Thursday, August 27, 2009

DW '09 Season Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars

Last Year: 5-11
Key Additions: OT Eugene Monroe, OT Eben Britton, OT Tra Thomas, WR Torry Holt, S Sean Considine

Offense: Offensive staple Fred Taylor is gone, making Maurice Jones-Drew the man is Jacksonville. Jacksonville signed free agent tackle Tra Thomas – I guess that William Thomas thing didn’t stck – and also drafted OT’s with their first 2 draft picks. QB David Garrard lost 20 lbs in the off season in an attempt to find the 20 points he lost on his passer rating last year. Unless Torry Holt can rebound from a disappointing season a year ago, this offense will live and die on the wheels of MJD and David Garrard. Former 1st rd pick, TE Marcedes Lewis may be the number 2 option through the air. He has been effective as a blocking tight end but has the ability to step up as a receiver.

Defense: The Jags need 2007 1st and 2nd rd DE’s Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves to attack the passer if they hope to have a productive Defense in ’09. John Henderson and Rob Meier continue to anchor the interior line. Daryl Smith, Justin Durant and Clint Ingram are the linebackers and Rashean Mathis and Reggie Nelson lead an unspectacular secondary. Sean Considine is the favorite to start at Strong Safety. Ouch.

Fantasy Studs: Maurice Jones-Drew: 824 YDs, 12 TDs: Look for these numbers to increase with the departure of Fred Taylor. One ting that could hurt is teams crowding the box due to lack of other threats. Grab him early.
Prediction: 5-11. A one dimensional offense and an average defense does not bode well in a tough division.

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