Calais Campbell wants Jaguars to use Sunday’s loss as fuel for next season

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The Jaguars couldn’t slam the door on the Patriots in New England on Sunday afternoon, so their season ended in a 24-20 loss that felt especially painful after they took a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

Watching that lead evaporate will likely burn for some time and one of the team’s veteran leaders said he wants something productive to come out of that burning. Defensive end Calais Campbell said he was proud of his team and that they have to use Sunday’s result as something to inspire them heading into next season.

“I told the guys to keep their head up and use this as fuel,” Campbell said in the locker room. “We are definitely going to have a lot of respect going into next year, and it’s going to be a little harder. We just have to use this as motivation to prepare for it and be prepared for next year.”

After going from 3-13 to 10-6, a division title and two playoff wins, the Jaguars won’t be sneaking up on anyone next season and coach Doug Marrone offered a reminder that success one year doesn’t guarantee anything the next year by saying “you have to start from scratch” each season during his press conference.

Campbell knows that well. He went to the Super Bowl as a rookie in 2008 and continues to look for a second chance to win a title after falling short on Sunday.

27 responses to “Calais Campbell wants Jaguars to use Sunday’s loss as fuel for next season

  1. 7 and 9. If they get Eli maybe 10 and 6.
    This was thier best chance, winning 2 playoff games, and had NE on the mat into the 4th and let them up.

  2. stampnhawk says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    7 and 9. If they get Eli maybe 10 and 6.
    This was thier best chance, winning 2 playoff games, and had NE on the mat into the 4th and let them up.
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    A shehawks fan of all people should know the Pats aren’t on the mat when only trailing by 10 in the 4th.

  3. Did Calais play today? The real story here is Brady doesn’t play against a QB in his division or the playoffs. GOAT’s don’t get free passes to championships….but Brady does. Whatever NFL.

  4. Eagles too much for the Vikings today. They couldn’t stop them on 3rd down. Game over. Good luck in the SB Eagles.

  5. skawh says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm
    Did Calais play today? The real story here is Brady doesn’t play against a QB in his division or the playoffs. GOAT’s don’t get free passes to championships….but Brady does. Whatever NFL.
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    But when they do get a pass to a championship it ends up “picked off at the goal line!! Malcolm Butler!” -Al Michaels. Still stings huh?

  6. Bortles actually played pretty well today. Will be interesting to see if he stays in Jax or heads elsewhere.

    And anyone who thinks Eli is the answer probably didn’t watch Eli play very much this season. If Eli had been behind center today, he would have had at least two picks. He looks like he is done, the Giants should cut him.

  7. The Jags had a good season with multiple playoff wins. Still, a very immature team. Pats don’t let their mouth do the talking, they do it with their play. #suckithaters

  8. Why are people knocking Bortles so much? He played a fine game. It was a furious Pats come back that did in the Jags.

    I thought Bortles played a fine game. He did miss a few critical ones late, but he looked good. And his receivers, man. consistently got yards after the catch in the early to middle portions of the game. He’s a young quarterback. Let him live. 28 teams didn’t make it this far this year. They certainly weren’t winning in spite of him

  9. Very long way to go to start all over again, in a division that will have Deshaun Watson and Andrew Luck and two new coaches next year.

    And this Jaguar team will have a lot of new faces next year.

  10. He should tell his teammates not to run their mouths and give the opposing team extra motivation and bulletin board material

  11. Campbell came up pretty small in this game. Total non-factor.

    Jags probably will be back next year but won’t have a 4th place schedule gift either. Colts and Texans will be better. Titans about the same. Tough division, so you never know.

    Always some shooting star in the AFC looking to dislodge the Pats and Steelers and be the next big thing. Colts were supposed to be it with Luck. Jets back in the day with Sanchez. Never know how long those windows stay open.

  12. campcouch says:
    January 21, 2018 at 10:16 pm
    Like everyone else who comes up just short, they’ll make some tweak for a overpaid vet and ruin the chemistry.
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    They picked up their overpaid vet this past season. Marcel Darius. The fact he didn’t play a lot probably was to their advantage.

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