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Hi John. Is it like we have a few weeks off for EJ Perry to sign him back? What changed the decision at that time?
The Jaguars signed quarterback E.J. Perry as a collegiate free agent shortly after the 2022 NFL Draft. He was coveted after the design, and the Jaguars gave him significant guaranteed money – reportedly $230,000 – to sign. They released him from training camp due to injury and signed Kyle Sloter because they needed three healthy quarterbacks for camp. They re-signed Perry this week because Perry is now healthy. “He was with us all spring,” Head Coach Doug Pederson said this week. “We had invested time in him. Kyle did a good job for us when he was here, but in E.J. we had a man that we were happy to take out of the service. He’s a sharp boy, a smart boy. He’s healthy and ready to go.” to go .”
I like the physicality of Jags exercises under Pederson. There is confidence in it. Pederson is the real deal, isn’t it. We’ve had pretenders here for far too long.
I like Pederson’s approach. He is a professional coach and all that entails. He seems to have the ability to understand and interact with players without being soft. Players seem to trust and believe his direction, and I think they will listen to him and continue to believe in that direction in adversity. That’s a big part of NFL head coaching and I expect Pederson to excel in that area.
If I remember correctly, Tony Boselli, the former Jaguar player, was picked up by the Houston Texans during their expansion draft, but he never played for them. If he had stayed healthy, do you think the Jags could have re-contracted him? I remember they were in big trouble around that time. It would have been difficult to watch Tony play for any other team, especially a division rival.
The Jaguars had major issues with the pay cap in the off-season of 2002. The Texans who took on much of Boselli’s contract—and its pay cap ramifications—allowed them to function financially for the next few seasons. Would the Jaguars have found a way to keep Boselli if he had been completely healthy? Different conditions produce different results. But it is doubtful. That was the seriousness of the Jaguars salary cap problems. And yes… Watching Boselli play for the Texans would have been weird for Jaguars fans.
Johnny O … I find you funny as in ha ha.
I was thinking today about the Jaguars ceiling this season if all goes well. Aside from quarterback, what do we most need to add to this current roster to raise that ceiling? Elite talent at d-line interior? Elite tight end or wide receiver?
You’re right that the Jaguars probably won’t be looking for a quarterback anytime soon, though quarterback Trevor Lawrence still has to prove himself as an elite. The reality is that the Jaguars don’t have many elite players. Brandon Scherff is elite on the right flank. Logan Cooke is a damn good gambler. They have a few players – Lawrence, outside linebackers Josh Allen and Travon Walker, inside linebacker Devin Lloyd among them – with the potential to become elite. But yeah… an elite interior defense line is something pretty much any NFL team could use. No team has enough. It’s not a flashy position, but if you’re weak, it’s nearly impossible to hide.
Playing out the contract-she-signed discussion, I would agree if the contracts were guaranteed like the other major sports. The teams can expel players at any time and constantly ask players to review their contracts. It has to go both ways.
I understand this thought to some extent, but I see things a little differently. No, most NFL contracts are not guaranteed, but NFL players are guaranteed money. It is the signing bonus they receive when they sign their contracts. After that, teams can delete players, but players keep the bonus money. It is the mechanics of the competition and players/agents understand what is guaranteed and what is not when the contracts are signed.
So zone. Your comment that the Jaguars have never had a franchise-level quarterback in their 28-season history made me wonder about Mark Brunell. How close did he come to your definition of a franchise quarterback?
Close to. Very close. You can’t write the history of the Jaguars without Brunell. He has a well-deserved spot in the Pride of the Jaguars and for four years he was the quarterback for the best teams in franchise history. Without his playing skills, the historic 1996 playoff run would never have happened. He was the best player on the field in the biggest win in franchise history: the win over the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Playoff game after the 1996 season. But he wasn’t an elite quarterback for a long time, so it’s tough to call him a “franchise-level” quarterback.
Hey, John! When it comes to talking about Fred Taylor in the Hall of Fame, most people point to his very high yards per carry and say it’s not fair to judge him on touchdowns because he wasn’t used much in goal-line situations with Stacey Mack and others who intervene. I don’t mean disrespect for Fred Taylor, but isn’t it fair to say that if he had more goal-line carriers, the odds his yards per carry wouldn’t be as exceptionally high as it is?
That’s fair, I think. I don’t pay much attention to such arguments. That’s because to me you’re either a Hall of Fame player or not. I covered Taylor for three seasons – 1998-2000. I’ve never treated a running back so consistently capable of routinely doing the spectacular as Taylor. I consider him a Hall of Famer. A few more or touchdowns or a tenth of a yard or two per carry less wouldn’t change that.
KOAFF, K’Lavon Chaisson seems to have matured physically this year. I had forgotten how young he is. Could this possibly make him better? What is his advantage this year? What is his future after he looks into your crystal ball, Wizard of O? I got the feeling from his young age, drive and development that he could be a long term player in the NFL. I wouldn’t like to give him up too soon.
Chaisson can definitely play a part in defending the Jaguars in 2022. I don’t expect that to be a frontline role due to the presence of outside linebackers Josh Allen and Travon Walker. I expect he will be a force in special teams, and I expect he would be positive if he played a bigger role in defence. I wouldn’t expect him to be a pass rusher as he seems to be using his athleticism better than as a pure pass rusher. That’s based on his first two seasons. Perhaps that will change this season.
Oh man, given what you’ve seen in camp so far, so you think Jaguar’s safety Andre Cisco could have a breakthrough year?
When we switch uniforms again, I vote we make the primary color navy, because this is a great navy city, and keep teal as a secondary to honor our once-great franchise of the late 90s. Then we could also have a legitimate throwback uniform, not a variation of the same uniform we wore for over 20 years until we started wearing what looks like practice uniforms in games. Tampa Bay changed color and was no longer the laughing stock of the league and won a Super Bowl. Chance? I doubt it. Tough to be tough with Creamsicle and pink plains. Teal isn’t that weak, but still pretty damn weak.
I don’t expect the Jaguars to adopt blue as the primary color, although I’ve long thought that would have been a good idea. I loved the “Creamsicle” uniforms of the Buccaneers.
Do you think this is the year K’Lavon Chaisson has to prove he’s one of the squatters?
Chaisson has to show that he deserves to be one of the top 53 players in the Jaguars. I doubt he will necessarily “have to meet design expectations” to be on the roster. Fans and observers too often want players to be released because they don’t live up to expectations. If a former first-round squad is just good, but not great, that’s disappointing. It’s not necessarily disappointing enough that the player still can’t help the team.
I have consumed and appreciated every bit of camp news and every video posted on Jaguars.com. I will say the Mosquitoes lead 32-4 at the press conference with only Coach Pederson seemingly invincible to their attacks.
What language is O-Zone speak?
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Is O-Zone Russian? O-Zone was a Moldovan Eurodance group active from 1999 to 2005. Originally in 1998 as a duo composed of Dan BÄ lan and Petru Jelihovschi before the latter’s departure, their official trio lineup in 1999 consisted of Dan BÄ lan, Radu Surbu and Arsenie TodiraÈ.
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What language does O-Zone sing in?
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