Join *Jaguars Inside Report *Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.
Kamal Yechoor from Novi, MI:
With the signing of Darnay Scott, going into training camp who has the edge of winning the number two wide receiver spot between Scott, Shaw and Johnson?
Darnay Scott will begin training camp at the "X" wide receiver spot behind Jimmy Smith. Bobby Shaw and Patrick Johnson will compete at "Z." I don't think the issue is who will become number two. It's more important that Scott, Shaw and Johnson all contribute sufficiently enough to nullify the loss of Keenan McCardell. If that happens, the Jaguars could present the best corps of wide receivers in their history.
Kelly Carlisle from Sonoma, CA:
Last year's debacle season was marked by narrow losses and lack of teamwork. How much of that do you put on Tom Coughlin, as the architect of the team's morale and identity?
The head coach always bears the ultimate responsibility for his team's performance.
John Andreoli from Orange Park, FL:
Would it be a stretch to say the offense on paper will be better than last year? I mean, Boselli did not play so his loss is not really felt, other than for leadership. The line has to be better, personnel and experience-wise. That can be said with the addition of Taylor as well. The x-factor has to be the new wide receivers. Our third wide receiver will be better, the question is will the number two be as good?
It is not a stretch to expect the Jaguars offense to be improved. But don't forget, Mark Brunell only missed one game last season. Whatever the Jaguars hope to accomplish this season begins and ends with Brunell staying healthy.
Jon-Michael Harris from Starke, FL:
Why do some teams have training camps away from home, but some teams have training camps in town? Why do the Jags choose to stay in Jacksonville?
A lot of teams have established training camp traditions at certain locations. The "out of town" concept seems to work best when "out of town" is still within a team's region, which allows fans to visit training camp for a day or two. In that sense, training camp becomes somewhat of a vacation destination and fans look forward to their yearly retreat. In the Jaguars' case, they were unable to find a regional site that could get them "out of town" but still allow their fans to visit. They spent their first-ever training camp in Wisconsin, which clearly presented bulky travel plans and left Jaguars fans unable to experience training camp. The following year, the Jaguars made Alltel Stadium their training camp site and it has worked well.