It's Friday, and that means it's time for me to unload a bunch of thoughts on you that don't form independent articles on their own. As always, they're short, sweet, and a lot of fun. Let's hop to it:
Da'Quan Bowers' draft stock is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The sad part is, he has no control over the situation. Fear not, however, someone will still want him in the first round.
More and more, I'm beginning to think the Jaguars will take a quarterback in round 1. If that's the case, it'll likely be Locker or Ponder.
The NHL playoffs are just starting. 16 of 30 or 53.3% of the teams earn a playoff birth. By contrast, only 12 of 32 or 37.5% of teams in the NFL make the playoffs. I like the fact that playoff spots are at a premium in the NFL.
99 years ago today, the Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg late on April 14, 1912. According to Wikipedia, just 706 of the 2,223 people on board survived, and it was one of the great tragedies of the 20th century.
While it's been said that the Jaguars will be active in free agency when it opens up, that doesn't mean the Jaguars are hunting for premier players with big names. Gene Smith is more likely to find corks that keep it together until next year's draft, but there is some young talent to be found in free agency.
Ryan Kerrigan has been called a "safe pick," which doesn't make much sense to me. A safe pick at DE would normally be a top 5 pick, if not #1 overall.
Kevin Na shot a 16 on a par 4 yesterday. The crazy part is that he didn't have a single bogey on the back nine.
When I look at the Jaguars' defense, I see a very strong core on the defensive line, but they're backed up by a mediocre linebacking core and a secondary that covers turf more than receivers.
Mark Brunell is the best quarterback in Jaguars' history. That's seldom ever disputed. The more I consider it, the more I think the Jaguars got rid of him too soon. He wasn't in his prime when the Jaguars moved on, but he had some more solid years left.
On the quarterback note, the Jaguars ignored Byron Leftwich's mechanical problems. He was actually a solid quarterback, but it put a ton of pressure on the offensive line to give him the extra time he needed.
That's all I have for you. I'll do better next time.