I've heard all the cliche's before: "how'd it work out for washington" "build through the draft" "lets not overpay" etc etc
This team is currently #1 in unused cap this year and was #2 last year. It's inexcuseable how raw and young this team is this year. Building through the draft is a great idea but you can supplement with spending some real money in free agency as well. This team is in desperate need of some veteran leadership.
Another fact is this team will have to overpay to get some good talent here. Jacksonville is a joke of a franchise and vets don't want to come here unless they are getting highly compensated. Just think if you were a vet with talent would you want to come to a team that hasn't sniffed the playoffs since 2007? I sure wouldn't unless they pay me higher than the market.
The last time we used a ton of cap we did get into cap trouble but also took us to 2 afc championship games in 4 years. I would take that all day versus stinking all the time.
We hope these rookies will pan out and develop into real players. In the mean time why hang onto so much cap money when we clearly lacking in veteran leadership and playmakers? Does not make any sense.
In all seriousness, there were people in the game day thread actually crying for Chad Henne to come back in. Bortles is flat out awful at times but also flat out Great at times as well. This is the kind of play anyone should expect from a raw rookie with little talent around him. Who wants Henne is and why?
1. Gerhart has been hurt since week 1. He has missed a couple of weeks in a row from playing with the injury. I want to see what he can do healthy
2. This offensive line has just started to get it's act together. Combine that with Bortles making teams respect the passing game. Other teams not stacking 9 and 10 in the box will open the running game.
3. Toby has shown what he can do with a solid offensive line. I believe he will be a good runner here in Jacksonville.
4. Jed Fisch was not playing to Toby's Strength. He is a north and south runner and not the east and west game that Fisch kept calling. I believe with the oline playing better and more inside runs he will see success.