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Garrett/Cowboys Reach $30mil Deal

13 January 2015 - 06:20 PM


Rank The Jaguars' Needs / 2015 offseason

12 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

Seeing as this will be batted around quite a bit over the next several months…. here's a thread for it. 


 Though I don't feel the exact order is terribly crucial as long as most are addressed  - here's my ordered list:



Stud #1 LEO 


*(edit) Adding TE here


MLB of the future

Vet WR

Maybe LG (depending on team's faith in Beadles to improve)

Allen Robinson - Recovery

09 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

The receiver that many of us see as our default #1 for the time being  -   says he'll be running routes in February and full-go for official off-season team activities. 



Robinson underwent surgery shortly after being placed on injured reserve and said shortly after the season he expected to begin running – and running routes – in February. He also said he expects to be ready for the beginning of the team’s offseason workout program in mid-April – and that he expects the coming offseason to be an important and productive one.


- Oehser ^

Draft A Running Back?

02 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

I've been outspoken about the devaluing of the position and Caldwell has made statements about it not being a priority as well.


 I don't see the Jaguars drafting a RB earlier than the 5th round.  I figure Denard/Toby get a crack at being #1&#2 in a committee approach with competition only  coming in the form of Storm/Todman, a late rounder/UDFA and maybe one cheap FA pick-up. 


If Denard and Toby aren't able to produce better numbers in whatever the new offense turns out to be, then I think the position gains priority. 

Blake Bortles 2015 Offseason

29 December 2014 - 11:50 AM

Here's a decent article on the topic that echoes some of the things myself and others have been posting:



...quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo will help Bortles map out a schedule until the offseason program begins. Coaches and players cannot have much contact with each other at that time of the year, per NFL rules, so that will put much of the responsibility on Bortles. 

"I think speeding up the decision-making will come from knowledge. This offseason has to be a constant quest for knowledge," Fisch said recently. "When we are not together for those X amount of months that we’re not allowed to see one another, he has to make sure that he is studying, studying, studying, studying our offense so that when we come back together and we can meet, we can then start talking about defenses. 

"If we have to start over and just talk about our offense for those next three months, then the decision-making process won’t get sped up because we’ll then go back to not being able to focus in on all of the little tips and reminders that defenses can give us, so that [the offense] is where his focus is going to be. I think if he does that and owns it, now we can do a great job of giving him indicators to really help him play fast." 

The footwork issue is a matter of drilling over and over to imprint the proper fundamentals into Bortles' muscle memory. He got little instruction in that area in high school and college, so he’s behind a bit and it’s not going to be easy, but it’s simply a matter of committing enough time to make it second nature.

​…."It’s hard to work on during the season," Bortles said. "There’s not a whole lot of time for fundamentals to be worked on, but it’s the thing that you say, ‘Let’s make sure that it doesn’t get any worse, and in the offseason we can try and fix as much as possible.’"



I'm moderately confident we'll see enough improvement from Bortles that people start calling him a "franchise QB" next season.  I wouldn't be surprised to see him throw for 3800+ yds next year and near 20 TDs.  It really wouldn't take much to elevate his game to that level, IMO.  Obviously, he's got work to do to get there, and he'll need some improvement around him to pull it off, but I think it's do-able.