The Jaguars passed on the following players when available...
McNabb has been available for at least the last 3-4 years...and not once did the Jaguars show any interest in him, ye sure he's a bit older now, but actually still keeps pretty fit.
It's the Jaguars blatant disregard for good veteran players, QB's is why they're in the position they're in of always loosing.
2. Michael Vick...
I still remember the Jags front office holding their nose up to Vick, after he got out of Prison and was available to play in the NFL....but yet Philly took a chance on him and he's turned out ok...has least kept his team in the running all these years... But Jags front office being so egocentric, always shy away from players that will get more attention than them...and that's why they loose...next...
3. Tim Tebow...
Heck after lasts years 2-14 season, and yesterdays 28-2 lost to Kansas, who are any of the coaches of the Jags to laugh at or scoff at the idea of Tebow coming to town?
The arrogance of the hiring staff, coaches, on the jags prevents them from realizing dynamic players with dynamic personalities, and pizzaz, win games, cause they help inspire others, and elevate excitement, help generate 'buzz'...
You need super star players on your team in order to do that..
If I know this, than why don't the coaches of the Jags? Who after doing all that shuffling over the last year, still lost their season opener to Kansas at 28-2.
More players the jags could of had, to follow, but instead would rather bring on no name high school football players that no one has ever heard of before, and then wonder why they went 2-14 last year and are prepped to do the same this year.
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2014 17:54:59 GMT -5 by X factor
The Jaguars are no good cause the mentality of this organization has always been to hire staff who outshine the players instead of the other way around.
Only thing is, staff isn't on the field running plays...
What the Jaguars owner/staff needs to realize is dynamic personalities, other players with spunk, are what other players feed off of.
Like a gang type mentality.
You put a few veteran super stars on that team, and the other players will want to play for them, not let them down.
But staff is to dense to realize that. It's how it works on the streets, and military and other platforms.
Players play for players, not so much staff.
And right now the players on the Jaguars need a dynamic player or veteran players to play hard for through the dynamic of 'high expectations'...not wanting to let your commrads down.
But the Jaguars philosophy is just the opposite...
Jaguar philosophy: 'Oh lets bring in no name players that no one has ever heard of, players with bland, flat personalities, players that have good fundamental skills, like Tim Duncan (NBA) but no 'spirit' at all what so ever.
And instead lets put all the spot light on the coaches and staff...ye, we'll hire coaches and staff with personality, but hire football players with none...no juice, not TO's...no Tim Tebow's, no McNabbs, no Vicks.
Just generic players who obey our orders so that if, when, we win...us coaches and staff can get all the credit'
Sorry but it just don't work that way!
If you want to win than you darn well better hire, bring in, some football players, rebellious or not, with some dmn spunk and life to them...
The Boz...ye baby!! (I'm sure the Jags would of passed on him to, while in his prime)
If you want to change your team around Jags, hire me, and I'll bring in the type of players that will put the Jags on top again...ya hear me...
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2014 9:46:04 GMT -5 by X factor
The Jags are dumb if they think they can build a team from 1st round draft picks...if anything they will simply destroy the careers of good college football players by bringing them to such a poorly managed team.
Hire Veterans with personality and spunk...that's how you turn a team around Jags...
Bland, no personality players don't inspire each other.
Yet one Ray Lewis type on that team, would ignite fire and passion.
But the Jags, after Tom C, seem to avoid Ray Lewis types, or any other players with big personalities that might out shine the egotistical coaches and GM...what a shame...and you see the results of that week after week with no passion play on the field...when will they ever learn...players build teams, make a difference on the field, in locker room, not staff...wake up Jags...
Last Edit: Oct 1, 2013 20:51:16 GMT -5 by X factor
Jaguars think they can fix what ails them (0-7) through the NFL draft....
And I'm here to say 'No they can't'...
It's not the players, it's the staff, the coaching mentality, GM mentality, that ails that team, not so much lack of talent.
It's their refusal to ever trade, hire, bring onto the team, any proven NFL players...is why they stink right now.
No one player, draft or not, can turn a team around that's being poorly coached, has GM that won't soround QB with 'smart' veteran players who know how to get open, who know the rhythm of other teams, and players.
What needs to be over hauled, is not so much the players, as it is the philosophy of how NFL teams win in the league.
Every winning team, whether military or athletic, or social, or business, always has a good mix of old, or veteran, middle, and new...you need those three elements.
Jaguars think they can just start off with a whole team made of babies, and raise them to win.
Look at the results...0-7...you cannot do that.
These coaches and staff gotta realize players play harder for other players, whom they don't want to let down on the field, and have to face in the locker room.
I can tell none of the staff or coaches are from the 'streets'...and have no idea how certain dynamics play out with men or males.
They are clueless...and instead think they can win games with X's and O's chalk board smarts...
First you need players skillful enough to carry out the x's and o's plays...multi players...not just one.
And like with any club...younger players need to be around established older vets, to build confidence...and show them how it's done.
Only so much can be learned from chalk board, or from non player staff. Players are inspired to play harder and smarter by other players...and until the jags realize that, nothing will change.
Until they realize fans come to see players play, come to see dynamic personalities, not sideline staff, nothing will change.
Jacksonville can't win, can't build a decent team, cause they run the team like a 1950's top heavy corporation.
Where all the executives want the credit, for if and when the team wins... To them, like CEO's...the players shouldn't even have personalities, but should just be quiet, obedient learners, who do whatever they say.
And look at the results...0-7.
Already looking ahead to draft...to bring another person into the train wreck...without realizing management philosophy also needs a over haul.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2013 13:45:13 GMT -5 by X factor
This is what sickens long time Jaguars fans, this idea that you can win with mediocre talent, year after year after year, while constantly passing on blockbuster players with block buster talent and personalities.
Instead lets sign, keep on team quarterbacks that are less than average, loose, and make fans yawn.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are basically telling fans this...
Ladies and Gentlemen step right up and enjoy yet another below 500 season, step right up and watch mediocre players, QB's perform at a sub par level, all for your viewing enjoyment.
This signing Chad Henne to 2 more years sickens me deeply, and is a slap in the face to fans who wait, have waited, for years for a turn around, it's a slap in the face to the patient fans of Jacksonville...
A big fat slap in the face to long time, long term patient Jaguar fans...
If I were coach of the Jaguars, Both Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert would of been fired 5 years ago...
Straight up, both of them QBs would have been fired by me 5 years ago, and by now the Jags would be playing in championship games.
It's a sickness where management wants to stand out more than the players, and want the credit for building good generic team to go to them, and not dynamic players...
Jags do it again and slap loyal fans in face by re-signing Chad Henne....
Last Edit: Oct 28, 2014 0:18:42 GMT -5 by X factor
In typical Jaguar fashion, they love picking, finding, generic players to play for them.
They're not nessisarily bad players, they're just very 'generic'...bland, and do not create a 'buzz' for the city.
Even with whole new coaching staff, owner, image, even logo, the Jags still are determined to be a 'generic' team, and continue to draft X's and O's type generic players with no personalities, which means in the locker room there is no stand out leader.
Once again kind of a slap in the face to their fans who have stood in for so long.
It's as if more hype is being put in the stadium, than the players. I feel sorry for Jag fans at times.
But maybe Bortles will earn them more wins than losses. And that'll be the only way for him to stand out is to win, if not, he'll go down as yet another generic football player of the Jags.
Once again, Jacksonville Jaguars football team gets body slammed by opponent
Why?...cause they 'Know it all'.
And they, including Shahid Khan, know it all, don't need outside help or suggestions from people who know how to win, so hey 'Let's keep on following losing ways and methods, and maybe one day we'll get it right'.
And instead on Monday, we can tune into 1010XL...1010XL am sports talk, and listen to Pete C, and Tony talk their usual generic, dry, dull analyst of Sundays game, with no new fresh ideas or content...
Sad thing is, if Jags want to win, all they gotta do is listen to myself and others, simply implement what has been written in above posts...bring in some nationally recognized talent, larger than life egos ect, and you'll win...starting with Michael Sam...
3 Sacks in pre season, number 1 defensive player in SEC college league, but what do Jags do?, in typical fashion they turn blindly away from Sam, and from Manziel and instead draft generic players whom no one has ever heard of, with no personalities or drive!!
And the Shahid Khan wonders why his team continues to get blown away week after week while paying general manager Dave Caldwell millions to loose, when I could do a better job at general manager for free, or fraction of the price.
The Jags totally prove that just cause people are payed high salaries, don't mean they're any more talented or skilled at what they do than others not given that same chance.
Continue to lock me out Jags, the Zone, the truth here, and Myself and others will continue to sit back and watch the team get body slammed week after week after week until team moves.
(Also, Gus needs to personally apologize to Tim Tebow and 'God' if he plans on ever winning in this city)...(laugh if you want, but Gus Bradly dissed Tim Tebow and 'God' by saying he'd never give Tebow a chance, his first year as head coach, now look at the man and his record, worse in NFL history!)
You want to win games?, then start by signing Michael Sam to team as defensive player who is agile and hungry enough to get to QB's and sack them....if not continue enjoying your losing ways and getting body slambed week after week by opponents.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2014 7:19:14 GMT -5 by X factor
Sorry I'm late, team wasn't worth commenting on until they at least won 3 games, and todays win makes it 3 games. Hey Gus, Jaguars, fire the kicker who missed the field goal or it will come back to bite you big time.
Fire the guy, fire the kicker, he had no excuse, reason at all to miss that earlier field goal against the Ravens, his attitude was totally to cavalier.
I'm telling you, you need to fire this guy now or it will come back to bite you big time in future games.
The Jags are not a charity squad, and what separate's other consistently great teams from the Jags is it's all business.
Fire the bum!
If he had missed that field goal, not to mention the ones in previous games, and played for the Patriots, he'd be long gone by now, bagging groceries.
So you won 3 games, so what, that means nothing, but if you want to win more bench or fire kicker for missing easy field goals today and in past games, if you don't, it will come back to bite you in a big way, seeing most of the Jags games come down to last minute, running out of time 1-7 point games.
Don't let this kicker be the reason you loose 5 more close games this season.