If you are looking for a holiday gift for Jacksonville Jaguars fans in your lifetime, please consider cheering for the Chicago Bears this Sunday, as the Jaguars sit in the bird’s seat for the highest award-No. 1 in the 2021 draft The pick and the right to get Trevor Lawrence. I got in touch with friends from Big Cat Country to learn more about the reconstruction team. Ryan O’Bleness is also very friendly and can provide valuable insights.
Spoiler alert: Jaguars fans will cheer for the Bears this weekend.
Windy City Grill: So, Trevor Lawrence, right? How excited are Jaguar fans about Lawrence̵
Big Cat Country (Region): Jaguar fans are very excited. No one was surprised when Jacksonville was demolished by the Baltimore Ravens last week, but when the invincible New York Jets somehow defeated a tough Los Angeles Rams, almost everyone was shocked. The Jaguars became the first overall draft in the 2021 NFL Draft (even though the Jets and Jaguars have the same record, the Jaguars have the first-place tiebreaker due to weak schedules).
Trevor Lawrence of Clemson happened to be the Jaguar since Mark Brunell or at least David Garrard left Duval The quarterback who has been looking for. He is the kind of generational talent that almost every team covets, a privileged player. Is he a perfect prospect? No, no one can go bankrupt? Yes, but it is unlikely. Lawrence is considered to be the most complete quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck, and he is the reason why the team needs to reverse the terrible field products that Jaguar often produces. He will buzz and breathe life into a tortured but loyal and passionate fan base.
So yes, Jaguars fans have actually cheered for the losses of the past two weeks. I have never had a “tank” mentality. Of course, players and coaches are not busy, but for the time being, this is the best choice for the future sustainability of the Jacksonville team.
WCG: What is the future of Gardner Minshew in Jacksonville? Is he someone the Jaguars see as a substitute, or will he be transferred during the offseason? Minshew is the best chance for Jags to defeat the Bears, or to launch Mike Glennon in an “Ah, Uh” “revenge game”.
BCC: Interestingly, during the offseason, the Jaguars decided to cooperate with Gardner Minshew. He is a cheap sixth-round rookie contract and has a basic salary of $850,000 in 2021, so the Jaguars don’t need to cut him to save salary space-Jacksonville also has the most salary space in the NFL, so in This aspect should not be worried. However, it is clear that the Jaguars will select quarterbacks. If Jacksonville sticks to the No. 1 pick, it is obviously Lawrence (unless he decides to return to school for some reason). If Jacksonville finally wins another game and enters second place, it will most likely be Justin Fields of Ohio State University (perhaps Zach Wilson of BYU). Where did Minshew go? He himself is still a young quarterback, but now he has nearly two full season experience, he may be a coaching staff (I think this will be a new hire) who wants to continue to coach rookies. Quarterback. He will also be a first-class backup candidate. Therefore, he has many reasons to stay with him, but with the addition of the new general manager and the addition of new coaches, the new regime is likely to choose to move on from Minxiu and his bearded place.
As for the rest of the season, and this week, I do think that Minshew is the best quarterback in the lineup, which gives the team the best chance to win (Jaguar fans will say they want to start Glennon or Jake Luton to guarantee the loss, haha). He has too many sacks and sometimes misses easy free throws, but he is the organizer and the ultimate competitor. But, having said that, head coach Doug Marrone did say that Minshew and Glennon will compete with them in actual combat this week, no matter who shows the most, Both will start against Chicago. Therefore, Glennon can get a “revenge game” after all.
WCG: James Robinson is a revelation for Jags this year. UDFA RB Illinois State University’s products are the off-season in the eyes of some fans. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry, and 49 catches for 344 yards. What was the key to his success in a year of poor performance in Jacksonville?
BCC: It has been a difficult year for Jaguars and fans, but James Robinson was a pleasant surprise. The team knew it early, and that’s why Jacksonville cut into Leonard Funette with ease before the start of the season. Robinson just put his head down and went to work. He doesn’t speak much, but his plays often speak. He is good at many aspects of the game-with the ability to run between tackles, to run to the sideline with speed, to break through tackles with strength or to surpass defenders with athleticism, and when passing the ball out of the backcourt. Demonstrated strong strength. Although the offensive line has been struggling with pass protection, its performance in running games is quite good, allowing Robinson to find space.
Robinson was actually an undrafted rookie who broke Dominic Rhodes’s single-season rookie record. In most melee courts, the total number of rookies this season is now 1,414 yards. So far this year, he is one of only three players rushing for 1,000 yards.
Robinson, if he is healthy enough to play (he is suffering from an ankle injury), will have an impact on Sunday. Oh, Robinson was completely eliminated.
Bcc: The Bears can only play the Jaguars once every four years, and there will be many changes in the league during that time. At the core of the Jaguars’ progress, who are the young players on this team?
The Jaguars rely heavily on young players and rookies. Of course, in terms of offense, Robinson is a player that the team can train and looks set to become the vane of the future. But the rookie receivers Laviska Shenault Jr. and Collin Johnson have had some performances this season. Then, of course, the DJ Chark, who is catching the ball, is still a 24 year old young player.
On the defensive end, cornerback CJ Henderson (JJ Henderson) and defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson (K’Lavon Chaisson) are the first round rookies this year, and both have their ups and downs. The Jaguars need these two to develop, but Henderson is currently in the injury reserve. Defensive tackle Daffin Hamilton (also on IR) and undrafted rookie Doug Costin both showed great hope this year. Then came the 2019 first-round pick. Defensive end Josh Allen performed well, but he slowed down in the second year (you guessed it, the same on IR).
There are many things that need to be established. If the Jaggs team gets the figure of Lawrence, the situation in Jacksonville will become much brighter, but this team is still a few years away from being competitive.
WCG: You would say that the Jaguars consider their “competitors”, why? I asked, because the Jaguars are a relatively young team and the division opponents are geographically distant.Is the person in that department still like dolphin Due to proximity?
Bcc: The Tennessee Giants are definitely the team’s biggest competitor. These two fan groups often engage in fierce communication on Twitter, and the two franchise players have also chosen each other in the past. Plus the Titans stole all of Jacksonville’s script in 1999.
In addition, it is the other two division opponents of the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts, and the old AFC central opponent with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I wouldn’t really call the Dolphins an opponent, but one of the newer, lesser-known rivalries is with another AFC Eastern rival: Buffalo Bills. Bill and the Jaguars participated in the 2017-2018 AFC wildcard game. It was a fierce battle. The Jaguars finally won by 7 points. Next season, when the two teams get together, There was a fierce fight on the court. Since then, the two teams have never played in the game again, but it is interesting whether this team will continue in the future.
Thanks Ryan and Big Cat Country for their insights!