Join jaguars.com Senior Writer Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.
Aaron Tre from Jacksonville:
I've got two questions. The first one is: Will the Jaguars ever get a new uniform? The first time the Denver Broncos debuted their new uniform everyone was in awe. It was so good. I just want to make this team better; make them intimidating. The other question is: If we keep all of the big people on our team, such as Mark Brunell, Hardy Nickerson and more, wouldn't that be a big cap hit for 2001?
The Jaguars are considering a third jersey, which would be black with white numbers outlined in teal and gold. The team is also considering an alternate pair of pants, which would be teal with white, black and gold stripes down the leg. As for the salary cap, yes, "big people" constitute big cap hits, but there is no way to extinguish those hits. In fact, cutting or trading those "big people" would only accelerate their amortizations and increase their cap hits.
Terrence Murphy from Deptford, NJ:
I noticed you pulled no punches in regard to the Bryce Paup signing a couple of years ago. Would you put Hardy Nickerson in the same category; a washed-up, high-priced acquisition? Are the Jaguars going to get rid of Nickerson or would it cost too much in the salary cap?
Matt Carroll from Sarasota, FL:
Who in the world are they going to get to replace Leon Searcy? I don't feel that Mark Brunell's health can afford a bed-wetter on the right side of the line.
David Pratt from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL:
I'm a bit confused by the Jaguars changing stance on renegotiating contracts this year. Last year, you interviewed Wayne Weaver and he mentioned the Jaguars had strayed from the game plan for developing a winning franchise. You then stated that Wayne Weaver mentioned the "R" word, rebuilding. Mr. Weaver intimated the Jaguars had learned their lessons about pushing the cap hits into the future, and were going to rebuild this year. Does my memory serve me? What happened that triggered a franchise change of heart?</td>
John Philips from Hemingway, SC:
In a recent article you stated negotiations with Kevin Hardy had become "adversarial." Can you shed any light on just how adversarial they really are?
Eddie Coleman from Orange Park, FL:
How will the addition of Gary Moeller affect the defense? Will the team still run the zone-blitz, or will the defense change its basic package?
I'm expecting more of a fundamental approach to defense, with a definite emphasis on being physically tougher. That's Moeller's style: Stop the run and bloody the other guy's nose. All defensive coordinators have to find ways to get pressure on the passer, and every team uses the zone-blitz to some extent, but I'm not expecting the Jaguars to be a blitz team. For starters, I don't think they have the personnel for it.