Jaguars Team Checklist- Pro Football Talk
Gregg Rosenthal of Pro Football Talk writes about potential Jaguars free agent targets and what they'd like to improve heading into the 2011 season. He also suggests a possible Marcedes Lewis training camp holdout as the Pro Bowl tight end was given the franchise tag and would like to have a new deal.
Our take: Lewis is a franchise tight end and he should be their first order of business.
Special Players on Special Teams- Jaguars.com
Jaguars.com senior writer John Oesher speaks about the talent that Jacksonville has on special teams and how Gene Smith believes that his team should win the special teams phase every week.
Our take: The Jaguars special teams was as good as any in the league last year, but despite every game beginning with a special teams play, that particular unit doesn't play 33 percent of the snaps and the team must get better on offense and defense.
Free Agent Linebackers- Big Cat Country.com
Alfie Crow takes a look at some linebackers who should be available in free agency as the Jaguars will likely use their resources to improve the position.
Our take: Safety should be the top priority for the Jags as their safety play was as bad as any team's in the history of football in 2010. Linebacker would be the next spot that the defense must improve.
Russell Allen is Helping All Over the World
Find out how Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen is helping the less fortunate all over the world.
Our take: Great guy who will have a legitimate chance to start this year.
MJD the NFL's 30th best player?
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was ranked as the league's 30th best player by the NFL Network. Big Cat Country's Adam Stites gives his thoughts on the snubbing, or ranking.
Our take: If there's 29 better football players than Maurice Jones-Drew I'd love to have them on my team. MJD single-handedly kept the team in playoff contention last season while playing on a bum knee and he's a top-three running back in this league.
Charlie Bernstein is the host of "The Sports Crunch" on the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network (national), and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering multiple teams in the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie