With the season now winding down I see no point in thinking about the past and what might have been. On to the future we shall go. But were should the Jaguars go exactly? We all know that Shad Khan wants to win and win big in Jacksonville and I think he's willing to spend quiet a pretty penny to do it. However, he's a smart business man and he'll spend that penny wisely. But, on who? There's the coaching staff to consider since they all are operating on contracts that will expire in about a week. The players in free agency who may demand big bucks to come to Jacksonville. Who will the draft picks be? So lets gets started on the future!
HC: Rob Chudzinski (Current Panthers OC): Chud has turned one of the NFL's worst offenses in 2010 into one of the top 10 in 2011.
OC: Pete Carmichael, Jr. (Current Saints OC): he's more of the honorary OC with the Saints as Sean Peyton calls most of the plays so I think he could very well jump at the opportunity to be an actual offensive coordinator.
DC: Mel Tucker (Current Jags DC and Interm HC): I think Mel will test the waters after the season, but will come back to Jacksonville.
STC: Mike Priefer (Current Vikings STC): The internet thinks highly of him.
Note: I'm dividing FA into two parts: Resign and Sign.
Resign: (I'm going off contracts on Madden so if there are any I've missed/screwed any up please tell me)
- LB Darryl Smith
- DE Jeremy Mincey
- FS Dwight Lowery
- RB Rashad Jennings
- K Josh Scobee
- DE/DT Leger Douzable
- CB William Middlton
- WR Jarrett Dillard
- DT C.J. Moseley
- LB Russell Allen
- OL Kevin Haslem
- QB Luke McCown
- CB Kevin Rutland
- WR Mike Wallace (Currently withe Steelers): Career Stats: 170 Recs, 3195 yards, 24 TDs, 18.8 yd avg
- WR Harry Douglas (Currently with the Falcons): Career Stats: 84 Rec, 1112 yds, 3 TDs, 13.2 yd avg
- DE Cliff Avril (Currently with the Lions): Career Stats: 133 Tkls, 30 Scks, 14 FF
- DE Kroy Biermann (Currently with the Falcons): Career Stats: 139 Tkls, 12 Scks, 1 FF
Wallace: I know the chances of Wallace leaving Pittsburgh are lower than a snowballs chance in the Sahara, but just let me fantasize here for a minute! Wallace takes the top off of defenses every game and he would be the first truly deep threat that the Jags have had since Keenan.
Douglas: He's probably the more likely of the two. He's had a quiet, yet productive career so far and I think he could blossom into a star in Jacksonville.
Avril: signing Avril would create a very consistent pass rush. It would also allow Mincey to move back to LE. Avril would also bring to Jacksonville some of the swagger and nastiness that the Lions' D plays with.
Biermann: He started 14 games for Atlanta back in '10 and he would be like another John Chick.
1st: CB Morris Claiborne LSU 6'0'' 185lbs
2nd: OC Michael Brewster Ohio State 6'5'' 302lbs
3rd: OT Tony Bergstrom Utah 6'6'' 315lbs
4th: WR T.Y. Hilton FIU 5'10'' 183lbs
5th: LB Bobby Wagner Utah State 6'1'' 232lbs
6th: WR B.J. Cunningham Michigan St 6'2'' 223lbs
Explanation: (Some of these come from my previous mock draft)
Claiborne: Morris Claiborne: This one's pretty self-explanatory. I don't think we're going to keep Rashean and Claiborne across from Cox with the law firm of Landry & Lowery behind them would give the Jags a good secondary for years to come.
Brewster: He's fallen a little bit on the boards and I think he could be a steal in the 2nd. He's been starter at OSU since he was a freshman. He could learn from Meester in '12 and start in '13.
Bergstrom: Bergstrom: A mammoth of a tackle who was a 4-year starter at Utah. I think he has the talent and the brains (he's majoring in Chemical Engineering) to come in and start at RT next year.
Hilton: The little speedster from Miami would be steal in the 4th round. What the 4-year starter lacks in height he makes up for in speed, quickness, agility, and hands. He also has experience as both a kickoff and punter returner.
Wagner: He's in the top 5 in tackles in WAC history and I believe that he would be a great addition to the team. He has experience at both MLB and OLB. I could see him potentially taking over for Darryl Smith in the future.
Cunningham: He's a big target who would be great for going across the middle and going up on jump balls. He's the type of player who's faster with pads on than he'll be at the combine or pro day. I think he could eventually start in the league.
Note: We can get a UDFA punter or two or sign a veteran before camp.
Projected Roster: QB: Gabbert & McCown
RB: Jones-Drew, Jennings, & Karim
FB: Jones & Owens
WR: Wallace, Douglas, Thomas, Dillard, Hilton, Cunningham, & Osgood
TE: Lewis, Miller, & Potter
LT: Monroe & Bradfield
LG: Britten & Rackley
C: Meester & Brewster
RG: Nwaneri & Haslem
RT: Bergstrom & Haslem
LE: Mincey & Biermann
RE: Avril & Chick
DT: Knighton, Alualu, Douzable, Moseley, & Collins
OLB: Sessions & Allen
MLB: Posluszny & Bosworth
OLB: Smith & Wagner
CB: Cox, Claiborne, Coleman, Middleton, & Rutland
FS: Lowery & Isaac
SS: Landry & Prosinski
Please comment and tell me what you think.