5 Jacksonville Jaguars Who Must Be Kicked to the Curb Before Free Agency
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Who Should Be Kicked to Curb Before Free Agency
Going into the 2013-14 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars seemed to be destined for failure. Going into the season with a brand new head coach, a horrendous quarterback situation and a lack of truly great talent, the Jaguars were widely considered to be the worst team in the league. After the season however, the story has changed.
While Jacksonville didn’t have a fantastic season by any means, finishing just 4-12, there is plenty of reason for optimism for the team. Acting as a head coach for the first time in his career, Gus Bradley showed just how good of a motivator he is, coaxing those four wins out of a team that seemed almost lifeless.
As far as the 2014-15 season is concerned, if the Jaguars really want to be competitive they will need to do something about that quarterback situation, and get rid of the players that are holding the other guys back. That last part is absolutely critical, because in order for the team to truly start winning under Bradley, they need to get rid of the guys that aren't as dedicated to winning football games.
Over the past few years the Jaguars have become the laughing stock of the entire NFL, but armed with Bradley as a coach, and whatever quarterback they manage to snag this offseason, Jacksonville may soon be a force to be reckoned with.
Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, here are five players that the Jacksonville Jaguars should kick to the curb before free agency begins.
Since he entered the NFL, Blaine Gabbert has been absolutely awful. So bad in fact, Chad Henne was able to take away his starting spot. Needless to say, Jacksonville needs to abandon the Gabbert experiment.
I know, why would the Jaguars ever get rid of a player with Justin Blackmon's potential? The answer is simple, Blackmon is simply unable to adapt to the NFL lifestyle. He's already suspended indefinitely, and to be honest, Blackmon is the last thing Jacksonville needs in the locker room.
When the Jaguars drafted Tyson Alualu with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, many viewed the pick as a reach. That's exactly what Alualu has turned out to be. He's not much of a pass rusher, and his run defense is largely average. It's time for Jacksonville to kick Alualu to the curb.
Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Roy Miller was supposed to become a lineman with the potential to become very good in both pass rushing and run stuffing. However, at this point in his career, injuries have pretty much sapped all Miller's potential. It's time for the team to move on.
Miscast as a starter, guard Will Rackley struggled in protection all of last season. Rackley was never meant to be an NFL starter, and Jacksonville should start looking for an upgrade.