Zone O: Until 2022
JACKSONVILLE – Let’s go …
This is the year that Boselli comes in, isn’t it?
Former Jaguars left tackle Tony Boselli is in fact again a finalist in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, having made the list of the 15 finalists of the modern era announced on Thursday. I absolutely believe it will end up being consecrated. I also think it will be the year because he continued to be on the list of finalists for six straight years, and because he would continue to be in the bottom 10 once voters reduced the list of finalists. 15 finalists in the final vote. This usually indicates sufficient support among voters to ultimately be devoted. Several voters have also told me over the years that the general feeling among voters five years ago was that four offensive linemen – Kevin Mawae, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson and Boselli – had to and would be consecrated. Mawae, Faneca and Hutchinson were entered in the last three classes. Nothing has happened in the last four or five years to make me think that Boselli will not be the fourth of this quartet to succeed. We’ll be discussing a lot more by February 10, but that’s the first idea.
So, are our wide receivers coach and special teams coach still employed? How do you hold them responsible for poor performance week after week? We’re almost a full season away with the worst coaches on the worst team. Big sigh. Again.
Both areas have not performed well for the most part this season. Major and drastic changes are likely at the end of the season. This is what happens when head coaches are fired mid-season and when the seasons go as far away from success as this one has been. I don’t expect any staff changes before the end of the regular season because what’s the point?
Matty of St Augustine fl
I just want to be the first comment for the new year this time around. Maybe it will bring a different result for our Jags next season !! BTW, please keep it real, good, bad, true and ugly facts and opinions. Let’s go for a better season! DILLY DILLY!
It was the not-so-famous, often overlooked, and certainly underrated, first email of the New Year. Kind of. Type of. Never mind. Dilly, I guess.
KOAF. Do you think we’ll have our next head coach before the Senior Bowl?
Going back to 1995, how many Jaguars head coaches had previous experience as a head coach? I can only think of two. One came within minutes of the Super Bowl. The new head coach must have playoff experience as a head coach.
You’re referring to former Jaguars head coaches Mike Mularkey and Doug Marrone, and you’re right that Marrone brought the Jaguars minutes away from the Super Bowl after the 2017 season. I agree with the experience of head coach for the next Jaguars head coach. It is not a “duty”. Many successful head coaches have won their first head coaching positions. But do you feel like a head coaching experience would be helpful given the current state of the franchise and last year? Yes. Without question.
The constant drama tires John. I was hoping we’d just cleaned up the house and really got off on the right foot. I have the same feeling that with the hiring of Urban Meyer.
Your feelings are understandable. It was a looooooooooong year.
Mr. O, quarterback Byron Leftwich was seventh overall, quarterback Blaine Gabbert was tenth, quarterback Blake Bortles was third and quarterback Trevor Lawrence was first. Please tell me that one of these things is not like the others.
I think you’re hoping Lawrence has a much better career than the Jaguars’ other three first-round quarterbacks. I believe he will. There is still every reason to believe that he will. Stay tuned. It’s still early for this one.
What was the point of putting running back Travis Etienne Jr. on the reserve / COVID-19 list if he was already in IR?
While it is true that Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke is indeed leading the search for coaches, I am at least intrigued / reassured that the presumptive slate of nominees is a ‘who’s who’ of respected and accomplished former head coaches. If we’re to judge Baalke on what we know to be facts and not scuttles, it’s not necessarily a bleak start to the offseason.
The seven coaches currently flagged as potential candidates for the Jaguars head coach – former Indianapolis Colts / Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, Green Bay offensive coordinator Packers Nate Hackett, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles – seem to make up a very list. solid. There is a good mix of head coaching experience (Caldwell, Peterson and Bowles) and offensive knowledge (Hackett, Moore and Leftwich). They also all seem to fit in with the most important attributes of a future head coach – the ability to set an organizational tone and lead people – to varying degrees. These are general thoughts. The process has just started this week. We’ll see how it goes.
All I have ever asked of owners is that they spend the cap. It gives you the chance to have as much talent on the roster as the other teams. We were destined to have less talent when we decided to spend $ 89 million less than the other teams. I hated the idea of saving for later and I hate it now. Don’t you think the team would be better with eight more talented guys making $ 10 million a year? We’ll see how determined Shad is to win when we see how much of that capped money he spends next year. I’m sure he’s losing more than he saved in lost seat income and no playoffs. Paying for talent on your roster can generate better returns in the form of sold-out stadiums and home playoffs. I hope he realizes that because I consider him more important than the new coach. Do you?
This question implies that Jaguars owner Shad Khan is unwilling to spend money on players. There’s nothing in the decade he’s owned the team to back it up. Khan has never had a problem with spending up to the salary cap. He’s spent big – over the limit, in fact – over many offseason. There have been other offseason with the Jaguars football makers choosing to carry the margin over to subsequent years due to where those makers thought the Jaguars were in terms of the build process at the time. . The Jaguars didn’t win enough during Khan’s tenure. No one will question that. But to say that Khan did not commit to winning, and to say that he will not spend to do so, is absolutely incorrect.
Griffin from St. Augustine, FL
I have a plan. The Jags get the first overall pick, and then we trade it to the highest bidder. No less than three first-round picks!
It’s a good plan. It seems extremely unlikely to turn out that way as there doesn’t appear to be a player who will attract that kind of commercial interest in the 2022 NFL Draft, but hey… good plan.
Hugo d’Albuquerque, New Mexico
The coaching staff won’t put Little in either tackle position because they don’t think he gives them the best chance of winning, but they will line him up by running out of the lunge into the red zone. Please make sense of it.
Easily. Jaguars coaches believe right tackle Jawaan Taylor and left tackle Cam Robinson are the best options for their jobs. They attempted a sleight of hand on the goal line with rookie tackle Walker Little who set a course in a loss to the New York Jets last Sunday. The trick game didn’t work. Not much has gone well this season. There has been a lot of legitimate criticism. It’s really not wrong, but if you don’t want to love it and use it as an example of incompetence… of course I can’t control that.
Now that we’ve locked the top pick, would it make sense once again to swap a few slots and get more picks? Obviously we can’t get a wide receiver first and we don’t need a QB so doesn’t that make sense?
If the Jaguars did indeed select No.1 overall, a drop would indeed make sense. Does another team want this selection enough for an exchange to make sense? Stay tuned.
Farnborough pedal bin, Hampshire, UK
Oh Mighty ‘O’ / King of all Funk, Happy New across ‘The Pond’! 2021 hasn’t delivered what we were hoping for, let’s see if 2022 brings us more success for fans in Jacksonville and overseas. Maybe next year will be our year!
Cristiano from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Happy New Year to you and yours, Johnny-O.