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Andy G

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#994179 ESPN Style Thread: What if the Jaguars...drafted a hot dog?

Posted by Andy G on 18 April 2017 - 02:59 PM

I've been a bit slow to ketchup with this one, but now that I've spotted this topic, I will attack it with relish...

But do we want a hot dog? Wouldn't we prefer to take a chance on a mechanically-recovered meat product in the middle rounds? Or trade down to take a burger?

(And waits for this all to move to the "sideline" forum).


#993413 To those of you who support drafting Johnathan Allen, where do you play him?

Posted by Andy G on 06 April 2017 - 03:33 PM

I don't see him as a dynamic pass rusher at all. I think he's going to be a solid player that never sniffs all-pro status his entire career.


Similar things were said about Joey Bosa.

I'm not saying he will be as good, because we just don't know, but this was a player who was seen as a nailed-on top-three pick before the arthritis concerns came up.

And the only question for me is not whether the arthritis affects his career now, it's whether it limits the length of his career.

But back to the original question - rotated with Campbell to start with and then eventually he would replace Campbell altogether. Seems a safe way to ease him into the NFL.


#984556 Fournette at 4 would make him a Top 10 Paid RB

Posted by Andy G on 16 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

If we draft him at four, it's because we think he will be one of the top ten RBs in the league. And so worth the money.


#982850 Put Them In Order of Your Preference for Our Pick

Posted by Andy G on 13 March 2017 - 04:07 PM

Here's a top 10 (I couldn't manange a top-32) and let's assume Garrett is definitely off the board - because he will be.

Fournette - still think he makes the biggest difference to this team

Thomas - ok, I'm on the bandwagon too now!

Allen - I think his arthritis is a long-term issue and is over blown

Adams - we signed Church, but he looks a pretty awesome player

Howard - best available player in position of need

Hooker - last of the really special players and might start sitting behind Gipson, but will help with our lack of turnovers

Lamp - OL needs help

Ramczyk - OL needs help

Bolles - OL needs help

McCaffrey - a kick returner and could be valuable option on offense


I've left out the CBs because I think we are set there, with the signing of Bouye and we certainly don't need to spend a first round pick on a backup. And I left out the second tier of pass rushers because I don't think any of them would improve what we already have.

One more note - Mixon should be in this top ten. But he isn't on my list. I think we've been over that argument though, so I will leave it there.


#980295 OG Jags Need a Good One

Posted by Andy G on 10 March 2017 - 08:38 AM

I still think our best bet (if Lamp and Feeney are gone by the time we pick in round two) is Pat Elflein. He could either play at center, allowing Linder to move back to guard, or play at guard himself.




#977128 Barry Church

Posted by Andy G on 08 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

It's not a sexy pick and he's not a world beater, but he will probably be steady.

And we cut a House and got a Church - that's an upgrade isn't it?


#974637 Joining Camp Solomon Thomas

Posted by Andy G on 06 March 2017 - 07:56 AM

Every time I read this thread, I watch more Solomon Thomas on Youtube.

 

At this rate I'm going to end up a convert too!

 

He does look very, very good - I'll give you that.




#966458 ODRICK RELEASED

Posted by Andy G on 20 February 2017 - 03:42 PM

Huh? He did what he was asked to do, he was a solid big end, was his price high, yes but thats the nature of Free agency but it never hurt our cap, he never dogged it out there.


People have complained about his lack of sacks, but that wasn't what he was being asked to do.

And the players might not have appreciated his anger when things went wrong, but I think It was good to see that at least one of those losers wasn't prepared to accept those performances last year.

He'll have no problem getting work with another team and good luck to him.


#952604 Who are your "draft crushes"?

Posted by Andy G on 24 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

I like Perine too - behind a half-decent Oline he could be hard to stop.


#891351 Long term damage?

Posted by Andy G on 14 November 2016 - 02:19 AM

Losing games is depressing enough, but how much long-term damage is being done by stubbornly seeing out the season with our lame-duck HC?

We are seeing the confidence drain out of players like Bortles, who is being forced to carry on and entrench bad habits to the point where you wonder if they might become irreversible.

We are seeing player-discipline fall apart and players like Marks, Jackson and Fowler commit foul after foul out of frustration. Fowler in particular looks to have lost the plot.

We are seeing players fall out with fans. Not the end of the world from a playing perspective, but the support of fans can be hard to win back once you've burned your bridges.

We are seeing losing becoming a habit and it's not a coincidence that we are consistently finding ways to lose narrow games - winning is a habit and so is losing. These young players are learning to lose.

And we aren't seeing what is going on in the locker room and inside the players heads, but are the players also losing their fight and their team-spirit? It wouldn't be surprising, especially when they must know they will lose this coach at the end of the season and face an uncertain future under a new coach.

Even if it was just a temporary head coach to see us through to the end of the season, something has to be done to shake things up at the very top and it can't wait another seven games.

Otherwise we could be living with the consequences beyond this season.


#835486 Wasted youth?

Posted by Andy G on 26 September 2016 - 01:47 AM

When Gus is eventually fired, I think one of his biggest crimes will have been his failure to develop the talent we have on this roster.

With the possible exception of Allen Hurns, have we seen any real improvement from our influx of highly-drafted players? Watching last season, you might have said Blake Bortles, but not now.

He's also wasted some very talented free agency signings.

How much longer can we afford to sit back and watch this talent rot?


#759621 Tashaun Gipson

Posted by Andy G on 06 June 2016 - 05:18 PM

Could be something completely unconnected to football.


#746604 Our most exciting player?

Posted by Andy G on 05 May 2016 - 07:53 AM

I think it's amazing that players like Denard Robinson and Julius Thomas (who would have been on most people's list a year ago) are hardly getting a mention - that's a sign of how far this roster has improved!




#741574 The original jag fans please sign here..

Posted by Andy G on 30 April 2016 - 08:00 AM

I've only been a fan since 2013.

Therefore, I am beneath contempt and a miserable excuse for a human being.

Can you find it in your hearts to forgive me?


#731444 Got Twitter?

Posted by Andy G on 21 April 2016 - 08:30 AM

I'm guessing a lot of people on this forum are on Twitter, so is it worth sharing a list of twitter-names, so that we can all follow each other?

 

If anyone is interested, mine is simply @andygiddings

 

Edit - Oh, someone has already thought of this!