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Let’s answer some Jacksonville Jaguars questions as we head into the dead zone!
Jake from Mobile, AL
Q: Should the Jaguars sign Larry Warford and cut A.J. Cann?
A: Yes. Even if the team’s right guard position wasn’t so woeful, I’d still advocate for the Jaguars to sign him. He was not cut because he wasn’t worth his salary cap number (which wasn’t that high). He was cut because Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston needed new contracts. He’s made the Pro Bowl the last three years. He’s played in all but 11 games over his seven-year career. He’d be a great signing.
Jon from Nashville, TN
Q: Will this site continue to copy and paste other articles and pass it on as their own? Or will we see more actual writing?
A: Our schools have so obviously failed you, Jon. I’m assuming you mean our Jaguars Daily articles that include links to other writers also covering the Jaguars? I’m sorry you don’t like them, but they average thousands of reads per day and result in hundreds of clicks (and new readers) to outlets other than our own.
Richard from Savannah, GA
Q: Are Doug Marrone and Dave Caldwell safe beyond 2021? What will it take to save their jobs? Or vice versa? What’s the feel?
A: Their jobs are safe until the end of 2021 at the earliest. Think of it as though they were hired in 2019. They’ll get three seasons after a disastrous 2018 to right the ship. Everything hinges on quarterback play — if Gardner Minshew comes through and lights it up or they make the right call in the 2021 NFL Draft, they’ll be here for quite a while.
Dizzy from Frisco, TX
Q: Does Ryquell Armstead get more run this season?
A: No, but it doesn’t mean he gets less. I think the plan is to allow Leonard Fournette more rest during drives, which is why you see signings like Chris Thompson this year and Devine Ozigbo last year. He’ll have somewhere in the 40-50 touches this season.
Blake from Boise, ID
Q: What is the most that you expect out of this young Jacksonville team going into the 2020 NFL season if Gardner Minshew steps up in terms of wins?
A: Eight wins.
Brian from Yulee, FL
Q: Would you prefer winning eight games and missing the playoffs or 0-16 and getting the first overall pick?
A: I’d prefer going winless to an 8-8 record. At least then you know what you have at quarterback and then you don’t have to overspend on draft assets to trade up for your guy in 2021.
Kourtlan from Longview, TX
Q: Does Quincy Williams earn a backup spot on the roster, become a starter, or get lost in the shuffle?
A: He’s not lost in the shuffle yet, but he’s not going to be much of an impact player in 2021. He just isn’t that good and he was severely overdrafted last year. That’s not to say there isn’t a place for him on this roster, especially when the defense goes into a 3-4 look. He’s very athletic, but he needs to learn the technical aspects of the game in a big way — angles, speed, shedding blocks, etc... I would love for Quincy to surprise everyone and make impact plays week in and week out, but I just don’t see it happening.