Jacksonville Jaguars Offseason Evaluation Part Two: Gene’s Master Plan

July 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In part one, we had a review of what the Jaguars pluses and minuses were from the end of last season. While there were some definite arrows pointing up, there were plenty of holes too. The Jaguars addressed most of these weaknesses in three stages: Free Agency, the Draft, and Trades.
Free Agency
The Jaguars were not expected to be big players at all in free agency, but apparently, Gene Smith had a few tricks up his sleeve. Within two days from opening night, the Jaguars signed free agent Aaron Kampman, widely considered the second best DE available in free agency.
This was slightly risky, but was an overall great signing. While Kampman is coming off of a knee injury, he is recovering far ahead of schedule and said himself that he will be ready to play before the season begins. At this point, he is still on that schedule.
Kampman brings an explosive force off the edge and is an elite rusher as a 4-3 defensive end. The Jaguars are lucky that Green Bay forc...

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