The Jaguars' NFL preseason opening yielded ten observations, including pace of play, WR plurality, Trevor Lawrence, Tim Tebow, and more.

Urban Meyer, a renowned loser as a college coach, knew he'd have to mentally prepare for more defeats as an NFL coach.
It didn't make Meyer's offense's 85-yard first-half total in Saturday's 23-13 preseason loss to the Browns any easier to watch.What bothered Meyer the most was the offense's tempo while Trevor Lawrence and Gardner Minshew -- the Jaguars' co-No. 1 wide receivers -- were on the field.
We were in the game, but we all know Lawrence is the real starter.




Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis, and Star Lotulelei of the Buffalo Bills have been placed in quarantine after being considered close contacts.

Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis, and Star Lotulelei of the Buffalo Bills have been placed in quarantine after being considered close contacts.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills wide receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis will miss the next five days of practice after being deemed close contacts of a team trainer who tested positive for COVID-19, a league source confirmed Tuesday. Defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is also in quarantine, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The New York Daily News was the first to report the news of Beasley and Davis being in quarantine. The NFL policies include more frequent testing, masks and social distancing in the team facility and during team travel for unvaccinated players. requires unvaccinated players to stay away from the team for five days if they are deemed close contacts with someone who test positive for COVID-19; vaccinated players do not have to quarantine if they are a close contact.

According to reports, the Patriots are dissatisfied with Cam Newton's handling of the COVID process.

According to reports, the Patriots are dissatisfied with Cam Newton's handling of the COVID process.

Cam Newton will miss what many consider to be crucial practice time this week due to a violation of COVID-19 protocols, and there are reportedly some people within the New England Patriots organization who are not happy with the former NFL MVP. The Patriots announced in a statement on Monday that Newton will have to sit out five days due to a “misunderstanding” with the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. The quarterback was away from the team on Saturday for a club-approved medical treatment, but he did not follow proper testing protocols. Newton, who is unvaccinated, missed a day of testing even though he got tested away from the Patriots’ facility and tested negative. According to Michael Giardi of NFL Network, there is some internal frustration with the Patriots over the Newton situation.

After being exposed to Covid-19, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis will miss the last preseason game for the Buffalo Bills.

After being exposed to Covid-19, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis will miss the last preseason game for the Buffalo Bills.

Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis to miss final Buffalo Bills preseason game after Covid-19 exposureCole Beasley has been outspoken in his opposition to the coronavirus vaccineBuffalo Bills wide receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis are set to spend time away from the team after being deemed close contracts of a training staff member who has tested positive for Covid-19. All three players have tested negative per reports, but are in the league's 're-entry process' for the next five days because they are unvaccinated. Vaccinated players who are exposed can continue practicing as long as they return negative tests, but the Buffalo trio will instead miss the week of practice and the team's final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Beasley has been vocal in his opposition to getting the vaccine, recently releasing an anti-vaccine rap song. "Cam will continue participating virtually in team activities and return to the club on Thursday, August 26."

After being exposed to Covid-19, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis will miss the last preseason game for the Buffalo Bills.

After being exposed to Covid-19, Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis will miss the last preseason game for the Buffalo Bills.

Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis to miss final Buffalo Bills preseason game after Covid-19 exposureCole Beasley has been outspoken in his opposition to the coronavirus vaccineBuffalo Bills wide receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis are set to spend time away from the team after being deemed close contracts of a training staff member who has tested positive for Covid-19. All three players have tested negative per reports, but are in the league's 're-entry process' for the next five days because they are unvaccinated. Vaccinated players who are exposed can continue practicing as long as they return negative tests, but the Buffalo trio will instead miss the week of practice and the team's final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Beasley has been vocal in his opposition to getting the vaccine, recently releasing an anti-vaccine rap song. "Cam will continue participating virtually in team activities and return to the club on Thursday, August 26."

Travis Etienne is out indefinitely with a foot issue, according to the Jaguars.

Travis Etienne is out indefinitely with a foot issue, according to the Jaguars.

Bob Self via Imagn Content Services, LLCJaguars running back Travis Etienne is out indefinitely due to a midfoot strain, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Etienne caught one pass for three yards and carried the ball once before exiting Monday's contest against New Orleans. The Clemson product was the second former Tiger to be selected by Jacksonville in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. 25 pick, 24 spots after the Jaguars selected ex-Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence at No. Etienne and Co. will look to bring the Jaguars to the playoffs in 2021 following a three-year playoff drought.