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@Bobbyp84 Yeah I didn't really know how many I was going to end up with when I started. Meester and Mincey were close too. Mincey's only had one really solid year as a starter and Meester is getting pretty long in the tooth.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Jaguars and Top Ten Players
This is a nice way to see how difficult our schedule is. I didn't realize we faced those QBs in the top 5, kind of intimidating.
1 year, 8 months ago on Jaguars Schedule Roster Strength: Quarterback
@LukeNSims Yeah I remember him still being pretty good when we let him go. And we thought we solved our safety problem with Reggie Nelson... oops :/
1 year, 8 months ago on First Team All-Jaguars: Defense/Special Teams
These are all really good points. Mularkey's been known to use a balanced approach and then take shots downfield, and our offensive line really is set up for that strategy. And I couldn't be more excited to have Jennings back. From what I here he's almost as ripped as Greg Jones.
1 year, 9 months ago on Jaguars Running Wild in 2012
@Nomad72 Agreed. A lot of people thought Thomas could develop into a consistent, go-to receiver like Steve Smith. He's not on that level, but he could and should be a solid number three and contribute.
1 year, 9 months ago on Jaguars “Way Too Early” 2012 Superlatives
This is an interesting take, but I think there are some fairly significant differences between Gene's confidence in this roster, and the confidence the former GM Shack Harris had in his 2008 roster.
In 2008, the Jaguars were counting on A LOT of player that were aging/past their prime - John Henderson, Paul Spicer, Rob Meier, Brian Williams, Reggie Hayward, Tony Pashos, Mike Peterson - most of these players were 28, 29, 30 and on the tail end of their prime if not past it.
In 2012, most of Gene's draft picks and young free agent signings are approaching their prime. And even the question marks - Eben Britton, D'Anthony Smith, Austen Lane - are young enough and haven't seen the field enough where you can write them off.
I do agree, looking back at 2008 it was pretty clear there were a lot of positions - safety, DE, offensive line - where the Jags thought they were set that were clearly still a problem. But I don't think this is an identical situation.
1 year, 9 months ago on Are The Jaguars Once Again Becoming Hubristic With Their Roster?
Meh, I can't get mad. We were 5-11 last year and we had arguably the worst quarterback play in the league. We shouldn't really be getting any respect. And who cares, it's more fun to sneak up on people and smack em' in the mouth.
1 year, 10 months ago on DISRESPECT.
This is a good read, as the season goes on I'm sure a lot of comparisons are going to be made with all these guys. Good point about Jeffrey - I'm curious to see how he's going to play. He went to the combine and his pro day at a significantly lower weight than he played.
1 year, 10 months ago on 2012 Draft's Top Receivers - A Mini-Camp Comparison
Those last couple spots at the cornerback position are going to be interesting, I like what I saw out of Trent last year. Good stuff!
1 year, 10 months ago on Projecting the 53; DEFENSE
@BradleyBarrell You're right, those two should be on the roster as is. It would be nice to see Shorts step up and take that 4th receiver spot away from Evans, and hopefully Whimper won't be forced to see the field too much.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Jaguars’ Post-Draft Roster
You guys shoulda used a random number generator like I did...
1 year, 10 months ago on Daniel Lago - The 1st Round Rumble Winner
If I was choosing from your list for rounds 2-7, I'd be thrilled if it ended up with:
2. Chandler Jones
3. AJ Jenkins
4. Michael Egnew
5. Chris Rainey
6. Coty Sensabaugh
7. Dale Moss
And hopefully we can trade back in the first. Good stuff!
1 year, 10 months ago on Jaguars 7 Round Mock
It would be pretty awesome if we could move back and still take Cox. Great stuff!
1 year, 10 months ago on Mock Draft #1
@BradHodges @LukeNSims Agreed, especially about Atlanta. They lost their best defensive player and they hired Dirk Koetter to run their offense, which Jaguar fans were thrilled about.
1 year, 10 months ago on Most Improved Team 2012 - Who Will It Be?
If the best player on the board when it's your turn to pick is from a big school, sure go for it. But you definitely don't pass on a better player from a small-school just because he's from a small-school. No one's going to care that Joe Schmo is from Ohio State if he sucks.
Fleener could be a sneaky pick by the Jags if he slips to the second round though.
1 year, 11 months ago on Star Power - Why the Jags Small-School Focus is Hurting the Team
@MichaelSchottey Douzable only started the last 6 games at end because of injuries to every end except Mincey. He's a tackle who played out of position because there was no one else.
Alualu clearly played well enough for the coaches to keep him in despite his injury. If he really was playing so poorly, they would have just put him on IR and let him heal up.
1 year, 11 months ago on Coming to the Defense of Tyson Alualu
@MichaelSchottey What? Douzable and Alualu played more than three-quarters of their snaps at defensive tackle. They were playing in position, and they were both solid.
@NickelandDime All but two of Gene's draft picks are still in the NFL. A 90% chance of the making it three years in the NFL is far from lucky.
1 year, 11 months ago on Day 2 and 3 Prospects Pt. 1
I don't think it's fair to give Gene a hard grade for Britton and Smith being injured. They haven't been cut, and they still have the talent to compete and help the team. If you look at it that way, Gene hasn't picked any full-on "busts" yet in the first 3 rounds.
1 year, 11 months ago on Gene Smith's Pick and Pray Game
I love your idea of opening up the endzone and bringing in bleachers for the Florida-Georgia game.
I think the stigma of the tarps is going to go away when the Jaguars start winning. The fanbase showed that it can fill the entire stadium to it's true capacity when we were winning back in the early/Coughlin days, but there's no reason to have a stadium that big in our market right now.
Also the national media is stupid. I'm going to try to include that in as many posts as I can from now on.
1 year, 11 months ago on Mr. Khan, Tear Down These Tarps!