'Tis the season to be a Jacksonville Jaguars fan.
It's that time of year when everyone celebrates the holidays, spends time with family, and puts together a list of things they wish for. While kids will be wishing for new toys, girlfriends wishing for their man to finally buy them a ring, Matt Hasselbeck wishing for a head full of hair, and so on. I can tell you right now that I am wishing for all things Jaguars.
Many people have been wishing for a new head coach in place of Gus Bradley. This wish didn't come true, even though Gus Bradley will likely end his third season averaging a 4-12 record each season.
So, what should the Jaguars be resolving to change in 2016?
For one, they need make a resolution to have a big offseason. A huge offseason. A break-the-bank kind of spring. With needs at free safety, center, pass rusher, linebacker, and cornerback, the Jaguars need to make a big splash in free agency. Olivier Vernon? Yes. Alex Mack? Sure. Bruce Irvin. Let's go.
They also need to make a resolution to draft heavily -- very heavily -- on the defensive side of the ball. Through general manager Dave Caldwell's first three drafts, he's only drafted three defenders out of nine possibilities in Rounds 1-3. And one of them was Dante Fowler, Jr. who was out for his rookie season. The Jaguars should resolve to defenders with their first three picks in the first three rounds. Get a linebacker, pass rusher, and free safety this year. And then spend the latter rounds getting some backup running backs, offensive linemen, and maybe a project with huge potential on defense.
What should the Jaguars resolutions be for 2016?