The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off a painful loss to the New York Jets in a game in which they realistically could (and should) have won. They'll have a chance to bounce back this week against the Baltimore Ravens and it's a game that's a lot more important than some people think it is.
Going forward, questions need to be answered if this team is going to have any success. Let's get to it.
Jason from Orange Park, FL
Q: If Marqise Lee does come back this week, is there a meaningful role for him?
A: Yes. I think the Jaguars coaching staff believes Lee to be a more important player than a lot of fans in Jacksonville do... not so much in catches, but in the way he stretches the defense. Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson are tearing it up. They'll get the most targets regardless of Lee being out there or not. But Lee helps take defenders out of position and gives Hurns and Robinson both some space for routes over the middle of the field. With all that said, I wouldn't expect Lee to be active on Sunday against the Ravens.
Vince from Buffalo, NY
Q: My girlfriend and I are flying down from Buffalo to watch the Thursday night game and will be there all day Wednesday and Thursday. Any suggestions on places to eat and things to do?
A: Welcome! Welcome! As far as places to eat, I'd check out Burrito Gallery and Black Sheep. Oh, and Maple Street Biscuit Company. As far as the best spot to tailgate, are you a member of the Bold City Brigade? If not, get a membership for $20 (plus shipping) immediately. It pays for itself after just one tailgate. If there's one thing you need to do at the stadium, it's hang out with the Bold City Brigade. Buy the membership, introduce yourself to some people, tell them you're from out of town, and you'll be taken care of. Hell, the Big Cat Country staff will be there. Come say hey.
Etheric from Orlando, FL
Q: Does a cornerback in the first round make the most sense to draft next year for the Jaguars?
A: No. Our biggest needs on defense are edge rusher and middle linebacker. I want one (or both) of those addressed before we take a cornerback.
Phylos from Budapest, Hungary
Q: After watching a more functional offense in the first half of the season, what can we expect from them in the next eight games?
A: I wouldn't be surprised if the offense got even better. Yes, Blake Bortles will undoubtedly surpass the franchise record in touchdowns and possibly yards. But Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson are on pace to break the single-season receiving record for the top two receivers. Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell got 2,527 yards combined in 1999. Hurns and Robinson are on pace for 2,684 yards combined. That would be huge.
Corey from Jacksonville, FL
Q: Was Julius this fat in Denver?