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"EVEN AFTER spring minicamps, Jaguars.com didn't show a depth chart. It just said, Check back. That tells you something right there. This team is in flux.
Maurice Jones-Drew is the guy who makes the Jags go. He's an every-down back who's going to run it even if defenses put nine guys in the box. I hate to say this because I really like the guy, but I don't think he'll be as productive this season. After 343 carries last year he's going to wear down. He doesn't have a complementary backup to take some of the load. The Energizer bunny is getting tired.
Until the Jags get a quarterback, this offense is going to struggle. The coaches will give Blaine Gabbert every opportunity to beat out Chad Henne, but neither of them has performed well. Gabbert will be better in his second year, but not by much because he doesn't have much by way of receivers. If Gabbert falters, you'll see Henne.
The poor quarterback play last year hurt Marcedes Lewis—he had no receiving touchdowns. Before last season he was a guy who scared us to death because line-backers had trouble matching up with him. If I was the coach in Jacksonville, I would use Lewis more.
Rookie receiver Justin Blackmon is a great addition. I think he starts right away.... Taking any other Jags receiver, whether it be the free agent from Dallas, Laurent Robinson or the undersized Mike Thomas, is not smart."
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