Offseason Analysis: Jacksonville Jaguars

Feb 16, 2009

The Jags are coming off one of the most disappointing seasons in the NFL.  They, along with the Cleveland Browns, were the chic pick to get to at least the AFC title game.  Yet they finished at 5-11.

For starters the Jaguars need improved health next year, especially on their Offensive Line.  Their Left Tackle Khalif Barnes is an Unrestricted Free Agent.  He played poorly last year, and won’t likely return.  There is a good chance Charles Spencer takes over.  Center Brad Meester is also an UFA, but he may be in their plans.  Assuming Fred Taylor gives them a hometown discount, he’ll be back to compliment Maurice Jones-Drew.  I’d like to see them work another RB in the mix so he’s ready when Taylor does call it quits.  Reggie Williams took a major step back and he’s a UFA.  I could see the team going in a different direction.  Matt Jones played through the distraction of his suspension and put up solid numbers.  He could be a nice value pick next year.  TE Marcedes Lewis showed promise.  Jerry Porter is likely to be shown the door.

There aren’t too many FAs on Defense for Jacksonville.  Mike Peterson led the team in tackles, but was a major distraction.  He won’t be back.  The Jags need to get some pressure on the QB.  They were tied for 20th last year with just 29 Sacks.  Reggie Hayward’s 4.5 were good for the team lead.  Not only that, but they had the second fewest turnovers (17) in the league.  Clearly their biggest needs lie on Defense.

**Update:  Fred Taylor was cut**

KFFL Free Agent Tracker:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
         
RB Alvin Pearman Re-signed Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars
WR Reggie Williams UFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
TE Charles Davis Re-signed Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars
OG Charles Spencer Re-signed Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars
OT Khalif Barnes UFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
OT Richard Collier RFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
C Brad Meester UFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
C Joe Zelenka UFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
DL Tony McDaniel RFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
LB Brian Iwuh RFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
LB Mike Peterson UFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
CB Scott Starks UFA Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent
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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 16th, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    money breakdown! i like Garrard, he’s under-rated

  2. LestersLegends
    February 16th, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    I like Garrard too.

  3. CK0712
    February 16th, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    they just released Taylor…….

  4. Crazy Canton Cuts
    February 16th, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    they need blockers bad

    or Mo won’t last long

  5. LestersLegends
    February 16th, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    wow CK. Maybe they’ll bring him back on the cheap
    CCC – no doubt.

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