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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
Athletes have long known about the benefits of running in sand. But running in thick, black muck? While chasing rabbits as they dart and weave? That's a south-central Florida thing - specifically in the towns of Belle Glade and Pahokee, where for years football players have trained by scurrying after the animals through sugarcane fields. It's an experience that binds together the many Division I stars who grew up near Lake Okeechobee, in Everglades country - an area many of them simply call "The Muck.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
Athletes have long known about the benefits of running in sand. But running in thick, black muck? While chasing rabbits as they dart and weave? That's a south-central Florida thing - specifically in the towns of Belle Glade and Pahokee, where for years football players have trained by scurrying after the animals through sugarcane fields. It's an experience that binds together the many Division I stars who grew up near Lake Okeechobee, in Everglades country - an area many of them simply call "The Muck.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2000
Tackle Leon Searcy was looking for the phrase that defines Fred Taylor, the mercurial running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and couldn't quite find it. "He runs like the wind how's that go, Zach?" Zach Wiegert, Searcy's linemate, didn't miss a beat. "He can run like the wind blows," Wiegert said. Both men smiled. The wind was howling on a sun-splashed day at ALLTEL Stadium on Saturday -- figuratively, at least. Searcy and Wiegert, the right side of the Jaguars' offensive line, turned Taylor loose on a breathtaking 90-yard touchdown run against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter.
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By Ray Frager | October 5, 2008
Steelers@Jaguars 8:15 p.m. [chs. 11, 4] Pittsburgh already is limping into this game after a bruising Monday night against the Ravens. Playing Jacksonville doesn't seem like a way to get healthy. Jaguars running back Fred Taylor (right) is off to a slow start, gaining 3.6 yards a carry, down from the 5.4 career-best he posted last season. He said he'll heat up as it gets cold. "I tend to pick up as it gets cooler," Taylor said. The Steelers are forced to start third-string Mewelde Moore at running back.
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By Ray Frager | October 5, 2008
Steelers@Jaguars 8:15 p.m. [chs. 11, 4] Pittsburgh already is limping into this game after a bruising Monday night against the Ravens. Playing Jacksonville doesn't seem like a way to get healthy. Jaguars running back Fred Taylor (right) is off to a slow start, gaining 3.6 yards a carry, down from the 5.4 career-best he posted last season. He said he'll heat up as it gets cold. "I tend to pick up as it gets cooler," Taylor said. The Steelers are forced to start third-string Mewelde Moore at running back.
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December 20, 2005
"We've had adversity this year, and we've come back. We've certainly gotten rattled, but we've always seemed to have gotten back on our feet." Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys owner, in the wake of his team's rout by the Washington Redskins "People have a right to go fishing or sunset cruising without having to witness a huge football player lifting a scantily clad woman onto a bar." Linda Robertson Miami Herald, on the Minnesota Vikings' "Sex Boat" scandal "It was ugly, but this is the NFL. It's not the BCS system, so it still counts no matter how pretty or ugly it is."
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By Ken Murray | October 6, 2002
POWER RANKINGS Team Ken Murray's comment 1. Oakland (5) Averaging 37.7 points, 450.3 yards per game. 2. Philadelphia (4) Eagles score 30-plus points three weeks in row. 3. New England (1) Bill Belichick is 1-5 vs. Dolphins. 4. Miami (2) TE Randy McMichael a steal in fourth round. 5. San Diego (14) Marty-ball is back for an encore in AFC West. 6. Denver (3) Can Broncos regroup after that debacle? 7. San Francisco (8) Chance to end losing streak against Rams. 8. Buffalo (15) Drew Bledsoe has gone 149 passes without INT. 9. Chicago (7)
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1999
The Jacksonville Jaguars had scored under 20 points for three consecutive games. Critics said the offense had become too conservative with coach Tom Coughlin calling the plays instead of last season's coordinator, Chris Palmer, now coach of the Cleveland Browns.Coughlin's answer to his critics was that he was running the same offense as last season.And now that running back Fred Taylor is back in the lineup, people are starting to believe him.Taylor had five carries in those three games after suffering a hamstring injury.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1999
After beating up on the junior varsity two days ago in Cleveland, the Ravens move into the elite class when they travel to Jacksonville on Sunday for a game against the AFC Central-leading Jaguars.The Ravens (3-5) are 2-0 against the expansion Cleveland Browns this season, but have not beaten Jacksonville (7-1) in six games, or even slowed the Jaguars' explosive offense, ranked ninth in the NFL.Defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis has gradually built the Ravens' defense into a top 10 unit during the four years the club has been in Baltimore, but he is constantly reminded about the team and individual records Jacksonville has established against his teams.
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By Ken Murray | October 31, 1999
EastThe most tantalizing matchup of today's Colts-Cowboys game pits Indianapolis WR Marvin Harrison against Dallas CB Deion Sanders. Harrison has caught 15 touchdown passes from QB Peyton Manning in 18 career games. The Colts lead the NFL with 277.2 passing yards per game. The first indication that Jets coach Bill Parcells will return next season came in this comment about the team's QB situation: "At some point in time, I have to find out if Rick Mirer or Ray Lucas -- I know it's not going to be [punter Tom]
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,Sun reporter | May 4, 2008
David McKee, looking like a Revolutionary-era Santa Claus in his well-made costume and graying beard, clanged his handbell yesterday afternoon and quickly got the attention of the crowd gathered before him: "Taxpayers of Maryland," bellowed the town crier of Brantford, Ontario, "beware." He told the tale - in just a few artful stanzas - of a new contraption called the telephone invented in his hometown. He dismissed it as a "toy" the governor of Maryland wanted installed in his mansion in the late 19th century.
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By KEN MURRAY | December 11, 2006
The Indianapolis Colts didn't just get beat yesterday, they were shredded in Jacksonville. Tom Brady didn't just lose in Miami in Week 14, the New England Patriots quarterback was shut out. The San Diego Chargers didn't just clinch the AFC West, they made a statement that is certain to reverberate into the playoffs. In the AFC, the door is open for the Chargers, for the Ravens, maybe even for the Cincinnati Bengals, to make a date with destiny. What we learned in Week 14 is that the road to Miami for this season's Super Bowl doesn't necessarily run through Indianapolis -- or New England -- any longer.
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December 20, 2005
"We've had adversity this year, and we've come back. We've certainly gotten rattled, but we've always seemed to have gotten back on our feet." Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys owner, in the wake of his team's rout by the Washington Redskins "People have a right to go fishing or sunset cruising without having to witness a huge football player lifting a scantily clad woman onto a bar." Linda Robertson Miami Herald, on the Minnesota Vikings' "Sex Boat" scandal "It was ugly, but this is the NFL. It's not the BCS system, so it still counts no matter how pretty or ugly it is."
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By Ken Murray | October 6, 2002
POWER RANKINGS Team Ken Murray's comment 1. Oakland (5) Averaging 37.7 points, 450.3 yards per game. 2. Philadelphia (4) Eagles score 30-plus points three weeks in row. 3. New England (1) Bill Belichick is 1-5 vs. Dolphins. 4. Miami (2) TE Randy McMichael a steal in fourth round. 5. San Diego (14) Marty-ball is back for an encore in AFC West. 6. Denver (3) Can Broncos regroup after that debacle? 7. San Francisco (8) Chance to end losing streak against Rams. 8. Buffalo (15) Drew Bledsoe has gone 149 passes without INT. 9. Chicago (7)
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2000
There are no free rides in Priest Holmes' pro football past. With the arrival of rookie running back Jamal Lewis in the Ravens' camp, there is none in his foreseeable future, either. Holmes, who has earned his opportunities as well as his yards with the Ravens, is back on familiar turf this summer. He is, once again, the other running back in the big picture. It is true that the 5-foot-9, 205-pound Holmes will enter training camp in two months as the starter. But his grip on that job is tenuous at best.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2000
Tackle Leon Searcy was looking for the phrase that defines Fred Taylor, the mercurial running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and couldn't quite find it. "He runs like the wind how's that go, Zach?" Zach Wiegert, Searcy's linemate, didn't miss a beat. "He can run like the wind blows," Wiegert said. Both men smiled. The wind was howling on a sun-splashed day at ALLTEL Stadium on Saturday -- figuratively, at least. Searcy and Wiegert, the right side of the Jaguars' offensive line, turned Taylor loose on a breathtaking 90-yard touchdown run against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter.
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By KEN MURRAY | December 11, 2006
The Indianapolis Colts didn't just get beat yesterday, they were shredded in Jacksonville. Tom Brady didn't just lose in Miami in Week 14, the New England Patriots quarterback was shut out. The San Diego Chargers didn't just clinch the AFC West, they made a statement that is certain to reverberate into the playoffs. In the AFC, the door is open for the Chargers, for the Ravens, maybe even for the Cincinnati Bengals, to make a date with destiny. What we learned in Week 14 is that the road to Miami for this season's Super Bowl doesn't necessarily run through Indianapolis -- or New England -- any longer.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2000
There are no free rides in Priest Holmes' pro football past. With the arrival of rookie running back Jamal Lewis in the Ravens' camp, there is none in his foreseeable future, either. Holmes, who has earned his opportunities as well as his yards with the Ravens, is back on familiar turf this summer. He is, once again, the other running back in the big picture. It is true that the 5-foot-9, 205-pound Holmes will enter training camp in two months as the starter. But his grip on that job is tenuous at best.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1999
The Jacksonville Jaguars had scored under 20 points for three consecutive games. Critics said the offense had become too conservative with coach Tom Coughlin calling the plays instead of last season's coordinator, Chris Palmer, now coach of the Cleveland Browns.Coughlin's answer to his critics was that he was running the same offense as last season.And now that running back Fred Taylor is back in the lineup, people are starting to believe him.Taylor had five carries in those three games after suffering a hamstring injury.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | November 9, 1999
After beating up on the junior varsity two days ago in Cleveland, the Ravens move into the elite class when they travel to Jacksonville on Sunday for a game against the AFC Central-leading Jaguars.The Ravens (3-5) are 2-0 against the expansion Cleveland Browns this season, but have not beaten Jacksonville (7-1) in six games, or even slowed the Jaguars' explosive offense, ranked ninth in the NFL.Defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis has gradually built the Ravens' defense into a top 10 unit during the four years the club has been in Baltimore, but he is constantly reminded about the team and individual records Jacksonville has established against his teams.
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