Owner: Shad Khan
Stadium: Everbank Field
2011 record: 5-11
Last playoff appearance: 2007, 11-5 W31-29 PIT, L31-20 NE
General Manager: Gene Smith (2009-current)
Head Coach: Mike Mularkey (2012-current)
Offensive Coordinator: Bob Bratkowski
Defensive Coordinator: Mel Tucker
Defensive alignment: 4-3
2011 NFL Rankings:
OFF: 15.2 PTS (29th) 259.3 YDS (32nd) 136.2 PASS (32nd) 123.1 RUSH (12th)
DEF: 20.6 PTS (11th) 313.0 YDS (6th) 208.8 PASS (8th) 104.2 RUSH (9th)
Pro Bowlers: Maurice Jones-Drew, Montell Owens
TEAM NEEDS: veteran QB, WR, OT, OG, C, DE, CB
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Potential Free Agents:
CC Brown S
Nick Harris P – re-signed – 5 yrs, 8.55 million
David Jones CB
Dwight Lowery S – re-signed – 4 yrs, 13.6 million
Luke McCown QB
Rashean Mathis CB – re-signed – 1 yr, $5 million
Jeremy Mincey DE – re-signed – 4 yrs, 27.2 million
CJ Mosley DT – re-signed – 3 yrs, 7.5 million
Matt Roth DE
Josh Scobee K – franchise tag
Guy Whimper OT – re-signed – 2 yrs, 3.05 million
Free agent losses:
Nate Collins DT
Picks in 2012 NFL Draft:
Pick 7, 7th overall, Round 1
2011 Jaguars’ Draft Review:
- Gabbert fell on the Jaguars board to 10, they traded up to get him (2011 1st and 2nd) with the Redskins’ (1st round, 10th overall).
- Gene Smith said he talked with the Cowboys, but they didn’t want to trade out (they wanted to take Tyron Smith).
- Jaguars felt Will Rackley was the best lineman at East/West Shrine game.
- When Smith was hired, he talked about trading down and recouping value for picks, but he’s shown that he’s an aggressive mover in the sense that he’s only traded up and has never traded down in his 3 years as GM.
- Terry McDonough said they had targeted players in each round and chose most of the players they wanted.
- McDonough also said something interesting, “If you have a ton of picks, you may cut some of those players if they can’t make the roster. If that happens, you’re wasting draft picks.”
Looking back at my grades for the Jaguars’ 2011 draft class:
|1||10||Blaine Gabbert 14 starts, 210-413, 50.8%, 2214 YDS, 12 TD, 11 INT, 65.4 RTG||QB||Missouri|
|3||76||Will Rackley 14 starts||OG||Lehigh|
|4||114||Cecil Shorts 2 REC, 30 YDS, 1 TD||WR||Mount Union|
|4||121||Chris Prosinski 1 start, 19 TCK||S||Wyoming|
|5||147||Rod Issac 3 games played, IR||CB||Middle Tennessee State|
I gave the Jaguars an overall grade of B- and I think a year later, that’s what this class still deserves. Gabbert needs time, but I think with the way Matt Ryan turned out in Atlanta with the help of Mularkey and Bratkowski, Gabbert will be fine. Although, my A grade for him right now will be turned to a C. He was shaky and just had a terrible rookie year. However, he didn’t have much help other than MJD. Will Rackley started 14 games so my B+ grade stays there. Not as productive a draft as the Jaguars needed, but GM Gene Smith got his franchise quarterback.
2011 Stat Leaders
Blaine Gabbert 210-413 50.8% 2214 YDS 5.4 YPA 12 TD 11 INT 65.4 RTG
Maurice Jones-Drew 343 ATT 1606 YDS 4.7 YPA 56 LNG 8 TD
Mike Thomas 44 REC 415 YDS 9.4 YPC 47 LNG 1 TD
Josh Scobee 23-25 92.0% 55 LNG
Paul Posluzny 119 TCK
Jeremy Mincey 8.0 SCK
Out of Season Storylines (Because there is no offseason)
Mike Mularkey becomes new head coach