Plenty of Question Marks in Jacksonville

The excitement in Jacksonville is greater now then at any time in the franchises history according to sources. Tickets are selling at a pace better than the early years of the team, when they consistently made the playoffs under then coach Tom Coughlin...

...Can they sustain this momentum on the field or in the stands?

Sources have told us it is unlikely. The team has started off this hot in the past, only to cool down late in the season. Realistically sources feel the team will take just one small step from last season's successful campaign.

Two former first round receivers have made strides, though their are concerns.

The surprise 9th pick of the 2004 draft, Reggie Williams is starting to live up to expectations. Besides increasing his production, the big wide out has done the little things well, such as block downfield. The character issues and off-the-field concerns still worry Jacksonville brass, who feel Williams could implode at any time.

Matt Jones is progressing well but many in Jacksonville think he is nothing more than a possession receiver. What about his vaunted 4.4-speed which Jones showed at the '05 combine? He's yet to prove any ability to translate that onto the football field.

Khalif Barnes, taken in the second round of the '05 draft has played well. How well? Some in the organization are referring to Barnes as the best pick in franchise history.

The '06 draft class has been a bit disappointing, with a pair of late round selections leading the way.

The team feels they hit a home-run with Brent Hawkins and Dee Webb, selected in the fifth and seventh rounds respectively. Hawkins has been a terrific pass rush specialist while Webb, the teams nickel back, could become a starter if he ever learns to tackle.

The early picks have not lived up to expectations. First rounder Marcedes Lewis has been suffering with a high ankle sprain while the team is still looking for a spot for Maurice Drew, taken in round two.

Clint Ingram, who the team hoped would see significant action at linebacker, a need position, has looked "lost" thus far, according to sources.

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