After the frustration of knowing the Jaguars
lost another winnable game, I began to get my Jaguar gear and set it on fire. Then I remembered it's only a game. As I thought more and more about it, I began to think about this year and we have a lot of "what ifs" to think about. Let me give you a list:
1. What if David Garrard's
back was not an issue? I believe he would have still been a starter and he just might have pulled out those games we did not. Remember, last year we went 8 - 8 with the same offense and now we have a vastly improved defense. We would definitely be in first place or at least tied with the Texans
2. What if Blaine Gabbert
was not drafted and we only had Josh McCown
and our QB from the farm to back a healthy David up?
3. What if we had a healthy Vince Manauwi (sp) right now? I bet we would have an even better run offense than we have with a rookie LG who is actually playing pretty well right now.
4. What if we really drafted Tim Tebow
? Would he start for us with a healthy David Garrard, or would he be taking Zach Miller's spot as our second TE?
I believe that we would be singing different tunes with just those scenarios. Nevertheless, this team is more competitive this year than last year. It's just that a rookie is leading this team. We've had just as much injuries this year as last, but look at the depth this roster has. We have been able to plug in players that have played well in certain spots. The ball just hasn't fell in the right spot as it did for us last year.
I still haven't given up on this season, and I think that we as fans shouldn't either. I'm still hoping for a run of good football. Blaine did play his best game of the year yesterday. Marcedes finally showed up. I think Jarett Dillard
could be the difference maker on offense (runs good routes, gets good seperation, CATCHES THE BALL). The defense is young enough to continue playing top 5 defense. MJD is relatively still a young back, with Rashad Jennings
set to return. Next year's draft may have us at the point of elite.
Ok, I'm rambling now... so after the frustration of losing another close game, I can honestly say that this is a football team on the rise. Shout out to zoxitic for continuing to post his win the division stuff. As long as we are not mathematically out of it, I'm with you! Keep posting. Go Jags!
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