Quick Bytes: Midday Thursday Edition


Quick Bytes: The daily digest of everything you need to know about the Jacksonville Jaguars.


:  Let's start with another walk down memory lane.  In this piece from deep inside the Sports Illustrated Vault we learn about the life and development of  Tony Boselli and his road to the Jacksonville Jaguars.  This will surprise you, as a youngster, Tony loved to eat:
Despite earning minimum wage, he never complained about his paycheck because he was close to the action and close to the food. On his breaks he would devour Big Macs, french fries, milk shakes and apple pies. "One of my managers called one day and said, 'I can't afford him. He's eating more than he's making,' " Tony Sr. says. "So, I transferred Little Tony to the landscaping crew."
:  If you don't mind a little math, Big Cat Country favorite NFL Stats breaks down the Ellsberg Paradox and why coaches should go for it more on fourth down.  While the Jaguars are not mentioned directly, the shadow of Jack Del Rio is everywhere.

: The Football Professor has done the math and made their 2008 season projections .  They have the AFC South finishing like this: Indianapolis Colts 11-5, Jacksonville Jaguars 10-6, Houston Texans 7-9, Tennessee Titans 7-9.  I'd be OK with that outcome, though the road to a Jaguars Super Bowl must run through a division title.

: Believe it or not, there's actually a little bit of drama at the running back position for the Jaguars.

: I'll never understand how the writing is so terrible at ESPN.com, but ESPN the Magazine does fantastic work.  Are they so terribly divided that they can't share the talent?  Anyhow, David Garrard is the subject of a fantastic article, though it leaves me with some questions about his wife:

"Jack took a chance on him," says Garrard's wife, Mary, sitting next to her husband on the couch. She pauses, purses her lips. "It would have been really hard for me to hitch my cart to a guy who ended the season like Dave did in 2006."

And this, after the Jaguars win over Pittsburgh in the 2007 playoffs:

Garrard says. "I'd had a few turnovers, and I needed to step up. That play changed the way people saw me. It changed the way I saw myself." Garrard adds that when he called Mary after the game, she just kept screaming into the phone, "Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-ching!"
Hmmmnnn....

: A list of 2009 free agents , courtesy of Adam Schefter of NFL.com.  Let's go ahead and spread a rumor that the Jaguars are targeting T.J. Houshmandzadeh.  And yes, I had to copy/paste that.



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