Torry Holt should be a security blanket when things break down around Garrard, which shouldn't happen as often as it did last season when injuries stung the offensive line.
"I think the one thing that Torry has brought is a level of trust for David (Garrard) so he's aware that at third-and-7, he's going to run more than seven yards. I think that'll be a good thing for David," Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said.
An improved receiving corps, along with a healthy offensive line, could help Garrard return to his 2007 form and give the Jaguars a respected passing game in '09. Garrard's QB rating fell more than 20 points a year ago after he spent a lot of time running away from opposing linemen and waiting for his sub-par group of receivers to break away from their defender.
"If we're protecting our quarterback, we'll have an opportunity to look down the field," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. "If David has the time, I think you'll find he completes some of those balls."
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