JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars finally have something they've needed for a while: stability.
There won't be a head coaching change for the first time since the 2010 season and that's something that the players certainly appreciate because it's much easier to grow when you have the same management and systems in place, writes the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran.
"It's a first for me," said receiver Cecil Shorts, who just finished his third season. "Since I've been in the league we've always had something going on the day after [the season ended] or at least speculation the day after. It feels good to be at peace and ease that the staff, general manager, and everybody will be here next year. We're excited about what's to come. I feel like we can make some big strides from this year to next year."
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Linebacker Paul Posluszny told me he wasn't upset that he wasn't voted to the Pro Bowl despite finishing second in the NFL in tackles. He said he didn't make enough big plays.
Quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne both said they want to be in Jacksonville in 2014 and welcome any competition, O'Halloran writes.
T-U columnist Gene Frenette writes that the Jaguars need to be prudent spenders in free agency.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew said his return to Jacksonville in 2014 is about the money.
The Jaguars may have found another gem in veteran safety Sherrod Martin, who was one of 10 players the Jaguars signed to reserve/futures contracts on Monday, writes the T-U's Hays Carlyon.