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Big Cat Country Q&A: Who is the best fit for Jaguars offensive coordinator?

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Let’s answer some Jacksonville Jaguars questions as the Senior Bowl ramps up in Mobile, Alabama!

Patrick from Jacksonville Beach, FL

Q: Which receivers or tight ends might we go after in free agency?

A: As far as wide receivers, I’d love to go after a guy like Amari Cooper or A.J. Green but my gut tells me they invest some heavy draft capital into the receiver position. Probably a second round pick. It’s a deep class... why not? That leaves them open to get a mid-tier guy like Robby Anderson. I’d love him grouped with D.J. Chark and a fringe first/second round guy. With tight end I’m all in on Eric Ebron. Get him, draft Harrison Bryant, and see what you have in Josh Oliver.

Altwan from Briar Creek, NC

Q: Should we get excited about the offensive coordinator candidates even if they failed as head coaches?

A: Yes. I don’t think there’s any real correlation between being a good head coach with being a good coordinator and vice versa. Gus Bradley was a great defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks... and then 2013-2016 happened. Tom Moore is probably the person most responsible for Peyton Manning’s Hall of Fame career (besides Peyton Manning). Monte Kiffin is a legendary defensive coordinator who turned down several head coaching opportunities in his career. Someone can be good at one and bad at the other. Judge them by their track records as coordinators, not coaches.

Eric from Saratoga Springs, NY

Q: Do you plan on signing Yannick Ngakoue to a long term deal?

A: Yes I do.

Drew from Orange Park, FL

Q: Who is the best fit for offensive coordinator?

A: I’d say Jay Gruden. I think he gives you an advantage with his experience in developing Gardner Minshew. After all, he made Andy Dalton look SERVICEABLE! I also think his scheme when it comes to the passing game would enhance Minshew’s gifts — he’d allow him to roll out of the pocket more, increased play action, and passes that rely on timing and accuracy.

Tom from London, UK

Q: Should the Jaguars defense change from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme?

A: With Todd Wash still employed by this team... absolutely not.

Steven from Orlando, FL

Q: Isn’t it pointless to play what if with who the Jaguars “passed” on? Every team passed on Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo.


Ryan from Jacksonville, FL

Q: Do you think we will trade away Nick Foles for a better quarterback to back up Gardner Minshew or get a couple of draft picks?

A: If we can get rid of Nick Foles this offseason without having to cut him, I don’t care if we have to give up draft picks.

Jason from Brooklyn, NY

Q: Has there been an explicit commitment to keeping the defensive staff as is... or is it simply “well no one has been fired yet”?

A: It’s simply “well no one has been fired yet” as of now. I expect that to change soon.

Kyle from Winnipeg, Canada

Q: Not Super Bowl related but just don’t wanna forget. Is Michael Pierce of the Ravens a good free agent option to help the run defense?

A: Yes, but I doubt he leaves Baltimore.