Tom Coughlin, Dave Caldwell lavish praise on Lamar Jackson

The Jaguars signed Blake Bortles to a three-year contract. Which leaves the door open for the drafting of a quarterback this year or next year.

Which makes anything the team says about this year’s crop of quarterbacks even more intriguing. Especially when most teams never say much of anything about any incoming player.

Silly Embellishments of the Week: NFL Network’s Mike Mayock continues to assess hopeful NFL QBs in terms of “arm talent” — presumably their throwing arm.

NBC golf host Dan Hicks, during Sunday’s runner-up in match play, noted that after 10 holes Alex Noren has “a thin, one-up lead.” Noren won the next hole, thus Hicks declared, he “has taken control.”

Unqualified Suggestion of the Week: After recidivist NFL malfeasant Michael Bennett was indicted for assault on a paraplegic 66-year-old woman, WFAN’s Bart Scott reasoned that Bennett will be sentenced to “community service.” But whose community?

Back in February, new Colts coach Frank Reich didn’t sound like he was interested in parting ways with the 24-year-old. “There was a lot of evidence of winning football from Jacoby,” he said, via Kevin Bowen of 1070 TheFan. “… I’m very encouraged and thankful he’s on the roster.”

And last month a source told the Indianapolis Star’s Chris Wade that the Colts had rebuffed two trade offers for Brissett, lending credence to Reich’s original remarks. Also lending credence to Brissett staying put? General manager Chris Ballard’s remarks on Friday when asked about keeping the young quarterback in Indy for the long haul.

Despite the belief in Udoka by many around the league, the 40-year-old is as literal as his first name. Ime means Patience in the traditional Efik-Ibibio language of Akwa Ibom in Nigeria, where his father grew up.

When the opportunity arrives to interview for the right team in the right situation, Udoka believes his time learning from Popovich and the Spurs will have him prepared to continue the production from the Popovich coaching tree.seahawks_118

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