JACKSONVILLE – Let’s get down to business…
Diego from Southern Tierra del Fuego
Please explain to Diego why the Jaguars have a quarterback coach and a passing game coordinator and an offense coordinator. Sounds like too many cooks in the kitchen. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence needs all the help he can get, but this seems like a little too much. Also, quarterback Mark Brunell should be #2 on your list. Do you honestly think Steve Beuerlein could have achieved what he did for the team? Without Brunell, Jimmy Smith and Fred Taylor would probably never have achieved their place in Jaguar history.
The Jaguars have a quarterbacks coach because a quarterbacks coach focuses on fundamentals like footwork, arm positioning, etc., in addition to game planning. They also have a quarterbacks coach because an offensive coordinator coaches the entire offense — with a strong focus on game planning — not just the quarterbacks. They have a passing game coordinator because passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter — like offensive coordinator Press Taylor and quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy — is a capable coach who can help Lawrence. Adding to your cook-in-the-kitchen theory: Head coach Doug Pederson is also a former NFL offensive coordinator, and he’ll be naming the games. That means four quarterback-centric coaches with NFL play-calling experience will work around and with Lawrence in 2022. Is this a problem? Maybe it could be if the four don’t agree on how to develop Lawrence. Maybe it could be if Pederson wasn’t in control of the situation. Maybe it could be if Pederson doesn’t have extensive experience. There’s no reason to think these issues will be a problem. With quarterback Mark Brunell on my list of all-time Jaguars, perhaps not unexpectedly, this topic has become a little overdone. I believe he’s one of many players who could be considered for the No. 5 spot behind left tackle Tony Boselli, running back Fred Taylor, wide receiver Jimmy Smith, and running back Maurice Jones-Drew. This is not an insult and not a false statement. It is what it is and I haven’t heard any convincing arguments that would lead me to believe it’s wrong.
My favorite jag is cornerback Aaron Beasley from my alma mater, West Virginia. He had some amazing plays starting at cornerback. Did you cover for him while he was playing? Any thoughts or memories of him?
I accompanied Beasley with the Jaguars for the first five seasons of his NFL career, 1996-2000. He was indeed a good – and popular – player on some good and popular teams. I don’t have any great stories about Beasley. He was fun to cover and I remember him as a good guy in the dressing room. Overall a class action.
Could we change the name of the kill zone to fred zone? Less negative connotations with the whole death thing.
You forgot 2005. We went 12-4 and from a record standpoint it was our second-best season in franchise history. Life as a Jags fan is not easy.
You are referencing a recent O-Zone response in which I noted that the Jaguars have had three successful seasons since 1999. I listed 2004, 2007 and 2017 – and you are right that I mixed up 2004 and 2005. The point is still the same: that the Jaguars have only had three successful seasons in more than two decades. That’s not nearly good enough. Apparently.
Well, KOAF…it’s here, isn’t it? The dreaded death zone.
I’m ALMOST speechless when I read a comparison between Dante Fowler Jr. and K’Lavon Chaisson. We wish Chaisson was anywhere near as prolific. Fowler wasn’t a good pick, Chaisson is a dumpster fire of a first-round pick.
Fowler, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, in about two and a half years on the field has actually been more of a case of a player not fulfilling his draft potential than a “dumpster fire.” Chaisson, the No. 20 pick overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, has done little in two seasons. He had some difficult circumstances with two head coaches and two defensive coordinators. Jaguar’s trainers are hoping he can make his contribution and gain a foothold this season. He has a chance to add real depth to the linebacker position. Stay tuned.
If I had a time machine, one of the things I would bring to today’s NFL is young Dan Marino, because I think he would throw indefinitely if he played with today’s rules. I would also take Tom Brady to the 70’s/early 80’s to see how well he played when defense could destroy the quarterback. I don’t think he would fare as well as he does today. What do you think? Would Marino rule today’s league and would Brady look more human in yesterday’s NFL?
Pretty much all current and newer quarterbacks would look more human if they played in the 1960s, 1970s and even the 1980s and 1990s. The rules were so dramatically different back then that comparing quarterbacks across eras is all but pointless. Marino would no doubt be putting up astronomical stats in today’s game and most likely would have more touchdowns, completions and yards than any other quarterback ever. He certainly would have had better stats – and he already has phenomenal stats. How would Brady fare? Statistically, he almost certainly wouldn’t be doing as well in the 1970s as he has over the past 20 years. Would he win that many Super Bowls? Who knows what team he would have been on? So that part of the question is impossible.
Monday is July 4th, a national holiday. We will celebrate our nation’s independence and I will hate you. This has nothing to do with the date. It will only be because of you.
The Jaguars’ 2022 training camp begins July 24.
Cole from Sandlots of Mandarin
Have you ever played paintball? If so, did you enjoy it and are the rumors true that J.P. Shadrick plays often and can usually be a pretty formidable opponent, employing his strategy of crawling through dense brush to make “sniper hides”, much to the pain and misfortune of other players?
I don’t remember playing paintball, but I do remember playing laser tag with Chris “Stealth” McFall, Will “Little Willie” Loving, and Mike “Does He Owe Me Money?” Gordon in our Baymeadows apartment in the late 1980s. I was the worst of them all. I can’t speak to Shadrick’s paintball skills. But it stands to reason that he would be among the best. His sole paintball supervisor is longtime Florida Times-Union sports columnist and Northeast Florida sports columnist Eugene P. “Gene” Frenette. But something like that goes without saying.
While your point about quarterbacks and Super Bowls is well made, it should be noted that your two best examples have played poorly in almost every Super Bowl they’ve played in. John Elway had a 59 passer rating with three touchdowns and eight interceptions. while Jim Kelly had a 56 rating with two touchdowns and 11 interceptions. All of this is way below their career numbers, and they also played statistically worse than other quarterbacks who played against the same teams in the same postseasons. Kelly has thrown a touchdown pass in only one of the four Super Bowls he has played in. My final point is that it doesn’t seem fair to say that all of Elway and Kelly’s seven Super Bowl teams were significantly worse than their opponent. The Bills dominated on both sides of the ball, and after watching those games, Kelly in particular hasn’t been good in any of the Super Bowls. Neil O’Donnell played as well or better against the same Cowboys team, and he’s FAR from a HOFer.
Do most of your readers even know what an album is? Are you still into records or “vinyl” as the kids call it?
I assume that most readers can identify an “album”. I doubt many have played one, and I suspect a select few younger readers will ever bother. As for me…yes, I’m into records. I tend to keep far too many belongings and have carted many useful items to several homes in Jacksonville and Indianapolis over the past three decades. On the plus side, my wife and I had four boxes of albums from the 1970’s and 1980’s. After storing these for almost three decades and moving them countless times, we went back to “vinyl” a few years ago. I’m now playing the same copy of My Aim is True and Road to Ruin that my brother gave me for Christmas in 1978. I think that makes me cool. Or retro. Or something like that. At least I tell myself it’s cool. That is something.
What level is ozone toxic?
Very Unhealthy (201-300) The following groups of people should avoid all outdoor exertion: People with lung conditions such as asthma • Children and older adults • People who are active outdoors • Everyone else should limit outdoor exertion. This may interest you : Jaguars sign pawfensive lineman Maurice Bones-Drew to 2022 roster.
What concentration of ozone is harmful? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that indoor medical equipment produce ozone emissions of no more than 0.05 ppm. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers not to be exposed to an average concentration of more than 0.10 ppm for 8 hours.
Is ozone toxic at ground level?
Breathing ground-level ozone can trigger a variety of health problems, including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation and constipation. It can worsen bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. This may interest you : Photo Gallery: Calaveras Cheerleading Practice (8/15/22) | Gallery | calaverasenterprise.com. Ozone can also impair lung function and inflame the lining of the lungs. Repeated exposure can permanently scar lung tissue.
How can you tell if you are being affected by ozone?
People exposed to elevated ozone levels can experience a variety of symptoms. The most common symptom is irritation in the eyes, nose and throat. Read also : The Jacksonville Jaguars and Gallagher announce a multi-year partnership. Some people may also experience respiratory or cardiac symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and wheezing.
What are the side effects of too much ozone? What are some of the health effects of ozone exposure? Adults and children who breathe high levels of ozone for short periods (minutes or hours) may experience eye, nose and throat irritation, shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing. Breathing in high levels of ozone can make asthma symptoms worse.
What do you do if you inhale ozone?
If someone is overwhelmed by ozone inhalation, the following precautions should be taken: (a) Remove the person to a warm, uncontaminated atmosphere and loosen tight clothing around the neck and waist. (b) Keep the person quiet.