For our inaugural series on, "Combine Confessions," I spoke with Gerald Alexander, former Boise State safety and a current member of the New York Jets. Alexander chatted with TSFJ about his experience at the Combine, which ultimately led to him becoming the second round draft choice for the Detroit Lions in 2007. Alexander explains everything from his preparation to his friendships with other Combine colleagues and even how he prepared for the big weekend. You can find Alexander and his funny, yet witty commentary on Twitter @GAlexander21. We hope you enjoy.
Former Jaguars quarterback David Garrard told Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union that he’s almost fully recovered from back surgery that kept him out of the 2011 season. Now he’s ready to return to the league. He said he’d be OK with a backup role provided he finds the right situation, and spelling out the right situation included a jab at Jacksonville over a roster deficiency that didn’t make it the right situation:
As much as possible, the past will remain the past. New Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey said that’s true not only of the off-season’s most-talked about Jaguars player, quarterback Blaine Gabbert, but the entire roster. Does what happened last season matter?
As he gets closer and closer to fully healthy, former Jaguars quarterback David Garrard is anticipating a time in his life unlike any other. "This is going to be a fun time," Garrard said. "I’ve never been a free agent before. It’s almost like you’re being recruited again."
Rushing between meetings during this ludicrously busy week, Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith sat down with me for a few minutes this morning. Publically, the Jaguars haven't seemed active in discussions with their own pending free agents, but they have had conversations with a few.