Let’s answer some questions ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars starting their first day of training camp!
Travis from Jacksonville, FL
Q: Do you think any starters get any reps this week, or are we holding out until Week 3 of the preseason?
A: I think a few will play — some future starters who earn the spot by playing like Will Richardson and some rookies like Josh Allen who just need a handful of reps each week to stay consistent. But my gut feeling is that Doug Marrone is a bit scared from all the injuries last year and will minimize how many snaps starters get in these meaningless preseason games. Nick Foles will likely only play in Week 3. Same with Jalen Ramsey and Leonard Fournette. The receivers probably won’t see the field much. I’ve never seen a head coach so cautious about preseason games so I don’t know how it will pan out.
Chevin from Jacksonville, FL
Q: What is your take on that locker room video with certain players knocking over chairs?
A: I think the dumbest part of that video is when C.J. Reavis hit send.
Christopher from Washington D.C.
Q: Do you think we upgraded from Blake Bortles with Nick Foles?
A: Yes. How much remains to be seen. I think if Foles can be even a middle-of-the-road, 16th ranked quarterback in yards per attempt, third down conversions, and accuracy, the Jaguars will be a 10-win team.
Brian from Tampa, FL
Q: What is the ceiling, floor, and expected record for 2019?
A: Ceiling is 11 wins. Floor is probably 5-11. Expectation is 9-7.
Gabe from Chapel Hill. NC
Q: We’re bad, right? Just tell me we’re going to be bad. It’s easier that way.
A: The Jaguars are bad until they’re good.
Chris from Jacksonville, FL
Q: Who on the team ends the year with the most receiving yards?
A: Dede Westbrook.
Christian from Buffalo, NY
Q: Do you think tonight’s game will be a good indicator of the backup quarterback situation?
A: Yes, but I think the most emphasis will be placed on next week. Week 3 is traditionally when teams spend the most amount of time in their preseason scouting the opponents, formulating game plans, and more. It is the most like the real thing. I’d put far more stock into this week than last week against the Baltimore Ravens — but next week will be a big test.
Adam from Jacksonville, FL
Q: Where do you see the Jaguars scouring the waiver wire for depth at final cuts?
A: Offensive line, tight end, and linebacker.