JACKSONVILLE – Let’s get to it…
Zone, you say you don’t care if Pederson canceled minicamp. You say this team is ready. So then… it’s playoffs or fall, right? Right?! That’s right!!!!
Sigh No, I didn’t say this team was going to the playoffs. I didn’t even say this team was “ready”. But in discussing Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson’s opting out of most veterans’ participation in “mandatory” three-day minicamp this week, I did note that Pederson has more than enough NFL head coaching experience to determine whether the team has accomplished what it needed perform in an off-season program. And indeed there is every reason to believe that the Jaguars have done just that. Offseason workouts are all about teaching, learning and preparing for training camp. The most important thing is for players – especially new and young players – to understand scheme, roles and expectations so they are ready when training camp opens. Time is especially important in that sense for a young team with a new coaching staff, so the last few weeks have been important for Pederson and many Jaguars players. And to hear Pederson tell it, Jaguars players treated it with such seriousness. The attendance was high. Pederson said the work was good. He seemed pleased. Pederson has been around the NFL for more than two and a half decades as a player and head coach. He was head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles for five seasons. The Eagles won a Super Bowl in one of those seasons. If he believes the Jaguars are ready for training camp, then maybe they are … ready for training camp. That doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to be a playoff team. I guess that’s probably a year away. But that doesn’t mean the team isn’t ready for training camp and it doesn’t mean the Jaguars haven’t maximized the offseason. It just doesn’t.
you caught me I’m like Michael Corleone in The Godfather; I almost get out, then they pull me back. Will it last longer than 4 or 5 games into the season?
I don’t know your basis for staying “in”. If it’s a team that’s undefeated four or five games into the season, you’re probably out. If it’s a team that’s about .500 at that point, my guess is it’s a coin toss. But if it’s a team that looks better, that has improved a quarterback, that looks like a pro team going in the right direction … yeah, after four or five games, I expect you’ll still be “in.” It’s true that I already thought that. This time it seems very possible. We will see.
Zone, for fans like me, nationally televised games is that once a year I see my team on TV. Watched my Jags live in AZ once. Any Jags fan who isn’t pumped for this upcoming season needn’t demand Duuuvall. OK. The Jacksonville Jaguars might not win the South this year. That doesn’t mean they won’t fight for it late in the year.
O – Since it’s a quarterback-centric league, let’s use quarterback matchups to determine wins/losses for 2022. We’re playing some elite quarterbacks this year, in my opinion 6 that I’m putting in the loss column: Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) , Russell Wilson (Denver Broncos), Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders), Patrick Mahomes II (Kansas City Chiefs), Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) and Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys). The remaining 11 quarterbacks are all good, but not elite. That list includes Carson Wentz (Washington Commanders), Matt Ryan (two, Indianapolis Colts), Jalen Hurt (Philadelphia Eagles), Davis Mills (two, Houston Texans), Daniel Jones (New York Giants), Jared Goff (Detroit Lions), Ryan Tannehill (two, Tennessee Titans). If we split these games, that gives us five or six wins. But, if 10 games gets you in the postseason, we have to win 10 of these 11 winnable games to make the playoffs. Is that asking too much?
I don’t know that Carr and Prescott are quite that elite, but I’m kind of kidding. Either way, yeah… I think it’s probably asking too much for the Jaguars to win 10 or 11 games in 2022 In your scenario, they’d have to be pretty close to perfect in the games you see as “winnable” to get to 10 or 11. victories. And Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has to be fast enough to be better enough than the quarterbacks you mentioned for the Jaguars to win all 11 of those games. I think he will be improved in 2022 compared to 2021. I think he will look like he is headed for elite status by the end of the season. But he will need weekly consistency to win all 11 games you reference. That kind of consistency is usually the domain of veterans. It’s a lot to ask of a second-year player – even one as talented with as much potential as Lawrence.
Didn’t the Jaguars have nearly 100 percent participation in the voluntary portion of OTAs? I don’t remember this happening very often before. So what’s the big deal about giving someone a day off when they volunteered to work when they didn’t have to?
The Jaguars actually have very good veteran participation in voluntary OTAs most recent offseasons. There were no OTAs due to COVID-19 in 2020, but attendance was high in 2018-2019. Attendance was also high in the 2021 offseason, though that may have been because speakers are great and players like them. Either way, a coach giving veterans a few days off is no big deal. I doubt it will be treated that long.
The question that needs to be answered is whether practicing in hot, polluted air is the right way to build anything. To think that somehow you have to expose yourself to that to gain strength, speed and stamina is silly. No one is used to playing in that crap. Work smarter, not harder! Go Jaguars!
There may be validity in your point. I’m not smart enough to know and I’m too lazy to find out. I do know that Jaguars trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and doctors work with coaches and front office people to ensure the right balance of conditioning and preparation. This is not a case of coaches standing on top of blocking sleds and yelling at players that water is for cowards. The Jaguars play and practice in Jacksonville. It’s Northeast Florida. It will be hot. They work hard – as smart as modern medical knowledge will allow.
Diego from the south of Tierra del Fuego
I have known Diego for more years than you have been alive and you, my friend, are not Diego. Diego is much funnier than you. Oh, Diego forgot to ask a question. Diego says he’s sorry.
Matthew from Townsville, Tropical Australia
Hi, Oh, more and more I find individual NFL stats an illusion. Example: what we expect from Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk. If he’s double-covered most of the season, and because of that has “only” about 800 total yards, many in the media would jump on that number and say he didn’t live up to the big contract. Ignoring that because he was double covered, all the other pass catchers found it easier to get open. So tight end Evan Engram and Marvin Jones also have each obtained 800; Zay Jones, Dan Arnold, Laviska Shenault and Travis Etienne have each gained 500, and everyone else has totaled 600. That’s 5,000 team yards, which with decent end zone work and a solid defense probably puts you in the playoffs. In that scenario, which doesn’t seem like a dreamland to me, I’d call Christian Kirk a huge success, and worth every cent of his contract (if anyone can be worth that much money).
Many NFL players are victims of this phenomenon. We live in a statistical, quick-judgment age and football – due to the interdependence of players on each other – is not always accurately judged by statistics. Your scenario is not a dreamland at all. It is very possible.
Who looked faster, more polished? The offense or the defense? On paper, I think the Jaguars linebackers will be the strength of this defense. Is there a way you can gauge that in OTAs and training camp? Did it look like there were four Telvin Smiths 2017 and Yannick Ngakouges flying around side to side?
The defense looked faster than the offense during Jaguars 2022 OTAs. The defense usually looks faster in non-padded work because it’s essentially non-contact – or very non-football contact – and blocking doesn’t really translate exactly into that environment. So … yes, the defense has looked fast in recent weeks. I won’t compare the defense to 2017 until training camp. That’s when practicing in pads begins. You can start getting a better reading then.
If the Jaguars have a losing record this year, it will surely be because the veteran players haven’t run around in their underwear for three days.
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