Philly.com breaks down the receivers who came in with Kenny Britt, and Britt has a healthy lead over everyone in YPC. He, along with Hakeem Nicks, also have freakish catch-to-touchdown ratios compared to his competition. In fact Britt and Dwayne Bowe had the best Catch/TD ratio of any WRs to clock 9 or more TDs last year.
I have no idea how talented Dave Ragone is as a coach, but I have to say that, at least in the abstract, I love the idea of a former QB coaching the WRs. There's been a pervasive trend for years for high school and college QBs to transition into WRs at the next level, and there have been some tremendous successes at each level. The more a WR understands what's happening from the quarterback's perspective the better they will be able to react before and after the snap. That being said, I'd highly advise Thorchak to bring in an assistant WRs coach who has played the position and can teach some of the younger guys the tricks of the trade. They should be able to find a guy who can do that while accentuating Ragone and Palmer's instruction.
Paul K looks back over the years and finds that the Jaguars play the Colts the toughest of all of the AFC South challengers. The Titans land in the middle of the trio, with the Texans still being owned by the Colts. If Jacksonville could ever find away to play anyone else with that level of fire they might actually make it out of the basement every now and then.
Ryan Mallet is getting killed by the combine rumor mill. The whispers are that drug use, and even a possible full-blown addiction, were the real reasons Mallett went back to Arkansas for last season. He's already been battered by concerns about his on-field decision making, personality and leadership abilities, so adding this to that pile is costing him a mountain of money. (h/t to trevor2013 for posting a similar fanshot.)
NFL.com has a great set of articles breakingdown the top talent in each position group. The D-linemen and line backers articles are probably the most informative, but the O-line article catches my eye. There could be some very good guards available when our second and third round picks are on the clock, and I'd love to see Thorchak take a guy to come in and compete with Leroy Harris.
Tony Pauline of SI.com and TFYDraft.com previews the upcoming NFL combine and some of the storylines that could emerge.
Screw Bob Sanders, I'd rather we spend some coin on O.J. Atogwe to compete for Chris Hope's spot. Of course, if Thorchak and Gray feel like they have enough competition in-house between Hope, Robert Johnson, Nick Schommer and Myron Rolle, then they'll continue to stay out of the pre-deadline free agency (in which only guys who have been outright released can be signed).
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