’t nobody better. Oh, baby baby, we belong together.”

Myles Jack – California Love by 2Pac 

Now before we dig into this one, I do want to answer the question on everyone’s minds. Myles Jack wasn’t down. Now that that’s out of the way let us all dive into the man who, although not born in California, became known there. Myles Jack, who hailed from the University of California, Los Angeles, arrived in the REAL sunshine state that is Florida (Even though 2Pac claimed California is the sunshine state, we know that is #False). The song both in the name and all around by the beat and rhythm, personify Jack quite well. The beat of the song is a chill but up-tempo beat which seems to showcase Jack on and off the field. Off the field, Jack is well mannered, and kind of quiet whereas on the field is a whole different being. He’s energetic, he’s loud, and his presence is known. Picturing Myles Jack with sunglasses on, cruising down Jacksonville Beach in a convertible seems to be the only way.


Telvin Smith – X Gon’ Give It To Ya by DMX

Telvin Smith was always knocked down coming into the NFL about his size and that he wouldn’t be able to stand his ground in the NFL because of it. Smith has proven all of his critics wrong, cementing himself as a top 10 linebacker in the league. Smith is a playmaker and puts his body on the line to help his team win. X Gon’ Give It To Ya is a perfect example of an “I’m coming for you, so get ready” type song and is geared for Telvin Smith. Smith gon’ give it to ya.


Honorable Mentions

Although these players are no longer with the Jaguars, some songs are just too perfect not to get used, and for that, we present the honorable mentions portion of our list.


Aaron Colvin – Should I Stay or Should I Go? by The Clash

Aaron Colvin and the Jaguars were in a difficult situation this past offseason. Aaron Colvin wanted to get paid as well as play a higher role in another defense. The Jaguars wanted to retain Colvin for the right price and to keep him at the nickel cornerback position. Colvin receives two similar offers: One from the Jacksonville Jaguars and one from the rival Houston Texans. Colvin gets offered a more significant role in Houston as a starting corner, but if he remains in Jacksonville, he stays apart of one of the best secondaries in the NFL. Colvin has himself a real life “should I stay or should I go?” type moment. We know the outcome of that question.


Paul Posluszny – End of the Road by Boyz II Men

Longtime Jaguars linebacker, Paul Posluszny, announced his retirement this offseason which means it’s likely the end of the road for his NFL career, barring any sudden Brett Favre-isms. This song acts almost as a tribute to Posluszny who had to play for some very bad football teams in his NFL career but nonetheless, it’s the end of the road.


How’d we do? Did we miss any obvious songs? Don’t agree with some of our choices? Feel free to give us your opinions on Twitter at the following handles: @Mistochristopho and @LockedOn Jaguars.

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Christopher Thornton Is the Co-host for Locked On Jaguars. Christopher lives in Jacksonville and is currently a season ticket holder for the Jacksonville Jaguars. You can find me on Twitter (@Mistochristopho) and contact me at [email protected]

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Jaguars finalize coaching staff after landing offensive coordinator

Demetrius Harvey



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

Zach Goodall



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

Zach Goodall




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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