Free Agency

Playing the Role of Dave Caldwell: Tuning the Jags Defense.

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(Image from Jacksonville.com)

By: James Johnson

Alright so you guys seen part 1 of this series so there isn’t much to explain. As promised, here is a follow up of my last article as we now will look at the defensive side of the ball. That said, lets simply hop into it by starting with those on the Jags defensive roster who will be free agents.

Jaguars defensive free agents.

Name Position Age Type of FA
 
Brandon Deaderick DT 26 UFA
Kyle Love DT 27 UFA
Will Blackmon CB 29 UFA

As I did before, I’ll start with the teams’ free agents on this side of the ball. Fortunately for the Jags they don’t have many free agents on this side of the ball and none of them are true starters, though Blackmon started in the place of Dwayne Gratz when he was lost to injury. In his time as a starter Blackmon played very well, and, of the 3 defensive free agents above, he is the one the Jags really need to retain. All signs point to that happening on a 1 year deal according to insiders such as Ryan O’Holloran and John Oehser. Blackmon recently appeared on an episode of Jaguars live which to me points to him signing with the team. His return would be one well worth it as Byron Maxwell of the Seattle Seahawks proved that it’s good to have another starting caliber corner on the roster just in case you lose one late in the season.

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Playing the Role of Dave Caldwell. Tuning the Jags Offense.

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By: James Johnson

With free agency coming up next month and the draft in May, I decided to do something a little different for this next post and give my take on how I’d attempt to sure up the Jags if I were Dave Caldwell. I’ll also take into consideration some of the moves I think he’d make as well, not just what I’d do. But before I do that, I’ll start by saying that the Jags simply have too many needs on both sides of the ball, and for one to expect the Jaguars to fill all their needs in one season would be unrealistic. Also, keep in mind that the Jags are loaded cap wise, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should go all Donald Trump to spend it. That said, a key thing to remember is that even if they wanted to go on a spending spree, to me this class isn’t exactly the strongest to do that. Now for this post I’ll be breaking it down into two parts. Today’s post will be on the offensive side of the ball.  I’ll start by stating the areas of need which are as followed below. 

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Potential Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agency Targets and Offseason Moves.

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(Image by Don McPeak, USA TODAY )
(Image by Don McPeak, USA TODAY )

By: Zach Hochrein (@Zeusthegreates3)

Here is the latest from our newest contributor Zach Hochrien as he takes a look at a couple players he thinks the Jaguars will look to sign in free agency. Seems to me the message here in Zach’s post is to follow the trend of last years signings and aim for those willing to take “prove-it” type of deals. However, on the other hand I feel the Jags may look to add a big name or two if possible (which I’ll do a post on in the future to contrast.) That, said here is a look at how Zach would run things if he were in the drivers seat, enjoy!

There is no secret the Jags need help all over the field and will look to draft at multiple important positions on the field. Those positions could likely include additions at QB, OL, RB, TE, WR, and LEO in my opinion, with high value and talent to be found in the 2014 Draft. That said, the draft won’t be the only way the Jaguars will look to fill needs as this team still will need to find a few starters, and fill some holes depth wise as well. Similar to last year, I believe personally that the Jags will look to free agency for good value and for players willing to sign “prove it” type deals. Below is a list of free agents that I feel could fit the criteria of what the Jags may look to add in free agency.

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