How the Jacksonville Jaguars came moments from the Super Bowl, then blew up in record time

6 feb 2021
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It's easy to forget how close the Jacksonville Jaguars came to reaching the Super Bowl for the first time ever. Their 2017 season was an impressive, unexpected ride as the defense turned in an incredible performance and the offense rushed through everyone in their way. But even when so much falls in place for a team, the Jags are a cautionary tale that sometimes EVERYTHING must go right to be successful in the NFL.
There were issues in free agency, from an extension to Bortles to picking the wrong receiver to just totally screwing up potential deals. Infighting between players and a leadership role that went unreplaced led to further disfunction. And when the man in charge of the entire operation is, essentially, an ass, everything gets cranked up a notch.
Written and produced by Will Buikema (@wbuik)
Directed and edited by Ryan Simmons (@rysimmons)
Motion graphics by Phil Pasternak
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  • thanks for coming by, hope you stick around and enjoy yourselves. get comfortable and once you tire of our abode, feel free to read about the time Blake Bortles ghosted me (Will) -

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    • @Thomas Berryman ll and the Seahawks

      Martin CainMartin Cain4 timmar sedan
    • You should do the Eagles next.

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    • Guys please please please do a collapse on the Houston Texans I just found out that J.J. Watt is no longer with the Team he asked to be released guys This is the end of the Houston Texans

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    • @Erik Inc yes even 0ne of the analyst said nobody wanna see jags in superbowl. They wasn't marketable enough

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    • Good in the early 80’s, but sucked in the back half of the decade. Passing (no pun intended) on Dan Marino hurt greatly

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  • Do a Celtics one after Bird left

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  • Unpopular opinion: Myles Jack wasn’t down And I’m a Pittsburgh fan

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  • The next episode of Collapse better be the Falcons. 28-3 in the Super Bowl, flash forward 4 years and they're 4-12 and losing games in spectacular fashion.

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    • perfectly said. And remember, the year before their SB, they were in the Divisional championship and lost a nailbiter. Flash forward and they're pure horrible and getting worse because Matty Ice is nearing end of his career

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  • Collapse!??!! One good season

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  • Do one about the wizards from 12-19

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  • Philadelphia Eagles

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  • Thanks jags for giving us championship Lenny.

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  • Yes they actually had a lead in that AFC title game against the Patriots. It's almost as if the team didn't believe they were really about to beat Brady and company. Same goes for the Falcons the year before. They needed the mentality and focus of the Eagles.

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  • Waiting for the 85 Chicago Bears, that collapse hurts like hell

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    • @Macabree ferocious but a ton of personality and fun to watch. Jim McMahon and Steve McMichael became my two favorites, if they weren't football players they could have fit right into WWF...except one tried...oh God don't make me relive those memories 😭

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    • yes a brutal 85 bears defensive team. Only people who got to watch that team play will understand how ferocious that team was against their opponents

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  • Do new england after brady

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  • You guys should do one on the Legion of Boom

    KJ MartinKJ Martin4 dagar sedan
  • As a lifelong jags fan, this video brought back painful memories. #mylesjackwasntdown

    Ry WattsRy Watts4 dagar sedan
  • This is great, but I cant wait for the 2017 Eagles ones.

    David KirkerDavid Kirker4 dagar sedan
  • Pls do the Texans collapse from the 24-0 lead in the div playoffs

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  • Can talk do the Detroit Tigers. From world series to.... Whatever they're doing now.

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  • Don’t worry guys we’ll get the patriots collapse in 2-3 years

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  • Is this a re-upload?

    BrianBrian5 dagar sedan
  • The downfall of the Jaguars started when the refs blew that ball that Myles Jack returned dead

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  • This was amazingly painful to watch. Thanks SB...

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  • dope

    Jules MorelJules Morel5 dagar sedan
  • Ima die hard titans fan but I still wanted them to beat NE and get fed to the Eagles

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  • Jags had some of the best uniforms in NFL history

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  • Jason Mendoza's favorite team.

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  • Boy this thing hurting me too watch! I probably cry when the credits hit.😂😂 I been a Jags fan since ‘99 but after this year and the implosion of the team and talent along with the unwatchable season last year, I threw in the towel! Too soon.😔

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    • @FIU Student what about him? He needs receivers, an O-line, a great offensive scheme. Nobody even knows if he will be anything in the NFL.

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    • What about trevor lawrence

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  • My go-to burger topping is hatch chiles. If I can find those, that's what I roll with.

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  • Come on man, everyone knows that this game was rigged and. The jaguars were the clear winners here but the officials took that away from them.

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  • Do 2017 eagles

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  • Now that the Wentz Pederson era is officially over you gotta do the Eagles

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    • I hate to admit it but yes

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  • “Josh Allen trash” I bet Jalen Ramsey is eating those words now

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    • I’m sure he’d just give all the credit to Diggs.

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  • Do the 2012 bulls

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  • you should do the 2016 falcons

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  • I just realized that all 4 teams in the championship games that year missed the playoffs this year jags, pats, Vikings, and eagles

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    • @James Burns neither did the 4 teams from 1998 championship games: Broncos, Minnesota, Atlanta, and the Jets

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    • So did all for 4 teams from the 2015 championship games Pats, Broncos, Panthers and Cardinals

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  • Blake Bortles missed wide open receivers in 4th qtr ruined their chances. His bad throwing mechanics finally caught up to him. And now he's no longer with team. Enough said.

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  • I love how 3/4 of the video is just the Collapse

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  • 2014 Seahawks

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  • Leonard Fournette got his ring 💍 . Missed out on his first sb thanks to Brady and got his first sb win thanks to Brady.

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  • Please do the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles 🤞🏽

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  • Jags FO could’ve had kings ransom of picks for all the players they got rid of instead they let go of everyone for practically nothing

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  • I'm not sure this qualifies as a true collapse. They didn't really do anything or achieve anything. To me, it's not a collapse if your peak was almost making it.

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  • The basic premise here and in all professional sports is that greed and incompetency on behalf of the players and front office will lead to a demise and inconsistency. Some call that the salary cap, but I have my definition. Can't blame the players and can't blame the front office. Two entities looking out for their own interest. If however, a team and some players really wanted to win a superbowl you could easily stack a team if players sacrificed pay for a year or two. Then again that very idea is why I hate college football. I like how anybody can be anyone on any given sunday in the NFL.

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  • i sat at that afc championship and balled my eyes out. this organization killed itself. culture change is needed. i will forever be a jags fan but god is it hard to watch a team who doesn’t know how to be a team. go jags always!! duvallllllll

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  • God bless Jesus loves and has a plan for all have a blessed day!!!

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  • Did you see Tito at 8 seconds

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  • These series are the best!!!

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  • I liked this except The part where you falsely say Bortles outplayed Brady, Brady made key plays as well and stat wise they both were 25/37 290 Yards and Brady had 2 Tds to Bortles 1

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  • 15-1 Vikes

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  • I forgot foles went to the jags

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  • I'm an Eagles fan, and it pains me to realize them going from Super Bowl LII Champions to this current mess that just only 4 games in 2020 is kind of worth a Collapse episode. And Carson Wentz's regression too.

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  • Strongly believe if they had a better QB they would still be a team today

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  • Didn't realize that Tom Coughlin and his old man plantation-owner mentality was such a distraction

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  • So basically if your NFL team's name and mascot is cat-based then it's doomed to have 1 good season every so often but mostly bad seasons.

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  • The Jaguars really said here take all my pro bowlers have fun in the super bowl

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  • the fluke that was the 2017 jags is a real thing folks. similar to the same year of the Eagles. Look at them now

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  • Do you not realize after the game Ramsey tweeted that his coaches said give the game to Brady that’s why the leauge fired Ramsey. The games are rigged.

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    • @GoatBrady Brady is The NFL golden boy sorry the games are rigged not saying the SB was rigged I’m neither a fan of both teams but I can see it plain as day

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    • @GoatBrady I can promise you he meant what he said no grown man goes out and says that and non mean it in a literal sense. He even said his coach said it’s best for buisness if they give him the game.

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    • what he meant was the coaching and playcalling was soft

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  • 2017 Eagles are next

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  • Anyone remember when football was a team sport? It's as pathetic as basketball at this point. Bull crap of the highest order.

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    • Bunch of losers acting like divas

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  • Do a video on when Bill Parcells took over a 1-15 Jets football team in 1997. His three years with the Jets, his records was 9-7, 12-4, and 8-8. After Bill Parcells third year, he stepped down as the Jets head coach.

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  • I just think it’s nearly impossible to consistently rely on a defense because they regress so much especially when your offense sucks

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    • yh and the defense quit after a certain point when they lose faith in their offense

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  • These videos are amazing, there are so well put together and just the narrator is amazing as well. Could you please do this on the Broncos

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  • The Refs screwed this Jags team out of a super bowl. Big time. You can’t convince me they didn’t.

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  • That’s brady he’s a franchise killer 😭😭

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    • True dat.

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  • I blame the uniform change after 2017

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  • It hurts being a jags fan and then I was just happy we and didn’t really know that much and ever since I like 2019 I realized how hard we were crashing

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  • I can't stand Jalen Ramsey...

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  • I'll never forget hearing "Man, Jacksonville was doing really good UNTIL they started committing all those penalties..."

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  • I’m getting some serious dejavu with idiot management

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  • Like so many teams in the last 20 years, they were moment's away from greatness, then Tom Brady happened.

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  • Coughlin is still the only man to ever have success with the jags. 3 afc title games. Division titles.

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  • Trevor Lawrence could be Brady's wife.

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  • Do one on the 17 Falcons how they went from 28-3 to where they are now pls

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  • Panthers did the same 15-1 season to the bottom of the league

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  • For a second, I thought this was about the 1999 team that went 14-2 in the regular season and lost the AFCCG. All three losses that season: their division rival Tennesee Titans (13-3).

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  • Do the Seahawks next

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  • Awesome work! We have a lot to looks forward too. T. Law , free agents & a slew of draft picks. You might be an ascending one for the Jag in a couple of years.

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  • As a Jags fan this hurt. I can remember this vividly. Great video guys. Fantastic.

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  • I can remember this vividly. As a jags fan this hurt. So good though.

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  • You should do one on the 2018 Chargers

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  • You sound like it's the first time you've ever read the script

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  • Ahhh yes... Yet ANOTHER instance of Brady blowing refs before the game to get clutch calls to go his way...

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  • We've seen this happen SO many times, Elite #1 Defense plus bad QB = one year wonder. When you only allow 14 points, the QB is never forced to pass, can hand off on 3rd and 10, no problem. The few times they do pass its favorable its 2nd and 4 or less. Mitch Trubisky 2018, Mark Sanchez 09-10, Blake Bortles 2017, 2006 Rex Grossman, Case Keenum Vikings 2017 its so predictable. Because Elite NUMBER 1 Defense never lasts,at best, it regresses to very good. Very good isn't good enough to hide the flaws of a bad QB, now you have to score 21+ points, and 30 hand offs aint gonna cut it.

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  • this hits really different when you realize the buccaneers, if this core holds up, could be a few years away from one of the craziest nfl franchise falls in history

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    • I hope not as a Bucs fan. But I definitely can see your point. It helps to have at least a competent qb. Someone who is not going to lose you gm while you look for the solution at quarterback.

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  • lol i can already see Trevor Lawrence leaving this team after finishing his rookie deal

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  • 3 words "Big.. Nick Foles" 😂 I see what you did there, nice vid man

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  • Any Jaguars fan with two braincells to rub together knew it was over as soon as the front office extended Bortles.

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  • Never forget when Jalen Ramsey said he could make the NHL in 6 months 🤣

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  • Ok the afc championship game was rigged they cheated

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  • Jags and Pat's Game is the Perfect example of how Rigged the NFL is

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  • Damn they had Ramsey?

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  • the collapse of the san francisco giants from 2014-2018 would be an interesting video

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  • As a Bills fan, I gotta give respect to this Jags team. Their defense was killer. My friend who is a Do or Die Jags fan is still stricken on how they fell apart since

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  • Giving Blake Brotles and nick folwes those contracts crippled that team.

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  • This video was fire

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  • Can you guys do 7 seconds or less Suns collapse?

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  • Nothing to do with the Jaguars, but with the recent announcement of the Texans releasing JJ Watt, I’m pretty sure the 2010s Texans collapse video is imminent.

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  • PLEASE look at the 2013-2015 to now Broncos. From the greatest offense ever, to a superbowl winning defense, to a complete collapse after Manning retires. Such an interesting arc to me

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    • All the Broncos fans were saying that Drew Lock was going to be awesome! I just lmao!!

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    • @Braedon imo, the series is most interesting when it dives into all the behind the scenes stuff that contributes to a collapse. There really isn't that factor with the broncos

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    • @angel calderon Yeah you’ve summed it up well, but diving into that stuff is the fun of this series is it not?

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    • Its not that interesting, lol. A bunch of their star defenders were due contracts and they couldn't afford to keep them all. Combine that with Elway inability to draft a qb, and you have the broncos present day situation

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    • And that's why Elway has gone..

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  • Do the 08 Celtics next

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