Jacksonville Jaguars 2010-2011 Season Preview

A Look Back – Once is a mistake. Twice is a trend. If there’s a third straight season below .500 for the Jacksonville Jaguars, there will be heads rolling on the ground. There are a ton of problems in the Jacksonville market as a whole, and if the team doesn’t start selling its games out on a regular basis, not only might this team be missing its head coach next year, but it might be in a whole new city.

Key Addition – LB Kirk Morrison – Morrison was exiled from Oakland after leading the Raiders in tackles last year, which suits the Jaguars just fine. Jacksonville has had a ton of problems trying to keep its front seven together in recent years, and the hope is that the addition of Morrison can bring a new leader to a defense that badly needs to find some solid options that aren’t in the secondary.

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Key Loss – WR Torry Holt – We knew that Holt was a temporary answer for the second receiver spot in Jacksonville when he came to town last year, but what we didn’t know is that there weren’t going to be any real options available to replace him once he left. Holt accounted for 51 catches and 722 yards last season. He has since moved on, but left to replace him is just second year make Mike Thomas and Troy Williamson.

2010 Will Be a Success if… – QB David Garrard proves that he is a starting quarterback in this league. We are beginning to doubt if Garrard, who has never thrown more than 18 TD passes in a season, is really capable of cutting it at this level. Yes, he has brought the Jags to the playoffs, but when you face the reality of the fact, Trent Dilfer did the same thing in Baltimore amongst many QBs with no talent to pull off similar stunts. Jacksonville needs to put together a strong passing game on a regular basis that produces points, not just yards, to be able to compete in arguably the toughest division in football.

The Crucial Game – The Jacksonville Jaguars have never had much luck playing at Reliant Stadium for whatever reason, but they are absolutely going to have to beat the Texans the last week of the regular season if they think they are making the playoffs. Odds have it, if Jacksonville is competing, these two teams are going to be separated by no more than a game in the standings at this point.

Predictions – Unfortunately for HC Jack Del Rio, we don’t think the games are going to mean much by then. We think Del Rio will be out the door by the time the Texans come up on the schedule the first time on November 14th. Even though this is a fourth place schedule, facing the AFC West, NFC East, and the others in the AFC South are just going to prove to be too much to take.

The NFL odds list the Jaguars season wins over/under as 7.5 games with most people taking the under which pays just -200.

2010 Jacksonville Jaguars Regular Season Schedule

9/12 vs. DEN
9/19 @ SD
9/26 vs. PHI
10/3 vs. IND
10/10 @ BUF
10/18 vs. TEN
10/24 @ KC
10/31 @ DAL
Bye
11/14 vs. HOU
11/21 vs. CLE
11/28 @ HYG
12/5 @ TEN
12/12 vs. OAK
12/19 @ IND
12/26 vs. WAS
1/2 @ HOU

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