Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Enjoy Day off, Wait for Their Coach; Bradley with Family; Players Settle in after Flight

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Enjoy Day off, Wait for Their Coach; Bradley with Family; Players Settle in after Flight

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran

LONDON | The Jaguars arrived here early Tuesday morning without their coach and not knowing who their starting quarterback will be Sunday against San Francisco.

Both situations should be resolved Wednesday.

Gus Bradley is expected to arrive at the Jaguars' headquarters in Bagshot, England, via a commercial flight from Minneapolis. His 85-year old father, Roy, passed away hours after the Jaguars' loss to San Diego on Sunday.

And based on his consecutive 300-yard passing games, Chad Henne is expected to start his third straight game.

The Jaguars landed at Gatwick Airport and settled in at a resort in Bagshot, England that has a practice field and serviceable locker and weight room areas.

The players had the day off, but some participated in an NFL Play 60 event in the afternoon and several took a 90-minute bus ride into London for an appearance at Niketown.

All day, the players were thinking about Bradley, who was in his hometown of Zumbrota, Minn.

"That's very tough for him and we all feel for him and completely support him," linebacker Paul Posluszny said. "He needed to be with his family."

Safety Johnathan Cyprien said he sent Bradley a text message, "letting him know he was in my prayers."

"I'm sure the players will be ready to rally around him," Henne said.

Until Bradley returns, defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker will serve as interim coach, but the Jaguars will be business as usual -coordinators Bob Babich and Jedd Fisch will run the defensive and offensive meetings, respectively.

When we last heard from Bradley, he was lamenting the Jaguars' effort during a lousy 24-6 loss to San Diego on Sunday.

Given two days to think about it, the Jaguars want to equal parts remember the loss (so it won't happen again) and move forward (so it won't happen again).

"For whatever reason, we came out flat at the beginning of the game and we weren't able to overcome that," Posluszny said. …

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