Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jacksonville Jaguars' Needs - Special Teams

I saved the best for last in terms of needs. Click the jump to find out why this unit is set for the Jaguars.

I know, I used the "click the jump" line. I promise, it won't happen again. Let's get to the topic at hand. The Jaguars have one of the best special teams units in the league. As such, the Jags won't need to look high and low for more talent on this side of the ball.

Don't misunderstand me, I think that any new talent that's a step up from what you currently have is a good thing, but this year, the Jaguars are much more likely to look for talent to help out offense, and even more so, defense.

The Jaguars have a couple great special teams aces in Montell Owens and Kassim Osgood. In fact, Osgood contributed as a receiver in 2010, including the game winning touchdown catch against the Broncos in week 1. The Jaguars also have a couple of very good returners. Deji Karim and Scotty McGee. McGee, of course, was injured throughout the regular season. He and D'Anthony Smith will be de-facto "extra draft picks" in 2011.

Josh Scobee and Adam Podlesh handle the kicking game for the Jaguars. Scobee, most notably, booted the 59 yard gamer winner against the Colts in 2010, and Podlesh was tied for fourth in average net punt in 2010. Needless to say, these guys are good.

The Jaguars appeared to have one of the best special teams units in the NFL in 2010. I see no reason why that shouldn't continue. The Jaguars' defense needs a lot of work, the offense is good but has room for improvement, but the Jaguars' special teams is right where it needs to be.

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