It’s a sad fact that the Jacksonville Jaguars just haven’t had a lot of odds in their favor lately. They finished 2009 at 7-9 and odds are they aren’t going to be doing much better in 2010. Here are some of the predictions for Jacksonville in the 2010 season, which will probably mark the end of the current coach’s time there unless they see huge success this year.
David Garrard is still quarterback for the team this season. But will he stay? Probably not. He’s got one last shot and this is it. If he can’t get his game together, Luke McCown, the current backup, is going to get a chance to fill the seat. Now the Jaguars do have good rushing attacks in 2010, and lots of good offensive players who will hopefully be able to work with Garrard’s lack of skill. It’s not exactly a great or extraordinary offensive lineup, but if the odds are in favor of this team, they can get a few wins under their belt this year.
So how about defense? Some new players are joining the Jaguars defense this year. Derrick Harvey is going to have to get his game together and make some changes this season. If he doesn’t, the defense of the team is going to fail again. There are some improvements such as linebacker Kirk Morrison, who has lots of skill and experience under his belt and brings good strength to the team. Where they fail is in the safety and free safety spots, though their starting corners are looking a bit more promising.
So what will really happen to the Jaguars this year? In terms of AFC South, they aren’t going to win. They might finish with a few wins but they will still have more losses to beat them. They aren’t going to top the Colts or the Texans. It’s slimly possible that they’ll see a few wins, but unlikely – and more probably that Jack Del Rio and David Garrard are both going to be history after this season.
But who knows? Maybe they will surprise us. Still, betting wise, it isn’t a good idea to place too much strength on the Jaguars. They have not shown promising results in the last couple seasons and given their record of lousy coaching and quarterbacking, they’re just going to keep making the same mistakes.
Sorry guys, this isn’t a strong team. Place your bets elsewhere on teams with strong leadership and better players. When it comes down to it, this team has just not got the potential to get past its hurdles. There are some good players, but they’re held back by the team’s complete lack of leadership and a good quarterback. Sad to say, but some quarterbacks are just failures, and Garrard’s proven to be that way so far. There’s really no reason to think he’s going to push beyond that this year, but maybe next season when the laggards are gone the team will finally be able to reach some measure of success.