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Jaguars might take a QB

Posted on: March 9, 2009 2:34 pm
Edited on: March 9, 2009 6:34 pm
 


By signing veteran tackle Tra Thomas Monday to a three-year deal, the Jacksonville Jaguars have filled a huge hole on the left side of their line. But theyve done something even more important.

They've given themselves a chance to get a franchise passer.

As long as there was a huge hole at left tackle, the Jaguars had to focus on that spot in the draft, maybe even with the eighth pick in the first round.

But with Thomas signed, the Jaguars might now be able to land the franchise passer that I think they need. If Matt Stafford or Marck Sanchez is there when they pick with the eighth pick and one of those players is ranked high on their board, it wouldn't be a shock to see the team take a quarterback.

David Garrard is 31 and didn't play well last season. With the team clearly in rebuilding mode, I would think that taking a quarterback would be a high priority.

Cleo Lemon, the backup, isn't the answer.

The ultimate prize would be to see Stafford fall to them at No. 8. They get a local kid -- hey, Georgia plays in Jacksonville every year -- and they'd get a player with rocket, someone they can build around.

Thomas fits a need. But it also might be a signing that helps the Jaguars in the long run at quarterback.

 

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Tra Thomas
 
Comments

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2009 5:40 pm
 

Jaguars might take a QB

Jeffehman:

Polian does a lot of these kinds of odd meetings with players you wouldn't think they'd be interested in.  Not sure why, but it seems to happen every year.  That being said, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Colts snag a QB at some point.  It has seemed clear for some time now that Sorgi can't get it done if the need arises, and Peyton isn't getting younger.  It wouldn't hurt for them to get someone in who can be a competent backup for a few years, and hopefully develop into a good starter down the road (which, quite honestly, is the kind of QB's available this year for the most part).

Of course, it'd do them a lot more immediate good to take a run-stuffing DT, but I guess it'll depend what's available when it gets down to them.




Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: March 10, 2009 6:14 pm
 

Jaguars might take a QB

 

Prisco wrote this article just so idiots like us would click on it.  Didn't Jacksonville just pay Garrard decent money after his breakout season two years ago?  Their obvious need is wideout and has been since i can remember.  Although the Lions have proved to us that no matter how implausible a draft choice may seem to be they will further ruin their franchise by taking the player.  Jacksonville has taken plenty of wideouts in recent years that haven't panned out.  I don't know who specifically they should take, but I do know a quaterback isn't the answer.  How is 31 old for a quaterback Prisco?  Do I actually need to list all the sucessful quaterbacks in the league about that age or older?  I'm sorry.  I feel bad, but you are terrible.  I wish I had realized you wrote this article before I accidentally clicked on it.  What a shame........... thats totally correct y friend.. whatcha gonna do?




Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: March 10, 2009 10:44 am
 

Jaguars might take a QB

Prisco is an idiot

I live in Jacksonville and listen to him on the radio (though I switch after a few minutes).  All he does is berate the Jaguars for their decision to cut Leftwich and go with Garrard.  I have no idea why is so infatuated with Leftwich (none of the 32 teams in the NFL are), but he won't let it go.  Garrard could go out and have an MVP year next year and he would still say they made a bad decision at QB.  I've totally lost all respect for Prisco and try not to even click on his articles. 




Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: March 10, 2009 10:06 am
 

Goodbye MJ

Even though I thought the Jaguars should have released Matt after his summer snort fest, they gave him another chance.  Matt has got to be released now especially with the team preaching charecter.  Now, if they do release Jones, they have to take a WR in the first without a doubt.

As I said in my earlier post, QB is not a dire need.  With the signing on TT, now they have patched up the OL.  They could increase their depth on the OL but you don't need to spend a first on it.  Crabtree won't be there.  If someone above the Jags don't take him, someone under him will trade up for him.  Maclin is projected on many mock draft boards to go anywhere from a 5th to 12th pick. Harvin is seen being projected anywhere from 12th to 3oth.  Harvin is a spectacular player and could really help with ticket sales in Jax as he is a Florida Gator.  However, his durability is a huge question mark. Other guys that are being projected as 1st round picks include Darrius Heyward-Bey from Maryland & Hakeem Nicks from North Carolina.  Their stock continues to rise.   Take an OL in the 2nd or 3rd.  I wouldn't be surprised is they pick up at least 2 WRs in this year's draft.  I don't see the Jags signing any big time FA WR this years after their experience with Porter.  Time will tell.




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2009 7:28 am
 

Jaguars might take a WR

I have to revert back a second on the Jags MIGHT take a WR and change that to the JAGS WILL take a WR. SO much for the maybe Cocaine boy (Matt Jones) cleaned up his act he must have been on the Coke still and now is in trouble again! So now you dont have the failure Williams and now will definately be with out Matt Jones so unless the Jags make some pre-draft trades to pick up Harrison or here is a probably quick band-aid offer a trade of some kind to acquire Holt and Pace and still some how keep their first round pick they will definately take a WR in Jeremy Macklin or Crabtree whoever is there when it is there turn (Probably Macklin) because the Raiders will take Crabtree.

 




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2009 5:36 am
 

Jaguars might take a QB

I agree with the people saying Garrards poor season wasn't entirely on him. Within the first week or two, didn't both starting guards wind up on IR? That instantly hurts the Jags focal point, the running game and when that struggles, the play-action certainly isn't going to work. So basically, with Khalif Barnes playing terrible, no pocket to step up into the majority of the time due to injured guards, Garrard had no legitimate shot at success. Oh, and their recievers were certainly not the greatest.

I see David Garrard bouncing back nicely and quieting the critics.

 

 




Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2009 2:04 am
 

Jaguars might take a QB

I agree that lemon isnt the answer and garrard had a fluke year when he only threw 3 interceptions.  I know the Jags need a QB but i dont think we should do that this draft.  I feel we should hope for malcolm jenkins to fall to 8 so we can get another CB to play alongside Rashean because thats been our greatest weakness for the longest time.  If jenkins is off the board, I think we should go WR.  We've lacked a deep threat receiver and a true #1 receiver...a guy like maclin would fill that void.  I feel we should wait a year for mccoy, bradford and tebow to come out so we have more of a choice.  I still think we could look o-line at 8 because thomas is a stopgap, hes not going to be there long and when hes gone, we're gonna wish we had him mentoring someone to take his place.  If somehow stafford does fall to us, i think the jags and wayne weaver with his BPA (best player available) mentality will take stafford but i think we can hold off a year for that but regardless of who we get, i trust the jags to draft someone who will make an immediate impact. 




Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2009 11:10 pm
 

Jaguars might take a QB

 point taken. They should trade down. There is not a qb in this class that will help them.




Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2009 10:06 pm
 

Colts might take a QB

 Why are the Colts meeting with Matt Sanchez this week?  Did they forget that they had one of the elite level QB's in history on their roster?  Or did Peyton let the Colts know that he may only have 3 years left before he retires healthy?  Maybe Peyton's inability to work with management has run its course...the facts are the facts.  Sanchez and the Colts brass have been meeting.  Interesting that Prisco isn't all over this.




Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2009 9:43 pm
 

Jaguars might take a QB

you dont draft a right tackle with the 8th pick

lets go ahead and draft a punter with our second round choice as well



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