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Jacksonville Jaguars Q&A: How good will the Allen Brothers be this year?

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Training camp starts today! Let's answer some questions. Can Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns crack 2,500 yards? How will Julius Thomas do? What's going on at left guard?

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Mark from Merced, CA

Q: Now that Josh Gordon got reinstated it got me thinking of Justin Blackmon again. Should I go back to forgetting about him, or does this give him a chance?

A: Justin who?

Kevin from Jacksonville, FL

Q: Over or under 2,500 combined yards for the A-team? Over or under 75 receptions for Julius Thomas? Over or under nine interceptions for the defense?

A: First, let's put 2,500 yards combined by a duo in perspective. If you look at the top 25 single-season performances ever by a quarterback in NFL history, a receiving duo combined for 2,500 or more yards just seven of those times. It's not gonna happen. 75 receptions for Julius Thomas? No. Expect something in the 50's. Nine interceptions? I mean, they got that last year. Why wouldn't they get more with Jalen Ramsey, Tashaun Gipson, Prince Amukamara, and Myles Jack added to the team?

Troy from La Crosse, WI

Q: Was having a debate with a Packers friend, who would you take to win two out of three on catches, yards, and touchdowns: Allen Robinson or Jordy Nelson?

A: This year? Allen Robinson on yards and touchdowns.

Brandon from Waukesha, WI

Q: Why does every article on Big Cat Country indicate that Luke Joeckel isn't going to be the starting left guard when the team has indicated that essentially the loser in the left tackle battle will be the left guard?

A: Because the team hasn't indicated that.

Cire from Tampa, FL

Q: What do you think James Sample has to do to claim a starting spot for the Jaguars?

A: Kidnap Johnathan Cyprien.

Alec from Orlando, FL

Q: Who do you like more backing up Bortles: Brandon Allen or Chad Henne?

A: In other words, who do I like more as our backup: A sixth-round rookie or an eight-year veteran in the NFL who's taken over 1,500 snaps? I'll go with Henne.

Jake from Fruit Cove, FL

Q: Is it reasonable to expect improvement on the offensive line or will it still be a relative weakness? Getting Brandon Linder back and signing Kelvin Beachum seem to make things point up.

A: The line can be both improved and still be a weakness. Beachum has to prove that he can bounce back from his injury and left guard is still a huge question mark.

Paul from Queens, New York

Q: After the Greg Hardy visit there has been a lot of speculation about the pass rush and a veteran presence on the edge. I haven't heard any mention of Bjöern Werner. Does Werner have any chance of making it into the rotation at defensive end? Do you think he will make the 53 man roster?

A: I really don't think so. All indications from early offseason work were that, unsurprisingly, Werner was the least impressive pass rusher on the field. Werner simply just isn't very good. If he makes the 53 man roster, it is a major indication that the Jaguars depth chart is weak at the position.