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17 year old Cale's very opinionated view on everything sports.

NFL Season Preview: #25 Jacksonville Jaguars

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Overview: Jacksonville was supposed to compete for the AFC South Division last season. Instead, longtime RB Fred Taylor had a rough year, rushing for only 556 yards. Taylor ended up losing his job to RB Maurice Jones-Drew after the Jaguar’s bye week. The Jaguars also had a bunch of #3 caliber receivers last season. All of this resulted in the surprising 5-11 record Jacksonville finished the season with.

Offseason Moves: The Jaguars first tried addition by subtraction, letting Fred Taylor and their leading tackler LB Mike Peterson go. Jacksonville also released struggling cocaine addict WR Matt Jones. The Jaguars then began adding pieces, such as future Hall Of Fame WR Torry Holt, longtime Eagles T Tra Thomas, and S Sean Considine. Jacksonville also added Virginia T Eugene Monroe in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Upcoming Season: The Jaguars have QB David Garrard, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WR Torry Holt and a solid offensive line in place. Besides them, there is no receiving core, and no backup running back. The defensive side of the ball displays a decent defensive line and secondary, but a depleted linebacking core. Jacksonville seems to be missing integral parts of a football team.

Troy WilliamsonPlayer to watch: WR Troy Williamson was drafted in the first round, five years ago, by the Minnesota Vikings. After not contributing, the Vikings traded him to Jacksonville last season where he caught a whopping five balls. Now, with a mediocre receiving core, and the Jags looking for a #2, it could be Williamson’s time to shine. If only he would live up to his potential.

Prediction: 5-11, 4th in AFC South

Yeah, I believe the Jags have now slipped below the Texans in this division. I hope coach Jack Del Rio’s job can make it through the season.


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  1. Cale – I completely agree with your 5-11 prediction. It will be interesting to see where you have the Texans finishing. I don’t buy into anything more than 8-8.

    Chicago Aku Aku

    August 10, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    • Yeah, I wish the Jaguars could be better. I like Mac Jones-Drew, and stay tuned for the Texans.


      August 11, 2009 at 10:30 AM

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