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Jaguars' Marcedes Lewis DON'T BLAME OUR COACH ... We Need to Play Better

10/29/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jacksonville Jaguars star Marcedes Lewis says Gus Bradley ain't why the team is losing -- praising the guy as a great coach -- and putting the blame squarely on the shoulders of the players.

With rumors swirling that Bradley could be fired any moment after their 2-5 start, TMZ Sports spoke with Lewis to find out how the team is handling the situation. 

"Gus is one of the best coaches I've ever been around," Lewis said. He says the players still have Bradley's back. 

When asked about criticism of the coaching staff, Lewis says -- "It's not really about the coaches. They're not playing between those lines every Sunday."

Moving forward, Lewis says the team is still gunning for the playoffs. 

"Everybody still believes. We practice hard, we put the work in. So we still have reason to believe that that's not the taste we want to leave in everybody's mouths as far as our play this year."

Jacksonville Jags Great WE'RE NOT DEAD YET ... Still Shot at Playoffs!

10/28/2016 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Don't stick a fork in Jacksonville yet -- they've still got a real shot at the playoffs ... so says Jaguars great Marcus Stroud

The 3-time Pro Bowler -- who retired in 2012 -- says he'll always be a Jag at heart and is pulling for his guys to get their act together before it's too late. 

Stroud points out that his team could still put together a winning streak and take the AFC South -- especially with all the talent they have "on paper."

As for rumblings that head coach Gus Bradley and QB Blake Bortles could get the ax, Stroud says there's only one real way to save their jobs -- win. 

Chicago Bears Fan Attacks Jags Fan After Game ... Beatdown Ensues

10/17/2016 9:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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What happened when a smack talking Chicago Bears fan tried to fight a Jaguars fan after the game on Sunday?

Basically, the same thing that happened on the field. 

In some pretty insane footage shot while people were leaving the stadium, you can see a Bears fan in a Matt Forte jersey (weird since he's a Jet now) talking all sorts of crap to a Jags fan. 

When the Jags fan asks if he "gets down" -- the CHI fan socks him in the face. Brawl ensues. "Forte" gets kicked in the head. Crazy stuff. 

We called cops to find out if anyone got arrested and the short answer -- no. 

We're told police were contacted about a battery in progress that sounds like this particular fight -- but by the time they got to the area, they couldn't locate victims or witnesses. 

Cops say a battery victim did file a police report later that day -- but the report was so vague and "offered no details" ... so it's unclear if that guy was in this fight. 

The bigger question ... why are people fighting over teams with a combined 3 wins? 

Jaguars' Kelvin Beachum 'Doing Much Better' After Concussion ... Says Father

9/19/2016 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0919-kelvin-beachum-gettyGood news from Jaguars O-lineman Kelvin Beachum's father ... who tells TMZ Sports his son is expected to be released from the hospital soon after sustaining a concussion against the Chargers.

During the 3rd quarter, Beachum was kicked in the head by an opposing player and laid motionless on the ground for several minutes before getting carted off the field.

0919-kelvin-beachum-injury-on-field-ambulance-ESPN-01We spoke to Kelvin Beachum Sr., who talked to Kelvin this morning and says "he's doing much better."

"It was pretty scary seeing your son laying on the field for a long period of time," Kelvin Sr. says. "They're still running tests on him right now. They'll keep him for the rest of the day and then he'll be able to go home."

Get well soon!

Denard Robinson Lucky I Didn't Kill Anyone ... In Bizarre Pond Crash

7/28/2016 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0727-denard-robinson-gettyJacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he's "blessed" that he didn't hurt or kill anyone when he crashed his car into a pond earlier this month ... saying, "The situation could have been a lot worse."

Robinson spoke with reporters Thursday about the July 3rd accident -- in which his Impala drifted across several lanes of traffic and crashed into a retention pond. Cops say Robinson and a female passenger were asleep in the sinking car when help arrived. 

"I fell asleep at the light ... I was at the light sitting there waiting and I ended up dozing off. It was late at night and I had a busy day. It was one of those days where I should’ve just stayed in."

He was also adamant he was NOT under the influence of drugs or alcohol -- saying, "If that was the case, I would’ve had a DUI."

FYI, Robinson was not arrested -- as the responding officer did not believe Robinson showed signs of intoxication. 

Still, Denard says he's happy no one was hurt. 

"I feel blessed, because it could have been a situation where I wasn’t talking to you right now ... The situation could’ve been way worse."

"I could’ve hurt somebody or killed somebody, so I’m truly blessed that nothing happened to nobody. I came out with no scratches and my passenger was the same way."

NFL's Denard Robinson Escapes from Car Sinking In Pond ... ''Asleep Behind Wheel'

7/5/2016 2:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0705_Denard-Robinson_gettyCops in Jacksonville say Jaguars running back Denard Robinson had to climb out of a window of a car that was sinking in a pond this weekend ... after the 25-year-old fell asleep behind the wheel. 

According to the police report, obtained by FOX 30, Robinson's Chevy Impala had gone down an embankment and into a retention pond around 4:20 AM on July 3rd ... and was slowly sinking. 

When officers arrived on scene, they saw a passed out Robinson in the driver's seat and a female passenger next to him. The driver's side door was submerged in the water. 

An officer knocked on the door -- but Robinson opened his eyes and then went back to sleep. 

The responding officer explained ... "I continued to knock on the window until the passenger woke up and rolled the window down and said, 'What's up.'"

"I explained that their vehicle was in a pond and that they needed to exit," the officer wrote in the report. 

Despite the sinking situation, the officer says the woman REFUSED to exit the car and had to be physically pulled to safety.

The cop says he was able to unlock the car -- and went back for Robinson. 

Problem is ... Robinson believed he was on the road and refused to step out of the vehicle. 

Eventually, Robinson realized the situation -- but the drama continued. 

"The driver tried about three times to open the driver’s door which was the side that was underwater. I had to keep reminding the driver to climb out of the passenger side because his door was in the water."

Robinson got out -- and officers immediately checked him out to see if he was drunk or high ... but cops concluded he was NOT impaired. 

The Jaguars issued a statement on the matter -- saying, "The team is aware that running back Denard Robinson was involved in a single-car accident over the weekend and is thankful that nobody was injured."

NFL Linebacker Allegedly Strikes Woman ... After Phone Number Diss

6/27/2016 9:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta allegedly shoved a woman in the face -- sending her into a glass window -- after she refused to give him her number ... this according to the police report. 

Skuta -- 6'3", 250 lbs -- was arrested in Orlando on June 19th around 2 AM for misdemeanor battery. 

Now, we've learned the alleged victim is a woman who claims all she did was turn down his advances. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports ... Skuta allegedly approached the woman and began flirting with her. 

"When Skuta asked for [victim's] phone number where she told him no, a verbal altercation ensued between the two."

"The altercation turned physical when Skuta pushed victim's face with an open hand which caused the back of her head to hit a glass window."

The victim refused medical treatment. 

Cops say they believe Skuta was intoxicated at the time of the incident. 

He has since pled not guilty -- and is due back in court in July. 

NFL, Bucs, Jaguars & Dolphins Donate $400k To Orlando Shooting Victims

6/24/2016 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The NFL and its 3 Florida-based teams are opening their wallets to help those affected by the Orlando shooting -- donating $400k to help recovering survivors and families of victims.

The Dolphins, Jaguars, and Buccaneers -- along with NFL commish Roger Goodell -- announced they came together to contribute the money to the OneOrlando Fund, which was formed by Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer. 

The fund was specifically created to provide support to the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families. 

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross issued a statement saying, "We are united with the NFL, the Jaguars, and the Buccaneers in making this commitment to the OneOrlando Fund."

"We give our heartfelt condolences to those impacted by this horrific act and are hopeful that these donations help in their time of need.”

Dante Fowler The Full Fight Video

2/24/2016 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Here is the full Dante Fowler fight video -- which shows the moment the NFL player decides he's seen enough ... and physically intervenes to end the brawl between his GF and his baby mama.

The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end has already apologized for his role in the violent incident -- saying all three people involved are dealing with the matter "as a family."

The NFL and the Jaguars have both said they are continuing to investigate the incident. 

Dante Fowler Breaks Silence On Fight Video I Am Embarrassed & Apologize

2/23/2016 12:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223-dante-fowler-GETTY-02Dante Fowler says he is "embarrassed" over the TMZ Sports video showing him refereeing a fight between his baby mama and his girlfriend ... saying he has "apologized for my actions to everyone involved."

Here's his statement in full:

"I am embarrassed and have apologized for my actions to everyone involved."

"As a family, we have been dealing with this moment and the conflict that led to it since this occurred."

"The video surfacing is a sad reminder that emotions got the best of all of us. I take 100 percent responsibility for everything that happened."

The Jaguars have also issued a statement saying, "Dante brought the incident to our attention prior to the video being released and was embarrassed and remorseful."

"Violence of this type against others is unacceptable in our society and to our organization. We will continue to look into the incident while offering resources and providing support to Dante and his family to help them through this private matter."

NFL's Dante Fowler REFS BABY MAMA BRAWL ... Insane Video

2/23/2016 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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NFL star Dante Fowler -- the 3rd pick in the '15 Draft -- played the role of referee as the mother of his child brawled with another woman at a FL apartment complex ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

It all went down on February 1st around 10 PM -- when 21-year-old Fowler arrived to the complex with a woman believed to be his girlfriend ... who confronted Fowler's baby mama in a common area in front of an elevator. 

Fowler (a 6'3" 260 pound defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars) gets between the two women -- but instead of breaking it up ... he steps back and uses his arm to signal for the fight to begin. 

What ensues is pure violence ... with the women wailing on each other as Fowler oversees the action. 

Once Fowler decides he's seen enough, he grabs his baby mama and throws her off the other lady ... ending the fight. 

He then hits the elevator button ... and leaves with the other woman. 

We've reached out to everybody involved to find out what the hell happened ... so far, no one is talking. 

We've also reached out to police who tell us they were not called to the scene, and no reports were filed. 

We'll have more info and footage of the fight on "TMZ Sports" Tuesday night on FS1 at 9 PM PT, 12 AM ET. 

Marcedes Lewis Blake Bortles Will Be EPIC ... Just Give Him Time

1/30/2016 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Watch out NFL ... the Blake Bortles era is coming ... that's according to Blake's Jacksonville Jaguars teammate, Marcedes Lewis, who says the young QB could have a Brady-esque future.

Marcedes was out in L.A. when we asked him about Jags fans who aren't quite sold on Bortles yet ... despite the 35 freakin' TD passes Bortles put up in his second season.

Check out the clip -- Lewis clearly thinks Jackonville has found its QB of the future as long as the fan base can pull a Guns 'N Roses ... and have a little patience.

Alright ... there's your super public, veteran endorsement, kid ... don't blow it.

Marcedes Lewis Don't Suspend Tom Brady ... He's 'America's Child'

5/10/2015 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Brady is finally getting some support from an NFL player who's NOT his teammate -- with Jacksonville Jaguars star Marcedes Lewis saying he hopes the league goes easy on "America's Child."

The tight end was cruisin' around Hollywood this weekend when he told he's personally rooting for Brady to play this season, despite rumors Brady could get suspended by the NFL for his role in Deflategate. 

We also asked Lewis about the devastating injury to his newest teammate Donte Fowler -- the 1st round pick who blew out his ACL during practice last week.

Lewis is optimistic that Fowler will return to form ... but the fact is, knee injuries SUCK.

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