Their draft position might be considerably worse this year, but their situation has improved remarkably. As Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell put it, they suddenly “don’t have a glaring need” anymore.
“[The media has] been around us where we didn’t have guys to line up with at this point of the year,” he said Friday, via The Florida Times-Union. “Our first year here, we had to draft rookies and start them. Now we can take the best player available. We have needs, don’t get me wrong, but we don’t have a glaring need.” And that means the Jaguars won’t be forced to reach for a player, which is the point executive vice president Tom Coughlin made. “You’re not going to reach for a player,” Coughlin. “We know some people will drop, but will they drop as [low] as we are?”
But Piñeiro likes his and Townsend’s chances. “Oh my goodness, that would be amazing,” Piñeiro said during the team’s March 28 Pro Day. “I think we have the best chance if you look around the country.
Ready, fire, aim: NFL “instant” replay rules, born without foresight, continue to be altered in hindsight. Now, after another season of lunacy that weekly changed the outcome of games, the NFL will radically change pass-catch qualifiers. The league again failed to consider the rules’ in-game impracticality prior to installation.
Reader Vincent Gugliuzzo asks, “Do Tiger Woods’ playing partners drop out? After the first tee they’re never seen again on TV.”
Actually, Vincent, they must still be there as we occasionally see their ball-markers on the green.
When he clocked at least 30 minutes this season, he averaged 25.7 points. In the 10 games in which Embiid logged 35 minutes, he produced all-time great numbers (28.9 PPG, 11.6 RPG). The only player in NBA history to match that level of career production at those minutes? Some guy named Wilt Chamberlain.