JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is angry that a story in the Florida Times-Union reports that he roots against the Oakland Athletics so they'll miss the playoffs and he won't have to kick off infield dirt when the Raiders play at home.
First, the background: Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee is kicking off the infield dirt at the minor league baseball stadium near the Jaguars' practice facility so he has an idea of what he's in for at the O.co Coliseum on Sunday. He told T-U writer Vito Stellino that Janikowski told him he roots for the Athletics to miss the playoffs so the field can be fully sodded.
However, according to ESPN NFL Nation Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez, Janikowski said he never told Scobee that.
Here are some other pieces of content from around the Web in the Jaguars' version of Reading the Coverage:
Hays Carlyon of the T-U writes that offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch says the offense is bouncing back in practice after the dismal performance in the opener.
WJXT TV-4 sports director Sam Kouvaris and Cole Pepper debate whether Chad Henne could wrestle the starting job away from Blaine Gabbert if he performs well on Sunday.
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is wearing No. 2 this season instead of the No. 6 he wore in 2012. He wasn't allowed to wear No. 2 because if reminded people of former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, Gutierrez writes.