If anyone hasn't checked out the special Saturday edition of O-Zone, I recommend you go check it out. John Oesher quotes Gene as saying that our starting free safety is already on the roster. As many of us have been hoping we would sign another safety, this is of obvious relevance. After scanning the roster of possible candidates it would appear that it will be three way competition between Don Carey, Chris Prosinski, and Terrell Whitehead. With Matt Estrada and Michael Hamlin being the long shots.Personally I think it's going to come down to Prosinski and Whitehead. Whitehead drew a lot of praise last year as a young guy who could eventually develop as a starter. He has the size and measurables to play the position and it seems like the time is right for him to step up and show us what he's got.
Prosinski was taken is the 5th round of this year's draft. After putting up jaw-dropping numbers at his pro-day he immediately became a fan favorite of many on this site; myself included. It would appear he is going to be given a legitimate shot to win the starting safety spot opposite of Dawan Landry, let's see what he can do.
Don Carey has drawn the ire of almost every Jaguar fan out there. Don Carey took over the starting free safety job in the middle of last season after making a position switch from corner to safety. Needless to say it did not go to well. Many fans have demanded he be cut, and questioned Gene Smith's decision to keep him on the roster. I think we should perhaps give Don Carey a mulligan for last season. After all he spent his entire rookie season on IR and is making a position switch as previously stated.
I don't know who is going to win the free safety job, but whoever does is likely to experience some growing pains. But hopefully develop into the playmaker we've lacked at that position for years. I'd love to hear everyone's thought on who they think it will be. Thanks for reading my first fanpost.