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  1. Indominous-X

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    After an up and down season, the Jaguars look to build on its victories and learn from the losses. The Jags feel like they have a young and upcoming team that can be competitive in the years to come. After finishing tied to the division winning Titans (losing tie breaker), the team might be right.

    Bright spots:

    -Blake Bortles - the new regime that took over the Jags last season were very vocal about the feelings of 2nd year QB Bortles. As the year progressed, so did he. He showed the team he can be the quarterback of the future. Will the Jags draft a QB? Only time will tell

    -Justin Blackmon- Blackmon returns to the team after a 1 year hiatus for being a dumbass. He will give Bortles...or whatever QB that starts next year a solid target

    Denard Robinson- He came out of college a QB but has solidified himself as a utility player in the same category as some other big name playmakers like Darren Sproles, Tavon Austin, Jamal Charles.

    Things to work on:

    -Running game was nonexistent throughout most the season. Was this due to a lack of offensive line, or bad running back core? Look for Jags to beef up line and continue search for franchise running back.

    -offensive weapons- the jags need to utilize all the weapons at their disposal. Look for the jags to start airing the ball out more often next season. Jags are switching to a pass first offense next season, unless they find a solid RB this offseason.

    Defense- the jags were only able to pressure the QB when they blitzed. They did NOT win any of the 1 on 1 match ups they needed to win to be a solid defensive front. Look for the jags to beef up D-Line
     
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  2. Craig

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    Good stuff, as for the lack of running game I am gonna say that it was operator error. ;)
     
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  3. Indominous-X

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    Agreed
     
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    JAGS MAKE BIG SPLASH IN OFF SEASON!!!

    The Jags almost made the playoffs last year with a lackluster roster, and they vowed to make some offseason moves. The Front office went to work right away and acquired QB Colin Kaepernick in a trade with the 49ers. They felt like they needed to go in another direction when it comes to the QB position. To make things worse for Bortles, the Jags drafted QB Case Cole out of the University of Missouri with the 15th pick in the second round. With these acquisitions , and with Cole being named as the new "FRANCHISE QB", look for the Jags to find a suitor.

    As far as free agency goes, few teams made the amount of key acquisitions that the Jags did. Last year, the Jags had little to no rushing attack. They immediately targeted 4 year veteran LT Riley Reiff, the 6'5" 313 lb out of Iowa. Reiff looks to make an immediate difference on the left side of that line with the rookie LG Wyatt Smith. Smith who is 6'5" and 336 lbs was selected with the 20th overall pick in the draft and will hop right into a starting role.

    One big point of emphasis was to become more of a well rounded offense. The Jags went after WR Rueben Randle formerly of the Giants, as well as his former teammate TE Larry Donnell. Both players look to hop into a highly talented core of receivers who can give the Jags a boost on offense. The receiving core was also strengthened by the return of Justin Blackmon, who has vowed to stop smoking weed.....for real this time. He pinky swore. The playmakers on offense now consist of: Hakeem Nicks, Justin Blackmon, Reuben Randle, Allen Robinson, Julius Thomas and Larry Donnell.

    Defense was another huge concern this offseason and that was evident when the Jags went after DT Tyrunn Walker, and CB's Sterling Moore and Marcus Burley. The Jags also strengthened the defensive backfield with the 15th pick in the draft CB Aevry Butler out of Texas A&M. At the young age of 21, Butler has the skills of a seasoned vet. He can play both man to man(84) and zone(85), and with his 96 speed...he feel like he can cover anyone. The biggest and most expensive acquisition was Tahir Whitehead the 91ovr LOLB.

    The main emphasis was to model themselves after teams like the Green Bay Packers who get guys young, and keep them. 35-40 on the Jags roster are under 27 years old. Look for the Jags to phase out older guys, and bring in young talent.

    Overall the Jags feel like the offseason was a huge success, and anything less than a Division title and playoff berth is and will be considered a failure.
     

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