Join jaguars.com Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.
Sean from Arlington, VA:
Can all three QBs currently on the Jags roster hit the "honey hole?"
Vic: David Garrard can hit the "honey hole" flat-footed. Garrard's got a powerful arm. He throws a "heavy" ball, which is what you want in windy, late-season conditions. Luke McCown throws more of a buggy-whip type of pass. McCown has a live arm and can zip the ball to the "honey hole" long before the safety can close on it. Trevor Harris surprised me on the final day of mini-camp. After seeing him launch a few deep throws the previous day and determining that he doesn't have an NFL-caliber deep arm, I saw Harris throw several "honey hole" passes the following day and he had no trouble getting the ball there tight, on line and on time. Harris has a Drew Brees-kind of arm. It's not great but it's good enough.
James from Jacksonville:
It's my understanding that a player has to fail more than one drug test before he receives a four-game suspension. If I'm correct, wouldn't that mean Brian Cushing has tested positive at least once before, thus weakening his claims not to have taken anything?
Vic: The performance-enhancing drug policy is different from the league's substance-abuse policy. A player is suspended for four games the first time he tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The second positive test results in a full-season suspension.
Chris from Jacksonville:
Which do you think is the better approach with a first-round pick quarterback, starting them immediately or letting them ride the pine and tote the clipboard for a season or two?
Vic: Any quarterback that's been selected in the first round is the future of that team at that position. At some point in time, he's going to be "The Man." In my opinion, the sooner he steps into that role, the better, but you can't throw him in until he's able to function. He's got to have reasonable command of the offense. When he does, it's time to get on with it because the meter is running.
Frank from Charlotte, NC:
Vic, would you rather be tased or body-slammed by an irate safety or lineman who doesn't think your antics are amusing?
Vic: Why does it have to be one or the other? Why not tased and body-slammed, and then have the Ohio State band march over my lifeless body as it plays "Hang On Sloopy?" Oh, what fun, huh? Seriously, though, I think everyone should be tased at least once in their life.
Greg from Jacksonville:
What were your thoughts on "The Players" this year? I personally cannot remember a more uneventful, boring "Players" in all my years as a golf fan.
Vic: I don't agree. I liked it. I think the problem for most people was that Tim Clark was ahead of the field, therefore, his dramatics were out of order. Imagine the six-foot or so par putt he made at 18 having been the final putt of the tournament, to win, of course. The drama would've been fantastic. The order was out of whack. That was the only problem. I will, however, say this: For a tournament that prides itself in the strength of its field, it sure does produce a lot of curious winners. Craig Perks?
Paul from Jacksonville:
The question is, does the law enforcement official have enough juice in the taser to hit the "honey hole?"
Vic: I don't think the string is long enough. He'll have to hit the check-down receiver.
Curt from Jacksonville:
According to "NFL Network's" Steve Wyche, restricted free agent O.J. Atogwe will not sign his tender with the Rams, meaning he'll become an unrestricted free agent on June 1. Vic, could this be the new starting safety for the Jaguars?
Vic: O.J. Atogwe? Who's that? There's a safety named O.J. Atogwe? Never heard of him.
Stephen from San Diego, CA:
Love the work you're doing. Sports aside, what are your thoughts on the legal immigration enforcement law passed in Arizona?
Vic: My grandparents were immigrants and I come from a town where, growing up, it was common to have a parent or grandparent that spoke a foreign language. I speak Pittsburghese and yinze probably think that's a foreign language. Anyhow, coach Del Rio sent me this quote from Teddy Roosevelt recently and I like it. "In the first place," Roosevelt said, "we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else, also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." In my hometown, I watched a lot of families who were only a generation removed from naturalization fully embrace the American way of life, and their names filled the roll on the World War II memorial in the center of town and on the "Fallen Brothers" memorial at the entrance of the United Steel Workers union hall. They were proud to have become Americans and they embraced its culture completely. It's a good process.
Jonathan from Jacksonville:
Could you explain what a golf handicap is and how you figure out what yours is?
Vic: A true USGA handicap involves course rating and slope (difficulty). The USGA computer-generates handicaps. If you're not a USGA member or a member at a USGA course and you're just looking for a handicap you can use at charity golf tournaments, then do this: Figure your average score from your last 10 18-hold rounds and subtract 72 (par on most courses) from your average score and the difference is your handicap. It'll be close enough to what your true handicap would be.
Jared from Jacksonville:
In your opinion, will the Jaguars sell the remaining 15,000 seats to lift the blackouts?
Vic: Yes, I believe they will.
Jaret from Yulee, FL:
I just finished watching the Jags vs. the Steelers from 2008 on "NFL Network." What an awesome game that was. It was that game that convinced me to buy season tickets. I hope we see that kind of football this year.
Vic: It was one of the best games I've ever covered. I expect to see more of them.
Rick from Pearl Harbor, HI:
Vicbow, now that the draft is over and Tebow is a Broncow, can we stop calling you Vicbow?
Vic: No, Rickbow. How about a whole new language called "Bow?" All nouns will have "bow" added to them. Example: The Jagbows will open the season against Tebow and the Broncobows. Can you speak "Bow?"
Lane from Longwood, FL:
Out of the rookie class, who do you expect to be the best interview in the coming years?
Vic: Austin Lane clearly won the "Miss Interviewality" competition at mini-camp. Larry Hart shows real promise. He's very sincere about everything he says and it's easy to see he wants to be good at it. Tyson Alualu is likely to be too humble for his shirt. D'Anthony Smith is another guy with promise, but I've got to get him to stop beginning every sentence with "most definitely" or I'll go nuts. Smith was, most definitely, the winner of the Renaldo Wynn "most definitely" mini-camp award for rookies. I'm looking forward to getting to know Deji Karim and Scotty McGee. During the conference call with Karim on draft day, he was stumbling over his words and it was easy to tell that he was overwhelmed emotionally. He apologized and I said, "That's OK. I'm flattered that I have that effect on you." He laughed, which is a good thing. I've been told that I need to do an interview with undrafted tackle Daniel Baldridge. I'm not sure what that means but I intend to find out.
Scott from Atlanta, GA:
What about Atogwe as an option for safety? What do you know about him?
Vic: I know nothing.