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Jacksonville Jaguars Q&A: What do we do at center next year?

It's our weekly Thursday column and today we're talking offensive line, T.J. Yeldon, Doug Marrone, and more!

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Chad from Pensacola, FL

Q: What do you see the Jacksonville Jaguars doing at center next year?

A: You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I think the Jaguars go after Alex Mack. I think he's a serious target in the offseason. Another wild expectation? I think the Jaguars go bananas in free agency this year. In fact, I think they'll be the league leaders in spending this spring.

Taylor from Dover, PA

Q: Jacksonville drafted T.J. Yeldon with intentions of making him our workhorse back. Yet Greg Olson is putting the games on Blake Bortles' shoulders and forcing him to win the game with his arm. Why aren't we running the ball enough?

A: I don't know. I really don't. Maybe it's the offensive line and their weakness along the interior. Maybe it's the fact that our playmakers are in the passing game. Maybe it's Greg Olson and his -- for better or worse -- preference to pass the ball. I really don't know, but Bortles' number of average throws per game needs to go down for the Jaguars' win total to go up.

Armand from Atlantic Beach, FL

Q: Which defensive players do you see being with the Jaguars next year and why?

A: Of the starters, I'd say Sen'Derrick Marks, Roy Miller, Abry Jones, Jared Odrick, Dan Skuta, Paul Posluszny, Telvin Smith, Davon House, and Aaron Colvin.

Gary from Jacksonville Beach, FL

Q: Is there a chance Doug Marrone could be promoted to head coach this year or next? If he's not promoted, is he leaving for another team?

A: Doug Marrone is a former head coach, and there's a good chance that his resume will carry him to another head coaching position at some point in the future. This promotion could occur within the Jaguars organization, but certainly won't happen at any point in the next four games. Marrone could very well be working for a different team next season, but if he isn't, the storylines will certainly write themselves if Gus continues to struggle in 2016.

Michael from Thomasville, GA

Q: Is there still a chance the Jaguars could make the playoffs?

A: Mathematically, yes. Practically, no.

Alan from Aurora, IL

Q: Does Yeldon's near-fumble on the goal line in the preseason have anything to do with his lack of touches in short yardage and red zone situations?

A: As the season has unfolded, Yeldon has been gifted with more opportunities in short-yardage and goal line situations. Last week, the Jaguars opted to spread and move the offense in the red zone rather than try to pound the ball in (though, Yeldon did punch one in from close range). I seriously doubt Yeldon's preseason blunders have any influence on game planning this late in the season.

Gribbz from San Diego, CA

Q: Who is the better defensive back: Davon House or Aaron Colvin? If we were to pick up a new top-end defensive back in the draft or sign one as a free agent, who would lose the starting job?

A: Davon House has been more consistent than Aaron Colvin this season, and seems to have absorbed a more significant role within the Jaguars' young defense. In your scenario, I'd think that the Jaguars would move Colvin back to nickel corner-- which is essentially a starting position in today's NFL.