This is the first Sunday Mailbag. I'll be posting these on Saturdays from now on, so; get your questions in to see if they get answered! And with that, we begin:
Derrick from Atlanta, GA
The Jaguars are on their way back to the top. I'm a huge Jaguars fan, but I moved to Atlanta a few years back. All of my friends are Falcons fans. Should I go with them and get Falcons season tickets or make the drive to Jacksonville?
Shane: The Jaguars need fans like you. You should make the drive. Hey, why don't you get season tickets for you and a friend from Atlanta. Do you have friends that still live in Jacksonville? You should make the drive to see the Jags. The worst thing that can happen is that you can't make the trip for a game or two.
Cory from Utica, NY:
My name is cory adams I'm from utica ny I'm a big jags fan born in jax I was wondering if we get a qb to replace garrard in years to come what r our options with him because I like garrard but his time has come and he has always been here for us
Shane: I'm a big David Garrard supporter too, but as you say, his time has come. I see the Jags taking a quarterback in the draft this year as his replacement, but there's little doubt in my mind that Garrard will be the starter on opening day later this year. When it's determined that it's time to start his replacement, Gene Smith will look for a trading partner, probably hoping for a 4th round pick, but the Jags are more likely to get a 5th round pick for him. If he can't find a partner, Smith will likely release Garrard. Any trade or release of Garrard would probably happen in the offseason though. Unfortunately, the Jaguars can't pay him starter money to play a backup role.
Mike from Jacksonville, FL
This is rediculous, you have no qualifications to write for BCC.
Shane: That's not true. I own a few Jaguars hoodies and a pair of Jaguars slippers that I wear around my building all the time. The slippers are a little small for my feet, and my toes are starting to push against the end of them. Is it time to get a new pair?
Tony from Lake City, FL
Can you avoid the topic of Bob Sanders. Hes not coming here and I'm sick of hearing about it.
Shane: Hey, you brought him up, not me. I'm with you on this one. I don't see him in teal next year. He gave us all something to talk about this week though didn't he?
Aaron from Miami, FL
I know you're a new writer at BCC, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Shane: I had really hoped someone would ask that. I'm from Indiana, and I attend Ball State University. I've been a Jaguars fan since 1998. In 2007, I flew to Jacksonville to watch the Jags play the Colts on October 22. It was a Monday night game, and the Jaguars lost. It didn't matter. That was by far the most amazing atmosphere I've ever been a part of in my whole life.
Jake from Orland, FL
Hi, I enjoy watching Jags games on my satellite dish through the season. Has there been any news about the Jags playing a home game down here? I know Vic used to think it was a good idea.
Shane: I wouldn't hold your breath. The Jaguars really started to turn the whole ticket sales thing around last season, and they're a team on the rise. I know that Buffalo has gone up to Canada, and I think that's great, but playoff teams tend to sell out games. Teams that sell out games tend to stay at home for home games.
Cory from Jacksonville, FL
Why does Jack Del Rio go for it so often on fourth down?
He's looking at risk versus reward. If he determines that the risk is greater than the reward, he punts it and vice-versa. Del Rio believes that his big guys can usually get 1 or 2 yards, and that's why you see him leaving the offense out on 4th and short near midfield.
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