|Join *Jaguars Inside Report *Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.|
Craig Powell from Brunswick, GA:
Am I being a hopeful fan when I think the Jaguars are competitive with the Ravens and should be that way again this season. I watched the Jaguars blow a lead in Baltimore, playing without Fred Taylor. I also watched the game in Jacksonville, as we lost on a bad call (Brackens fumble.) I also watched the Ravens get beat all over the field by Tennessee and somehow win. I am not saying the Ravens did not deserve the wins, but how many times can a team win those types of games? It seems the biggest part of the Jaguars is still intact. Am I being unrealistic to expect a return to winning form?
Bert Inabinet from Jacksonville Beach, FL:
My question has to do with Alltel Stadium. Photography is my hobby and I've taken lots of shots in the north end zone during pregame warm-ups. The first year I was chased all over the stadium whenever I broke out my 210 zoom lens and was told to put it away or they would take it from me. Last season, I saw lots of them in the crowd and even saw small camcorders everywhere. Is it OK to bring in a small camcorder now, or do you think this stuff just slipped through the gates?
Tim McClellan from Jacksonville:
I've been watching the Jimmy Smith situation with great concern. It appears more likely with each passing day that the ordeal is more serious than anyone anticipated, and the likelihood that he'll miss part or possibly all of this season is becoming more of a reality. With that in mind, how do you think the Jaguars will address this in their offensive scheme? Plugging Alvis Whitted into the mix proved to be touch and go last year, and R. Jay Soward is expected to miss the first four games of the season. Keenan McCardell will obviously step in as the number one receiver, but what will change in regard to the scheme? Will Damon Jones and Kyle Brady become more of a factor? Will Fred Taylor begin to see more passes out of the backfield?
Mike Weidner from Atlanta, GA:
I noticed the Jags will get some cap relief for the four games that R. Jay Soward will be suspended. Does the league grant cap relief for players who miss games due to injury, too? If not, that hardly seems fair.
Walter Cotton from Louisville, KY:
I really respect your opinions and everything about the Jags. Do you think Maurice Williams will make his way to be our starting tackle opposite Boselli come opening day?