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John Henderson, Jaguars G.M. trade barbs before matchup

Steven Jackson, Tommy Kelly, John Henderson

An early Week 14 upset: The Jaguars-Raiders game looks like the most intriguing early contest on the schedule.

Adding a little spice to the matchup is defensive tackle “Big John” Henderson’s return to Jacksonville.  Henderson is still not happy with how things ended with the team.

“It’s going to feel good to go and whip somebody’s you know what,” Henderson said via the Florida Times-Union.  “I hope he [Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio] goes and puts it on his bulletin board, too. They better bring it. That’s all I gotta say.”

Henderson called the Jaguars “unprofessional” for not calling him to say that he was released back in April.

Asked for comment, Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith said “Consider the source.”

One thing that can’t be argued: The Jaguars made the right move in cutting Henderson.  Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu has proven to be a very good top ten pick.  He helps give the Jaguars defense an identity up front, along with Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton.

Just like Henderson and Marcus Stroud did years ago.

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18 Responses to “John Henderson, Jaguars G.M. trade barbs before matchup”
  1. joetoronto says: Dec 10, 2010 11:25 AM

    Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t say a single thing back to Big John, no way.

    That’s one dude you don’t fire up any more than he already is.

  2. shackdelrio says: Dec 10, 2010 11:29 AM

    Henderson was a great player from 2002-2006. He and Stroud were one of the best DT tandems in league history. But it was pretty obvious last year that he is done. The Jags couldn’t get any team to give up a draft pick for him so they cut him. He had to take a bargain basement deal in Oakland and is still mediocre.

  3. radrntn says: Dec 10, 2010 11:34 AM

    Wow lets see Gregg, I guess this was the only jab against the raiders that you could find this week . You take a quote from a guy who is a back-up and has only played four games thuis far this year. Nothing from the USA today where DelRio says he is still a raiders fan, Kirk Morrison glad to see the raiders are doing good, or that Quentin Groves who the jags moved up in the draft to nab, and was traded to the raiders has worked out well for Raiders. It’s ok we know you are bias.

    The best you got is how a Pot Roast is about to get ate up …So be it… GO HENDERSON, GO RAIDERS!!!

  4. grendelg says: Dec 10, 2010 11:36 AM

    Are you ready to admit you were wrong about Alualu then?

  5. jlb10 says: Dec 10, 2010 11:41 AM

    i hope to hell he puts his money where his mouth is. him and the rest of the raiders defense

  6. seeryer says: Dec 10, 2010 11:48 AM

    I bet Henderson takes more slaps to the face from a 175 pound trainer than tackles he makes on SUN. Henderson lost it three years ago.

  7. metcalfer says: Dec 10, 2010 11:51 AM

    Wow! He’s got the Jaguars really worried. All 13 tackles this season & “ZERO” sacks. He’s last good season was in 2004. He had 75 tackles & 5.5 sacks. He will be a non factor this week as the Jaguars roll all over the Raiders. I’ll actually be at the game as my daughter is in the NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick competition.

  8. *Legion* says: Dec 10, 2010 12:05 PM

    Funny how no one says Alualu was a “reach” anymore.

    Kind of shows the giant gap of knowledge between draft pundits and actual GMs.

  9. keeponhating says: Dec 10, 2010 12:14 PM

    @ metacalfer

    hmm i seem to remember last week charger fans thinking the same thing. i was at that game. this week will be the same in florida more raider fans than jags fans.

  10. mean13 says: Dec 10, 2010 12:14 PM

    Jags could have easily picked up Alualu in the 2nd round.

  11. oldhighs says: Dec 10, 2010 12:15 PM

    For those who actually know things about football –

    John is a situational player now, but he fits a role.

    The Raiders generally like their defensive linemen to all be pass-rushers. John is not that, but that’s also why he’s a key player for the Raiders. They bring him in on running downs, and when he’s been healthy this season he’s helped them slow down opposing running games.

    For a team that has performed very poorly against the run in the last seven years, his presence is huge (literally) for them. He doesn’t need to be a starter to have an impact on Sundays. He has a role in the Raider defense, and fits it perfectly.

  12. oldhighs says: Dec 10, 2010 12:17 PM

    Alualu was a “reach”, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a good player, or wasn’t the right choice for the Jaguars. Kudos to the Jags for finding a player they like and taking him regardless of the garbage the pundits put out.

  13. FinFan68 says: Dec 10, 2010 12:42 PM

    Jags deserve credit for picking Alualu. He has been very good for them and will only get better.

  14. jvillenole says: Dec 10, 2010 1:07 PM

    @keeponhating

    I seem to remember Dolphin fans and Steeler fans thinking the same thing the two weeks previous to last week.

    How did that work out for you?

  15. jerranamo says: Dec 10, 2010 1:14 PM

    I dont think Alualu would have made it out of the first round – as pictures show, he was on other nfl teams draft boards as a mid to late 1st round pick

    I dont agree that Alualu was a `reach`. I beleive a reach is a player you move up in spots to grab. The draft is all about a team assessing their needs and finding the BAP. A team should choose who THEY think will produce for them. The only reason people are labeling Alualu as a reach is because of the so-called `experts` draft boards. Granted, those `experts` know their football but they arent in the minds of the GMs making the decisions.

    If you do a re-draft, not based on expectations but on actual production to this point of the season, Alualu is EASILY a top 10-pick. Gene Smith, the GM of the Jags, should be getting praised for picking up Alualu at the 10 spot.

    Just look at all the other D-line men picked after* Alualu who people were saying `would` have been a better pick up. Alualu is definitly the best of the bunch.

  16. marty2019 says: Dec 10, 2010 1:21 PM

    #mean13 says: Dec 10, 2010 12:14 PM

    Jags could have easily picked up Alualu in the 2nd round.
    ———————-

    And you know this, how? And if you say, “because no one else was going to pick him in the first round,” I would ask, and you know that how?

    Look at it this way: you didn’t know what the Jaguars were going to do, did you? So how would you know what everyone else was going to do?

  17. gbatap says: Dec 10, 2010 1:58 PM

    #mean13 says: Dec 10, 2010 12:14 PM

    Jags could have easily picked up Alualu in the 2nd round.

    —————————

    With the 2nd round pick they didn’t have?

  18. radrntn says: Dec 10, 2010 2:51 PM

    I don’t have any problem with Cal’s Alualu, as he is a Raiders fan just like his coach, and his family member Samson will be knockin him on his butt all day as DMC runs it right up the middle.

    It’s just good for both the Jags fans, and the Raiders fans that we both have a meaningful game in Dec….(say what you want about the dolphins game, but one thing is for sure you won’t have Bruce Gradowski throwing the ball)

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