Re: Jacksonville Jaguars 2013 Thread
It's been a couple months since the last Jags update. Here's what went down: There was fairly wide speculation that new GM Dave Caldwell would hire his buddy Dave Roman as the new GM. But with the 49's going deep in the playoffs, the Jags got Seattle DC Gus Bradley.
When Chip Kelly turned down Philly, Bradley was their next target. They were so close to a deal that many reported it was done. Then Kelly changed his mind, Bradley interviewed the next day in Jax, he and Caldwell developed man crushes and the rest is history.
The Caldwell/Bradley duo has been very well received by the national media as 2 rising stars that other teams wanted, and that should be able to do a good job in Jacksonville.
One thing has become clear. They intend to really start fresh. Knowing that.... Mularkey never stood a chance. Besides getting a new coach, the Jags changed 16 of 18 assistant coaches. (They've also made big time changes on the business side of things).
And now they are starting to clear out the players. Over the last week, the Jags have released 3 guys (Whimper, Wilson, King) that were one 1 year deals, 2 guys that had recently signed multi-year deals (Landry and Ross), and released long time Jag Rashean Mathis.
They informed 6 restricted FA's that they would not tender offers to them, making them unrestricted FA's: Bolen, Shipley, Potter, Estes, Selvie and Bosworth.
And they have not re-signed any of the guys who were already unrestricted FA's: Cox, Smith, Jones, Middleton, Chick, Knighton, Palmer, Britton, Meester, Jennings, Parmele.
Caldwell has stated that he does not intend to be a big player in FA intending to build thru the draft. There have been plenty of hints that Jags will wait for the smoke to clear over the big names and wait for bargains to appear.
Bradley has said that they will probably have a season like Seattle had a few years ago where they made 280 player transactions. They'll continually churn the roster (especially the bottom) to see if they can find guys a little better then someone on their roster.
So.....stay tuned for more changes in Jax.