Each of the last two times they lost the Super Bowl, the Pats failed to make it back there the next year. In 2008, New England missed the postseason entirely because of the one thing that strikes soul-freezing dread into the hearts of everyone from fans to Darth Hoodie himself.
I’ve already had a conversation with him that when that time comes up, you could see him in center field at some point, Boone said.
Third baseman Brandon Drury and first baseman Tyler Austin also are potential backup corner outfielders.
The one great thing is everybody’s willing to do whatever it takes to do whatever’s in the best interest of the club, Cashman said. We’ll figure it out, and we’ll have probably a new configuration [Sunday] and be ready to go and hopefully win [Sunday’s] game.
Get the quarterback who completed over 70 percent of his passes for 326 yards in a Week 15 blowout of the Texans, and the Jaguars can beat any team in the NFL. With that stifling defense and Leonard Fournette running the ball, Jacksonville could represent the AFC in Super Bowl LIII.
But if the Jaguars get the Bortles who threw three interceptions the following week in San Francisco or the player who struggled with accuracy against the Bills and Steelers, the team will fall far short of Super Bowl contention.
For a quarterback with a career completion percentage of 59.1 and 64 interceptions across his 62 career regular-season games, it’s all about accuracy and turnovers.
Tillman had retired five in a row when Gonzalez led off the fourth with a drive to right for his first homer of the season. Brian McCann hit a one-out single and scored when a triple by Derek Fisher sailed just out of reach of center fielder Adam Jones.