Saturday, March 5, 2011

Where Does the CBA Situation Leave the Jaguars?

The NFLPA and the NFL agreed yesterday to extend the CBA 7 more days. Unfortunately, the current situation puts the Jaguars in a bad position. They have many spots to fill, and free agency may not come around until after the draft. It may not even come around until training camp or later. Here's the deal. The Jaguars need at least one safety, linebackers, defensive ends, interior linemen, and a good wide receiver. Did I mention that the Jaguars want to add a rookie QB to the mix?


Jaguars Across the Web

I'm traveling today so I'm sending you on a trip across the web in search of Jaguars news.

John Oehser now fully understands FULL CONSISTENCY.

Paul Kuharsky gives the fans a glimpse of his giant mailbag. Check back on sometime today for the whole thing.

Gene Frenette says that Sims-Walker never made an impact with the Jaguars.

Brian Levenson makes the case for letting Mike Sims-Walker go.

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network is reporting that the NFL and NFLPA have agreed to a seven day extension to the CBA. I think they both want to get this thing figured out before the draft. If they did, teams could trade players for picks during the draft as is normal practice. With no CBA, teams could only trade picks for picks.

NFLPA Wants to Push CBA Deadline Back

Jason La Canfora is reporting that the NFLPA is prepared to decertify as a union today unless the NFL agrees to extend the end of CBA deadline 10 more days. The NFLPA probably wants to capitalize on a recent court ruling that prohibits the NFL from claiming TV contract money should the season be abandoned. I'm not too optimistic that the deadline would get pushed back, but I'm hopeful that the two sides can continue meeting for the next 10 days.

Mike Sims-Walker Leaves a Gap to Fill

Many, myself included, fully expected the Jaguars to resign Mike Sims-Walker. He has shown promise as a solid number one receiver for the Jaguars. Mike Thomas' quick rise to the top put pressure on the Jaguars to part ways with Sims-Walker. The question now is: Who will fill the gap left by Mike Sims-Walker?

Jaguars Across the Web

I haven't done this in awhile so here we go:

CaliforniaJag of Big Cat Country talks about the hardships of being a fan of a team in peril.

John Oehser finally understands FULL CONSISTENCY.

Paul Kuharsky examines Eric Winstons' thoughts on alternatives to an 18 game schedule.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mike Sims-Walker Out

Mike Sims-Walker tweeted Thursday night, "its official, I personally wanna thank all the fans who stuck with me in jacksonville for the last 4 years but sorry to say my time is up!!" It would appear that Jason Hill may be making his way to the starting lineup.

Sanders Signs With the Chargers

According to Christopher Smith of Chargers.com, Bob Sanders has signed with the Chargers. It's a one year deal that ends any hope the Jaguars would get him. He had also visited the Bills and the Jets in his time as a free agent. GM Gene Smith will have to look elsewhere for a safety to help out the Jaguars' secondary.

Jason Hill Resigns With Jaguars

Tania Ganguli of the "Florida Times Union" is reporting that Jason Hill and the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed on a 2 year contract that would keep Hill as a Jaguar through the 2012 season. Hill was claimed off waivers after the 49ers cut him, and he made an immediate impact in the vertical passing game.

Brackenridge, Jones Resign With the Jaguars

The Jaguars have resigned Tyron Brackenridge and David Jones. Both players will be entering their fifth season. The move ensures that both players will remain Jaguars next season. Brackenridge would have been a restricted free agent, and Jones would have been an unrestricted free agent had the CBA expired before the deals were signed.

24 Hour Extension on NFL CBA

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to a 24 hour extension of the CBA. That pushes the deadline back to 11:59 PM Friday night. The agreement to push the deadline was probably in place earlier today as to avoid putting the union in a have-to-decertify-now position. If the CBA had expired tonight, the union would have had to wait 6 months to decertify. While it's unlikely that the league and the union will agree to a new CBA tomorrow, the fact that they've pushed the deadline back just 24 hours is an encouraging sign.

Negotiations Down to Just a Few Hours

Negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA have yet to result in an agreement, but that doesn't mean we're headed for a lockout just yet. The NFL's general council has said that the possibility of extending the deadline beyond 11:59 PM tonight does exist. I would be surprised it the two sides reached an agreement today, but I'm hopeful that the owners do exercise the option of pushing the deadline back. If a lockout happens, it would make it more difficult for the two sides to get an agreement done in a timely manner. Let's all cross our fingers and hope that cooler heads prevale.

Jags All Day Mock Draft 1.0 - Picks 21-32

21. Kansas City Chiefs - Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
Matt Cassel will take the Chiefs back to the playoffs in 2011, and Solder should be able to make sure Cassel has a chance to take them even further.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jeff Pash, a member of the NFL's general council, said that the NFL is open to extending the deadline for a new CBA beyond 11:59 PM Thursday night if the gap between the two sides gets closer. I may be going out on a limb here, but I think the sides are getting closer and closer. I would be shocked if the lockout interfered with training camp later in the year.

Jags All Day Mock Draft 1.0 - Picks 11-20

11. Houston Texans - J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
This guy had a great combine, and he is clearly on the rise. I expect that to continue. He may make it higher than this, but hey, I still have awhile before my final mock. For now, let's leave him at 11.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jags All Day Mock Draft 1.0 - Picks 1-10

Let's start with a little disclaimer. I am not a college genius. This is my take on the NFL draft. Therefore, I rely heavily on media outlets such as ESPN and NFL Network. As such, forgive me if I pass over a your favorite small college guy. And with that, we begin.


McElroy Nearly Aces the Wonderlic

Greg McElroy scored a 48 out of 50 on his Wonderlic test. First off, the test isn't very important. The average is only a 21. The test is 12 minutes long and has 50 questions. It is designed to test how well a player can solve problems in very short time periods. It should be noted that Jim Kelly, Terry Bradshaw, and Dan Marino all scored 15, and Ryan Leaf scored a 27, just one point less than Peyton Manning (28). His score should boost his draft stock some, but any change will be marginal.

Monday, February 28, 2011

McCown Signs With the Jaguars

Luke McCown signed a contract with the Jaguars today. Terms and length of the contract are undisclosed, but you can imply a couple things from the deal. First, the Jaguars have their preferred backup, and Trent Edwards won't likely be back as a Jaguar. This is because the Jaguars would have four quarterbacks on the roster if they add a rookie QB in the draft. Look for Edwards to be cut or traded before the start of the season.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mallett Bombed It

There aren't a whole lot of things that I'm sure about, especially in regard to the NFL, but there is one thing I know. Ryan Mallett's draft stock just fell, a lot. There are ways to deal with the media (see Cam Newton), and there are ways that you don't deal with the media (see Dennis Green, Mike Gundy, and now Ryan Mallett).