Join Jaguars Inside Report Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.
Derrick from Jacksonville:
If I understand this correctly, we are getting an updated site soon? Can you explain?
Vic: jaguars.com will be launching a newly-designed site. Launch is expected to take place this afternoon. Launches, of course, are often delayed.
Ken from Jacksonville:
You'll likely start getting a ton of questions relating to Eddie George's recent availability, so I guess I have to be one of them. What team do you see out there that could use him and could likely afford the cap room to land him?
Vic: The rumor is that Eddie George is going to sign with the Cowboys, which means the Cowboys we'll be digging another elephant hole for their elephant graveyard. What is going on in Dallas?
Mike from Bridgeport, CT:
Our salary cap problems have been patched up. Who are some players on the team whose contracts are too big or could hold us hostage in a few years?
Vic: The Jaguars' salary cap has too much room for any one player to hold the team hostage. If you don't perform, you've got a problem now.
Billy from Nashville, TN:
You need to update "Salary Cap 101" with the Eddie George addendum, the non-roster bonus.
Vic: I get your point, but the fact of the matter is that when Eddie George was paid his $1 million roster bonus by the Titans on the second day of the league calendar year, he was on the Titans' roster. Now he isn't. That's a $1 million dollar give-away, isn't it? Why did they do it? Because they didn't have the cap room to take his full hit in one year. They had to spread it out over two years, and now that's going to hurt them even more in 2005.
Tommy from Jacksonville:
Will you be doing updates from training camp after each practice session as you have in the past? I, unfortunately, have a job that does not allow me to make it to the morning practices and look forward to your updates. Thanks for all you do for us Jags fans and keep up the great work.
Vic: Updates will appear daily and as news breaks.
Gil from Atlantic Beach, FL:
I'm with you. As long as the Jags play hard, I don't care what they wear. On another note, do you think the Jags will play their preseason games with an emphasis on winning those games, or will the emphasis be on improving each game and evaluating the roster?
Vic: The emphasis will be on evaluating the roster, preparing to open the season and staying healthy.
Chris from Jacksonville:
Your contributions to the Jaguars organization have been nothing short of fantastic. I still have every issue of "Jaguars Inside Report" and I'm certainly looking forward to the upcoming changes to jaguars.com. As for my question, do you think this is a make-or-break year for Akin Ayodele? There have always been high hopes for him but if he does not have an outstanding season do you see him returning to the Jaguars or the Jags possibly moving in another direction?
Vic: Akin Ayodele is a good player who will have the opportunity to take his game to a higher level this season. I expect the Jaguars to incorporate Ayodele into the pass-rush scheme this year and, of course, nothing advances a defensive player's career and reputation more than sacks. We'll see. But I wouldn't call this a make-or-break year for him. He's not going to fall out of the league if he doesn't get double-digit sacks. This will be his third year, so he'd be a restricted free agent next March and that could turn out to be the first milestone in his career, but "make-or-break" is too strong of language to describe a player I consider to be a long-termer. Long live "Jaguars Inside Report."
Alex from Jacksonville:
How many of our home games do you expect to be blacked out? I don't know if I can take another year of only watching eight games.
Vic: The prospects aren't good.
Dalibor from Jacksonville:
Entering training camp, do teams have a limit as to how many players they can have on their rosters?
Vic: Training camp rosters are 80 plus NFL Europe League exemptions.
Dwayne from Jacksonville:
How many times in the past 10 years has one of that year's Super Bowl teams played in Alltel Stadium?
Vic: Pittsburgh played in Jacksonville in 1995, Tennessee in 1999 and Baltimore in 2000. Those are all regular-season games, though Tennessee also played in Jax in the '99 playoffs.
Darrell from Macclenny, FL:
Who is left on the team who was on the original team?
Vic: Jimmy Smith; he's the last of the 1995 Jaguars.
Ian from Chesapeake, VA:
Did the Jaguars ever have teal pants?
Vic: No, fortunately.
Daryn from Gainesville, FL:
Does the signing of Michael Clayton have an effect on the signing of Reggie Williams?
Vic: Probably not because at number 16 Michael Clayton is probably too far from the ninth position. The Dunta Robinson signing at number 10, however, should have a direct impact.