@ESPNdirocco: Shad Khan told The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran during Super Bowl week that he wasn't giving Gus Bradley a victory total he must reach in 2015. While the bottom line is winning games, I think Khan mainly wants to see significant improvement in 2015. If he feels the franchise is on the right track I believe he'll give Bradley more time. But if it's another four- or five-win season (or worse), it may be hard to keep him. David Caldwell is safe. He's done a nice job in free agency and the draft and GMs usually get longer leashes than coaches.
@ESPNdirocco: The nature of free agency means that players will be overpaid so it's logical to assume the Jaguars will do that. I may be wrong but I don't think they'll overpay for Ndamukong Suh because he's going to command a ridiculous price on the open market if the Detroit Lions don't re-sign or franchise tag him. Most likely it'll be at tight end if the Jaguars do pursue Julius Thomas because there aren't many options available to land a pass-catching tight end. But let's wait and see who is available before we get too far into speculating who the Jaguars will pursue.
@ESPNdirocco: They're pretty similar. We know that Blackmon has spent time in a treatment program after his latest incident but at this point we don't know if Gordon plans on doing the same after his latest suspension. There is one major difference: Gordon has already established himself as one of the league's top receivers when he's on the field. Blackmon has not.
@ESPNdirocco: Bryan Bulaga is the better player so I'd choose him. Guard depth is not hard to find so that shouldn't be a concern.
@ESPNdirocco: Feeling a little down, are we? I get it. You've been battered by just nine victories over the past three seasons. It'll get better, though. Remember, the Boston Red Sox went 86 years without a World Series title. The Jaguars will have a winning season again.
@ESPNdirocco: It's impossible to answer this question because we don't yet know which players will be available. The deadline for teams to apply transition and franchise tags is 4 p.m. ET March 2. After that we'll have a better idea of potential targets.
@ESPNdirocco: This group is certainly more experienced. Greg Olson has been an offensive coordinator for eight years. Doug Marrone was an offensive coordinator for two seasons and a head coach for two seasons. Nathaniel Hackett was an offensive coordinator for two seasons. Jedd Fisch had never been an offensive coordinator in the NFL until he was hired by the Jaguars in 2013. That much experience helps a young offense and provides Gus Bradley with some valuable resources of information.
@ESPNdirocco: My answer to the first question applies here, but with one clarification. A 4-12 season is different than a 7-9 season. Though both are under .500, going 7-9 is certainly an upgrade from the past two seasons and would be, to most people, a sign of progress. That's what the fans and owner want to see.