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Can David Garrard be the MAN in Jacksonville?


Ok all, we have seen the great Garrard and the definitely not so great Garrard this season.  Can David Garrard really be the MAN? Can he put this team on his proverbial back and lead us to the playoffs?  We all have critiqued his game and how he plays the game, and we all have an opinion.  Do the coaches believe that he can really do it?  David did not throw a deep ball again after he was intercepted that last game.  In both games he really did not leave the pocket.  Is he being coached to play like that? Let's all take a step back and think:  David is not going anywhere this year, so he is all we have, especially now that McCown (McGowen) is hurt.  David Garrard is feeling the pressure of trying to lead a young team and it seems as if his coaches don't have any more faith in him but to 'not lose the game'.  How would you feel? The Garrard I see being successful is one who has the freedom to run or pass.  He is able to run those sprint option and roll out passes.  I can remember when he hit Northcutt on that long TD against Pittsburgh.  He rolled out of the pocket.  Why are we trying to make him something he is not?  David is NOT a pocket passer.  David needs to be mobile to be successful.  He seems a bit bottled up.  This game against San Diego opened my eyes to something. Does anyone else see it this way?  Here's my plea to the coaching staff:  Turn David Garrard loose.  Let him improvise.  Get him out of the pocket and let him run it or pass it. I think David should be allowed to go out on his terms.  The coaches should design plays that cater to his strengths.  We all know he can make the throws, but how can he when the playcalling puts him in a situation where he can't?  The offensive line is improved.  The defense will improve (sidebar:  Weren't you proud of Courtney Greene?).    What else do we have to lose?  No one but us true fans expect us to make the playoffs, and we all know that GM Gene will draft his successor next year.  Let David go out with a bang and I think we all would be happy with the results.  This is just one fan's rant.  Comment as you like.


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