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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
RTC: Positive attitude helped

By Michael DiRocco

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the reasons the Jaguars were able to beat the Tennessee Titans after losing their first eight games is the players' attitude, linebacker Geno Hayes said.

Hayes told the Florida Times-Union's Vito Stellino that everyone stayed positive, even when things were going badly.

"Nobody has given up. There was no bad body language," Hayes said. "And the coach believed in us. There were no worries at all."

Hayes has a frame of reference. He spent the first five seasons of his career in Tampa Bay and played for Bucs teams that went 3-13 and 4-12. The attitude in Jacksonville is significantly different, he said.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday approved $43 million to help pay for upgrades to EverBank Field that will cost $63 million, writes Michael Clinton of the Jacksonville Business Journal. Jaguars owner Shad Khan is paying the additional $20 million.

Reserve linebacker and special-teams player LaRoy Reynolds was suspended for four games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: kick returner Jordan Todman responded to nearly losing his job with a very good performance against the Titans; the Jaguars won their first game but still remain No. 32 in the ESPN.com Power Rankings; it was a much easier task to find the top 10 playmakers from last Sunday's game.