A 4-11 record, 31 guys on injured reserve, a quarterback of the future who may not have one ... I needed a distraction from all the negativity so started thinking about the Ring of Honor and future honorees. The Ring, as you know, currently has one member, Tony Boselli; I believe that within the next three years it will have six more. See what you think about this schedule.
Fred Taylor: September, '12. Now that he's retired he's the obvious choice to go next, and Mr. Khan will want to get this done early in his new tenure.
Jimmy Smith: November, '12. That he's deserving for his performance on the field is unquestioned, the issue is the other stuff. Everything I read and hear about him currently is positive, though, so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and including him. Might be too risky for Mr. Khan this early, but as a 17-year ticket holder who marvelled at Smith's contributions I'd love to see it happen.
Wayne Weaver: September, '13. Mr. Khan may want to do this immediately in 2012, but I'm thinking he settles in for a year before moving on this, and that Wayne would want it that way.
Mark Brunell: October, '13. If this isn't Mark's last year then certainly next year will be. I'd normally be in favor of waiting a year or more from retirement to induction, but Brunell deserves the exception.
Tom Coughlin: September, '14. For a guy on the hot seat every year he has been remarkably resiliant in New York and he may go on for years. This won't happen until after he leaves the Giants, but my hope is that he'll be back in Jax with a role with the Jags by 2104, and thus be a candidate for the Ring.
Brad Meester: November, 14. I'm assuming he'll play one more year, two max. To me he is the ultimate Jaguar ... smart, durable, the consumate team player, and very deserving of being honored.
So ... those are my thoughts, let me know yours.