Titans end home woes, roll past Jaguars

Whether that describes the Jacksonville Jaguars ridiculous Color Rush uniforms or not in your mind, it certainly describes the play of the team under head coach Gus Bradley.

The Tennessee Titans cruised to a 36-22 divisional victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, but they emerged from it with a bit of concern about the health of their starting running back. The team enters the weekend in last place in the AFC South, and they are headed towards another losing season despite high expectations entering 2016.

The Florida Times-Union reports that Khan said after the game Bradley will not be fired, though the paper does not report the exact words he used, which is a bummer; parsing the dreaded vote of confidence and looking for an out is a time-honored tradition.

Bradley's team was hit with 50 yards in penalties in the first half, including two critical personal fouls from two of their youngest and most promising players.

Clearly, all of the spending and all of the hope that Blake Bortles was taking the steps towards becoming a superstar quarterback haven't panned out. "I believe in myself and this team 100 percent". One play later, Henry scored on another 6-yard carry.

Bradley was asked about Bortles, too, as he headed for the locker room at halftime, offering a succinct "no" when Wolfson pressed him about making a quarterback switch.

A source similarly told ESPN's Mike DiRocco that Khan isn't going to fire Bradley, even though the Jaguars now have two straight embarrassing losses - they had 13 penalties for 122 yards and saw two players ejected in Sunday's 17-point home defeat to the Raiders - and face the following upcoming schedule: at Kansas City, vs. Houston, at Detroit, at Buffalo, vs. Denver, vs. Minnesota. The Jaguars have been so bad in so many ways for so long, that a mere coaching change doesn't come close to addressing the franchise-deep problems.

"He's always going to take the blame because he's the head coach, but we've got to win". "Those guys deserve a lot of credit, and we've just got to continue to roll".

"Gus has been my head coach since I've been in the National Football League, and I would love to play my National Football League career for Gus Bradley". But hopefully they'll just stick it out with him, but we need to find something to get this team going, whether it's next week - we have to find a way. The Jaguars had 60.

Having trailed 27-0 at half-time, the Jaguars were completely dominated by the Titans, who evened their record at 4-4 while Jacksonville fell to 2-5. "I thought that we tackled better in other games".

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