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Osgood experiment at receiver may not last long

When special teams ace Kassim Osgood joined the Jaguars, he had incentives built into his contract in case he became a productive wide receiver.

It looks like he won’t be earning that money.

Osgood reportedly didn’t look “comfortable or natural” over the weekend at wideout.

“Sideline talk among informed observers says the verdict is already in:
the free-agent addition from San Diego is strictly an excellent
special-teamer,” ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky wrote.

He’s a well-compensated special teamer, but the Jaguars have to look elsewhere to find a complement to Mike Sims-Walker.   Mike Thomas looks to be David Garrard’s best hope.

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29 Responses to “Osgood experiment at receiver may not last long”
  1. Sourdough says: May 3, 2010 12:51 PM

    Be careful what you wish for Kassim. I hope you enjoy playing in front of a half filled (empty?) stadium eight games a season.

  2. iamballen says: May 3, 2010 1:00 PM

    Call up T.O.
    May not sell more tickets, but Popcorn sales should increase.

  3. BoltsTrev2120 says: May 3, 2010 1:04 PM

    A collective “nah really?” heard from Bolts fans…

  4. jj jones says: May 3, 2010 1:07 PM

    Who are Kuharsky’s “informed observers”? The half dozen or so sportswriters that actually attend Jaguars mini-camp. Let’s see what happens when the pads actually go on.

  5. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 3, 2010 1:12 PM

    Sourdough says:
    May 3, 2010 12:51 PM
    Be careful what you wish for Kassim. I hope you enjoy playing in front of a half filled (empty?) stadium eight games a season.
    __________
    …he came from San Diego. I’m sure he’s well aware of what playing in front of a stadium half full of half interested fans feels like.

  6. MIKE says: May 3, 2010 1:12 PM

    WORST FAN SUPPORT IN THE LEAGUE. JUST PITIFUL.

  7. Jack in the Jack says: May 3, 2010 1:15 PM

    Sourdough, you got no room to talk with that raggedy ass stadium you got called Qualcom…That place don’t sell out well either. San Diego has more high profile players too and they still choke in the playoffs.

  8. msnyder275 says: May 3, 2010 1:27 PM

    Props to the Jags for figuring it out and recognizing it quickly.
    The Bears still haven’t realized that great special teams players don’t make for successful wide receivers.

  9. gogobroncos says: May 3, 2010 1:32 PM

    His name is Jarrett Dillard folks. You’ll notice him as a poor man’s Steve Smith(NYG) this season.
    He’s gold Jerry… GOLD!

  10. dafish says: May 3, 2010 1:34 PM

    Dude gallops so bad, I thought he was competing in the Kentucky Derby.

  11. dan073eb says: May 3, 2010 1:37 PM

    Williamson or Dillard. Or maybe bring someone else in.

  12. richkotitte says: May 3, 2010 2:07 PM

    “Williamson or Dillard. Or maybe bring someone else in.” Did you have to mention Troy and wake up all the Minnie Vike’s fans playing with their Favre bobble head dolls so we can hear their inane comments about Troy being a bust who needs glasses, yada, yada, but at least Troy can’t even see the stands to notice they’re half full, yada, yada, ….

  13. Sourdough says: May 3, 2010 2:33 PM

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance
    2009 Attendance #’s for Jags & Bolts
    Jags – avg. 49,651
    Bolts – avg. 67,543
    ————————————————–
    @EverybodyGotAIDS (BTW: Does your user name speak for you and your family, or just you and your boy…er, girlfriends?
    “…he came from San Diego. I’m sure he’s well aware of what playing in front of a stadium half full of half interested fans feels like.”
    @JackintheJack – “That place don’t sell out well either.”
    Reality shows you both know very, very little about this topic.

  14. Ravens634 says: May 3, 2010 2:38 PM

    and to think tagliabue gave jacksonville a team over baltimore…just as stupid as florio.

  15. slyLOL says: May 3, 2010 2:55 PM

    Sourdough you forget to add that the Lions 49,395 and Raiders 44,284 had worse fan attendance then the Jags.
    But hey I’m a fan of the Jags no matter where there at if they move so what nothing I can do about it since I dont live in Florida.

  16. Stuart Scotts left eye says: May 3, 2010 3:06 PM

    Osgood’s best hope is playing WR on run plays. the dude can block but is a absolute nightmare as a WR. He is just so uncoordinated at the position and plays really stiff.
    I just don’t understand why he wants to play WR in the first place. The guy is by far the best Special Teamer in the league. It’s better to be a great ST than a sub par WR.

  17. myeaglescantwin says: May 3, 2010 3:10 PM

    /
    FAGUIRES.
    .

  18. J. Clayton says: May 3, 2010 3:11 PM

    Los Angeles chragers

  19. jnwdmb says: May 3, 2010 3:11 PM

    “Jags – avg. 49,651
    Bolts – avg. 67,543″
    san diego metro poulation – 3,001,072
    jacksonville metro poulation – 1,313,228
    According to your logic, there are 2,933,529 people in SD who could care less about the bolts, while jacksonville only has 1,263,577 who dont care about the jags. I guess since SD is such a great football town, then jacksonville needs to just triple its population (or find the extra
    1,687,844 people to move there) to find the 16,000 fans it needs to be an “elite” football city like San Diego.
    I live in New England, but im curious why people bash on Jax so much? Jacksonville never claimed to be a model big city, you people just keep acting like they need to be…….
    When the jags were in super bowl contention and making the playoffs every year im sure that their attendance was higher than SD which has a near triple the population. San diego wasnt a good team then, which never helps. The bolts have a lot longer tradition to carry them also. The late nineties were not in the middle of a economy as bad as this one either. If Jacksonville ever actually loses its team, then you people can say whatever you want, but why bash them when they havent left and may never leave? Plenty of rumors over the years of the Bolts and Vikes relocating because they cant build stadiums for their teams. But you both still have your teams, even in stadiums not as up to date as the jags stadium, correct?
    How many more Super Bowls has SD won in comparison to Jacksonville? Oh wait, neither have won one…….so are you sure that you are so much better?

  20. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 3, 2010 3:17 PM

    Sourdough says:
    May 3, 2010 2:33 PM
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance
    2009 Attendance #’s for Jags & Bolts
    Jags – avg. 49,651
    Bolts – avg. 67,543
    ————————————————–
    @EverybodyGotAIDS (BTW: Does your user name speak for you and your family, or just you and your boy…er, girlfriends?
    “…he came from San Diego. I’m sure he’s well aware of what playing in front of a stadium half full of half interested fans feels like.”
    @JackintheJack – “That place don’t sell out well either.”
    Reality shows you both know very, very little about this topic.
    _______________________
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/01/01/chargers-avoid-blackout-1/
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/12/17/chargers-avoid-blackout-for-bengals-game/
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/28/chiefs-chargers-game-wont-be-blacked-out-in-san-diego/
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/26/chargers-need-to-sell-3500-tickets-by-friday/
    …..*cough*

  21. Sourdough says: May 3, 2010 3:28 PM

    @slyLOL: No offense to your Jags. I was simply presenting facts to the two ‘funny’ guys above.

  22. WarrenMoonGOAT says: May 3, 2010 3:51 PM

    why doesn’t he switch positions and play safety

  23. Jag4Life says: May 3, 2010 4:51 PM

    Ravens634 says:
    May 3, 2010 2:38 PM
    and to think tagliabue gave jacksonville a team over baltimore…just as stupid as florio.
    ———————————————-
    I’m so sick of you Raven fans crying day after day. “Taglibue gave Jax a team over Baltimore, wah, wah, wah. You got a team now so pull your panties up, be happy and hope that your current owner don’t leave in the middle of the night again. That was funny. Props to Irsay Sr.

  24. Sourdough says: May 3, 2010 4:53 PM

    @jnwdmb – The city of San Diego does not have 3+ million residents. The population is just under 1.3 million residents, which is less than Jax. You aren’t exactly a ringing endorsement for the New England educational system…
    BTW: I never said San Diego was better than Jax. Reading comprehension is not your strong suit, is it!?! But then again I shouldn’t be surprised because you can’t read simple stats correctly.
    ————————————————-
    @AIDSboy: You stated, “…he came from San Diego. I’m sure he’s well aware of what playing in front of a stadium half full of half interested fans feels like.” *So saying the stadium was half full last year wasn’t correct, was it AIDSboy?
    BTW: Qualcomm (two mm’s Einstein) is larger than 2/3 of the NFL stadiums so selling it out isn’t as easy as smaller stadiums…unless you put tarps over the upper level seats…

  25. jvn says: May 4, 2010 1:46 AM

    The majority of people talkin shit about san diego are just jealous that you and your teams live in shitty conditions most of the year (New England, Indy).. or are just in a shitty place flat out.. (pittsburgh) … oh yea i forgot about jax and miami.. but im pretty sure those places get sh*t on by mother nature in the summer months… (hurricane season for u retards out there)
    San Diego is way more spread out than Jacksonville too so your numbers are skewed man. way to try and make jacksonville cool. The real reason people dont go to games is because its ridiculous to pay 200 bucks a ticket when you can watch the game on tv and drink as much beer as you want way cheaper than 10 dollars a beer, and you dont have to deal with drunk raider fans that have nothing better to come down to sd to stab someone when we beat the raiders (14 times in a row), or deal with f*ckin parking and traffic…
    bottom line: the city of san diego loves the chargers .. and the charger players love the city of SD… how many teams can say that about your players

  26. jnwdmb says: May 4, 2010 6:39 AM

    @sourdough – “The city of San Diego does not have 3+ million residents. The population is just under 1.3 million residents, which is less than Jax. You aren’t exactly a ringing endorsement for the New England educational system… ”
    san diego metro population – 3,001,072
    jacksonville metro population – 1,313,228
    look it up, these numbers are real……you do not know what a metro area population is?

  27. jvn says: May 4, 2010 12:12 PM

    @jnwdmb aka chowderhead5000
    San Diego
    Area 4,199.89 sq. mi.
    10,877.72 km²
    Jacksonville
    Area 3,698 sq. mi.
    9,577 km²
    san diego is way bigger than jax… sure our population is ESTIMATED at over 3mill (2008 estimate) in the metro area but you are forgetting that san diego is on the border and we have our lil (illegal) friends coming over by the caravan every damn day… and how many people you do think in those caravans care about the chargers (besides luis castillo) ?
    Oh yeah the best part… that 1.2 million population number you are getting off of wikipedia… is dated at the yr 2000… its 2010 man… get ur stats a little more current…

  28. BoltWalt says: May 5, 2010 11:09 PM

    Jacksonville should be worried about losing the Jaguars as should San Diego be worried about losing the Chargers. I know that I do worry about it as far as the Chargers go, but I believe it is more likely that the Jaguars will end up in LA then the Chargers. I would by far rather have the Rams return to L.A. and the Jaguars remain in Jacksonville. I know how it feels to have a sports franchise leave town(the Rockets began in San Diego). At least Houston got their payback when the Oilers left for Tennessee.

  29. jaguarsman says: May 8, 2010 8:45 PM

    It’s to early to make a statement like that wait till training camp.

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