If You Can't Make the Secondary Better, Strengthen the LB's
After reportedly being in the Eric Weddle sweepstakes to the bitter end, the Jaguars served only as leverage for the now highest paid safety in NFL history. All is not lost as Jacksonville is pursuing Baltimore Ravens free agent strong safety Dawan Landry, and if Landry can't be had then Michael Huff may very well be a viable target.
While Jacksonville is waiting for word from their second safety choice, they are aggressively pursuing Indianapolis Colts free agent linebacker Clint Session, according to the Florida Times-Union. Session would serve as addition by subtraction, as he was the Colts best linebacker in 2009 before suffering an elbow injury that cost him 11 games in 2010.
A Jaguars linebacking corps of Daryl Smith, Paul Posluszny and Clint Session would be a significant upgrade over last year's unit of Smith, Kirk Morrison and Justin Durant.
MJD Stands Behind Garrard
On Maurice Jones-Drew's Sirius/XM radio show a few weeks ago, he openly questioned the Jaguars selection of first-round pick Blaine Gabbert. Jones-Drew talked about how Garrard could get the team where it needed to go and he didn't understand the pick.
Maurice backed off from questioning the front office on Wednesday, sort of.
"I was shocked, I mean we have David (Garrard), but that's the pick they wanted to go with and that's what they wanted to do so we're just going to run with it," Jones-Drew explained.
Jones-Drew went on to talk about his affinity for the Jaguars incumbent quarterback.
"As I've said before David's the quarterback. He's been here since I've been here. He's the only guy I know and he's the guy that's going to take us to the championship and that's who we're going to run with."
In the five seasons that Garrard has been the starter, the Jaguars have made just one playoff appearance (2007) and that was the only time the team has finished above .500. Contrary to Maurice's belief, there's no evidence that shows David Garrard being anything near a championship caliber signal caller on any level.
Perhaps Jones-Drew likes having Garrard under center because the Jaguars are so limited in the passing game that they are a run-heavy team which benefits the Pro Bowl back?
Blackouts Are a Real Possibility
In this Pro Football Talk blurb, the Jaguars warn their fans about the potential for numerous blackouts in 2011.
Jags Would Like to Test Drive a Carr
Scout.com NFL Expert Aaron Wilson has reported that the Jaguars have shown 'significant interest' in Ravens free agent cornerback Chris Carr. Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country has this write-up.
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