Chris from Tampa, FL:
|Vic: Gary Moeller (defensive coordinator) is a great addition to Tom Coughlin's staff. Bob Petrino (offensive coordinator) is a rising guy. John Pease (assistant head coach) knows the organization and adds stability. Coughlin has an outstanding staff. However, I do not share the opinion of those who believed the team was lacking in offensive direction last season, or that the play-calling was weak. Coughlin is an outstanding offensive mind.
Charles Reynolds of St. Louis, Missouri:
Charles in New Jersey:
Chris Page from Jacksonville, FL:
|Vic:Obviously, those veteran players of greatest importance will be protected the most during the preseason, however, it's not realistic to expect them not to play at all. It's a tough game. Injuries occur. Leon Searcy was lost for the season in the first hour of the team's first full-pads practice of training camp last summer, in a seemingly harmless pass-blocking drill. What would you have them do? Not practice? Caution is not the foundation on which championship football teams are built.
Alex in Fernandina Beach , FL:
Mike from St. Mary's, GA:
|Vic: Kevin Hardy would represent a $2.2 million salary cap savings in 2001, if he was traded or released. According to his current contract, he is a $4.5 million hit on the 2001 salary cap. Of that $4.5 million, $2.3 million is amortized bonus money and $2.2 million is salary. The $2.3 must stay on the books; the $2.2 would be extinguished if he was traded or released.
Eric Schneller in Carmel, Indiana:
|Vic: Shyrone Stith is the best candidate currently on the Jaguars roster to back up Fred Taylor. Expect the Jaguars to draft a running back and sign a couple of undrafted rookie free agents. They'll also be looking for a veteran they might acquire at minimum wage. Obviously, the Jaguars' salary cap problems restrict their search. That means Taylor's durability will be a major issue next season.
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Jason Wulfekuhle writes from Cheyenne, WY:
|Vic: Your concerns are valid. It takes more than a few good players to be a championship contender. Consider Dan Marino and the Dolphins for all the years they were unable to make it to the Super Bowl. They always seemed to have a good core. The Jaguars clearly need to have a blockbuster draft, if they are to add to their core and be playoff contenders in 2001.
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