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Jaguars get a Mt. Rushmore, too

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Sure, the Jaguars have only been around since 1995, with a pair of AFC title game performances in their first five seasons but not much success since then.  Still, every team gets a Mt. Rushmore in our upcoming series on NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk.

And the Jaguars will have plenty of candidates, from Tom Coughlin to Tony Boselli to Wayne Weaver to Jimmy Smith to Fred Taylor to Maurice Jones-Drew to John Henderson to Marcus Stroud to Keenan McCardell, the vote could be as close for the Jaguars as it will be for any team.

For now, nominate your favorite Jaguars, and the official vote will be taken early next month.

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82 Responses to “Jaguars get a Mt. Rushmore, too”
  1. elliottcovert says: May 16, 2013 7:13 AM

    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith

  2. elwaysagenius says: May 16, 2013 7:20 AM

    Blaine Gabbert
    Reggie Williams
    Derrick Harvey
    RJ Soward

  3. dalanz28 says: May 16, 2013 7:21 AM

    Brunell, Taylor, Boselli, Coughlin

  4. floratiotime says: May 16, 2013 7:21 AM

    It’s more a hill than a mountain though.

  5. whiteyj69 says: May 16, 2013 7:22 AM

    No Mark Brunell love? He’s easily the best QB in Jaguar history. He wasn’t an all-time great but he was consisently above average during his time in Jacksonville. Especially considering he brought them within a game of the Super Bowl in only their second season as a franchise.

  6. ss9boxer says: May 16, 2013 7:25 AM

    Brunel, F Taylor, Boseli, J. Smith

  7. jamnastyjay says: May 16, 2013 7:25 AM

    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith
    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    John Henderson
    MJD

    All viable candidates for a franchise that’s had little success

  8. wvuandsteelers says: May 16, 2013 7:28 AM

    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    MJD

  9. drewman05 says: May 16, 2013 7:30 AM

    Tim Tebow

  10. mrtzl20 says: May 16, 2013 7:37 AM

    Fred Taylor, Tony Boselli, Mark Brunell, Daryl Smith.

  11. madnova says: May 16, 2013 7:38 AM

    Boselli , Coughlin, Taylor, Brunell

  12. blanchonegro says: May 16, 2013 7:40 AM

    jimmy Smith tony bosseli mjd david garrard

  13. S.Nevada says: May 16, 2013 7:40 AM

    Brunell, McCardell, Smith, Taylor…?

  14. Charles Fenwick says: May 16, 2013 7:43 AM

    Tony Boselli

    Mark Brunell

    Jimmy Smith

    John Henderson

    Brad Meester

  15. swagjag says: May 16, 2013 7:44 AM

    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    Jimmy Smith
    MJD/Donovin Darius

  16. rizznazz12 says: May 16, 2013 7:47 AM

    Mark Brunnell needs to get some love.

  17. evilglazers666 says: May 16, 2013 7:48 AM

    Maurice Jones-Drew
    Fred Taylor
    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith

  18. jjj1999 says: May 16, 2013 7:49 AM

    Tony Boselli, Fred Taylor, MJD, and Jaxson DeVille.

  19. swagjag says: May 16, 2013 7:49 AM

    Unoriginal Jag Hater Mt. Rushmore

    Guy who always makes L.A./London comments
    Guy who always makes tarp comments
    Guy who always makes blackout comments
    Members of the media who perpetuate the Tebow myth

  20. z561 says: May 16, 2013 7:51 AM

    Tom Coughlin, Wayne Weaver (not so much for his decisions as owner but for getting Jax a team), Tony Boselli, Fred Taylor.

  21. cuda1234 says: May 16, 2013 7:58 AM

    Clearly it should start and end with Tim Tebow, who everyone in the media seems to think is the greatest player in Jacksonville history.

  22. 513guy says: May 16, 2013 7:58 AM

    It’s simple. Any success the Jags have ever experienced is because of one man: Mr. Mark, Brunnell.

  23. johnnyjagfan says: May 16, 2013 8:02 AM

    Tom Coughlin, Donovan Darius, Fred Taylor, Mark Brunell.

  24. humbleminded85 says: May 16, 2013 8:04 AM

    Fred Taylor, MoJo, Jimmy Smith, and Paul Tagliabue Tagliabue for thinking a college town like Jacksonville was a better fit than Baltimore for a pro football team. Don’t take my word for it…just ask the tarps.

  25. jimb031 says: May 16, 2013 8:04 AM

    tebow
    crickets
    tumbleweeds
    shad khan’s moustache

  26. jaxuar says: May 16, 2013 8:04 AM

    Coughlin, Boselli, F. Taylor, Brunell,
    J. Smith and my all-time favorite defensive player Mike Peterson.

  27. lks311 says: May 16, 2013 8:07 AM

    MJD and…pass.

  28. micknangold says: May 16, 2013 8:11 AM

    Fred Taylor, Mark Brunell, Maurice Jones-Drew, Tom Coughlin

  29. twilson962 says: May 16, 2013 8:12 AM

    From the outside looking in…

    Brunell
    Fragile Fred Taylor
    MJD
    Jimmy Smith

    I guess

  30. acmepackers says: May 16, 2013 8:22 AM

    If you can only name about 6 players who ever played for Jax, assigning four to Mt Rushmore seems like a futile exercise.

    Will say this about Jax though: I met some super nice Jags fans at Lambeau last year. Maybe we can throw them on Mt Rushmore.

  31. britishteeth says: May 16, 2013 8:35 AM

    I am more than a little surprised that there are this many people that can name at least four Jacksonville players. Apparently there are slightly more than twelve people on the planet that care about the Jaguars. WHO KNEW!

  32. humbleminded85 says: May 16, 2013 8:37 AM

    Truth hurts jags fans. Nothing against you, Jacksonville just isn’t a pro football era. P.S. When it comes to the tarps, just remove them and fill it with human beings(fans) and it won’t be a running joke. Problem solved. Yall get butt hurt when someone points out the obvious smh

  33. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 16, 2013 8:39 AM

    Tom Coughlin
    Fred Taylor
    Tony Boselli
    MJD

  34. map422 says: May 16, 2013 8:41 AM

    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith
    Tom Coughlin
    MJD

  35. flippdaburd says: May 16, 2013 8:44 AM

    Mark Brunell – Tony Boselli – Jimmy Smith – Fred Taylor

  36. mobuccsfan says: May 16, 2013 8:47 AM

    Mark Brunell
    Fred Taylor
    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith

    Honorable Mentions: MJD, Mike Peterson, Keenan McCardell, Donovan Darius, Brad Meester and Rashean Mathis.

  37. whacko4flacco says: May 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    Quoting the blog, “Sure, the Jaguars have only been around since 1995…”

    That’s not a reason. The Ravens have only been in existence since 1996. We have 2 Super Bowl titles, 1 hall of famer (Jon Ogden), and at least 2 guaranteed future hall of famers (Ray Lewis and Ed Reed), and possibly more. Not bragging, just a fact.

  38. mobuccsfan says: May 16, 2013 8:58 AM

    Oh…can’t believe I left out Big John and Stroud. They have to go in the list with Brunell-Taylor-Boselli-Smith…IMO.

  39. i10east says: May 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    I know that I’m gonna catch some flak, but Jimmy Smith doesn’t deserve any accolades. He screwed up his chances with the Hall of Fame, the Jaguars Ring of Honor; therefore he doesn’t deserve to be on the Jags Mt Rushmore. Crack is wack!

  40. highspirits1 says: May 16, 2013 9:12 AM

    humbleminded85 says: May 16, 2013 8:37 AM

    Truth hurts jags fans. Nothing against you, Jacksonville just isn’t a pro football era. P.S. When it comes to the tarps, just remove them and fill it with human beings(fans) and it won’t be a running joke. Problem solved. Yall get butt hurt when someone points out the obvious smh

    Raiders are putting tarps up this year. Try telling that franchise they aren’t worthy of being a pro football franchise.

    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith
    Fred Taylor

  41. awhite46 says: May 16, 2013 9:22 AM

    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    Jimmy Smith
    Tom Coughlin

    The first three are obvious. The last spot is between Brunell, Coughlin, MJD and either a defensive player (Marcus Stroud or John Henderson) or maybe a Brad Meester (the only guy to play for every head coach in team history) if you want to capture the post Coughlin era. It’s a tough call but Coughlin controlled everything about the franchise’s start so I gave him the nod.

    On a different note, I am somewhat surprised that people’s ignorance of Jags players has caused them to assume they weren’t any good. The team hasn’t had success in recent years but could easily fill out a high quality all time team

  42. raiderinvader says: May 16, 2013 9:23 AM

    mark brunell.Fred Taylor.Keenan mccardel jimmy smith tony brackens

  43. buffalohogan says: May 16, 2013 9:25 AM

    Mark Brunell, MJD, Marcus Stroud, Tony Boselli

  44. hounds2013 says: May 16, 2013 9:25 AM

    David Garrard
    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Josh Scobee
    For the greatest game at Heinz, where the Jags beat the Steelers.

  45. i10east says: May 16, 2013 9:28 AM

    Weaver
    Boselli
    Taylor
    Jones-Drew

  46. twayward says: May 16, 2013 9:28 AM

    Boselli, Brunell, Taylor & MJD (but as with the Panthers &Texans, probably too soon to do this)

  47. whiteyj69 says: May 16, 2013 9:31 AM

    Forgot Rashean Mathis and Mike Peterson. Peterson would probably still be playing for the Jags if not for a beef between he and Jack Del Rio. In hindsight, Peterson was probably right to question Del Rio’s judgement.

  48. snoop0323 says: May 16, 2013 9:39 AM

    jimmy smith
    mo-jo
    boselli
    fred taylor

  49. hardate says: May 16, 2013 9:44 AM

    Boselli
    Taylor
    Brackens
    Darius

    Of course we could do the Mount Rushmore of partying Wide Outs

    Reggie Williams
    Matt Jones
    RJ Soward
    Justin Blackmon

  50. shackdelrio says: May 16, 2013 10:24 AM

    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    Maurice Jones-Drew
    Shad Khan

  51. daysend564 says: May 16, 2013 10:44 AM

    Boselli
    Taylor
    Brunell
    Jimmy Smith
    Daryl Smith
    McCardell
    Henderson
    Stroud
    Brackens
    Darius

  52. mazblast says: May 16, 2013 11:15 AM

    Just a bit of a downer after the Colts, but I’ll give it a try–

    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Keenan McCardell
    Tony Boselli

  53. siggtacular says: May 16, 2013 11:57 AM

    Fred Taylor
    Maurice Jones-Drew
    Jimmy Smith
    Mark Brunell

  54. flavadave10 says: May 16, 2013 1:31 PM

    Fred Taylor
    Jimmy Smith (legal troubles are irrelevant, one heck of a player)
    Tony Boselli
    Mark Brunell

    HM:
    Marcus Stroud
    Tom Coughlin

  55. jdphx says: May 16, 2013 1:37 PM

    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith

  56. reilt25 says: May 16, 2013 2:13 PM

    Mark Brunell
    Tom Coughlin
    MJD
    Fred Taylor/Jimmy Smith….on the fence

  57. thejimthorpejamsession says: May 16, 2013 3:13 PM

    The Core Four:

    Tony Boselli
    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith
    Maurice Jones-Drew

    Honorable Mentions:

    John Henderson
    Fred Taylor
    Marcus Stroud
    Keenan McCardell
    Donovan Darius

  58. hess97 says: May 16, 2013 3:59 PM

    MJD
    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith
    Marcus Stroud

  59. hess97 says: May 16, 2013 3:59 PM

    Boselli

  60. jaginmi says: May 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    Humbleminded85 … at least spell your on-line name correctly. We all know you are really simpleminded85.

    As to why Tags liked J-ville more than Baltimore … maybe he was psychic and therefore knew that locating a franchise in a state that would eventually tax rain and set it up for prisoners to run the prisons would be bad for a start from scratch opereration.

    That is why the NFL allowed a sleazy and dishonest owner to move a proud franchise there … a perfect fit.

    Bosseli
    Brunnel
    Brackens
    Darius
    Mathis
    Stroud
    Henderson
    D. Smith
    MJD
    Peterson
    Meester
    McCardell
    Coughlin
    Weaver

  61. danieladubay says: May 16, 2013 5:59 PM

    I am really surprised that Kyle Brady is not mentioned. He was by far the best tight end in their history.

  62. badkarma56 says: May 16, 2013 9:13 PM

    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith

  63. jagsfan2730 says: May 16, 2013 11:35 PM

    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boselli
    MJD

    And for everyone out there hating us for the tarps, you better start bashing the raiders for doing the same thing. Also let me know the last time you heard that a Jacksonville home game was blacked out. We had one bad attendance season and everyone in world seems to think we are blacked out every week.

  64. z561 says: May 17, 2013 1:17 AM

    Fred>>>>>>>MJD.
    And it’s not really even close.
    Anybody that has MJD on it but not Fred is out to lunch…

  65. crf4dan says: May 17, 2013 7:42 AM

    Mark Brunell
    Fred Taylor
    Maurice Jones Drew
    Tony Bosselli

  66. nativeraider says: May 17, 2013 8:49 AM

    Jeez everyone acts like Jags had no goo players.
    Theres…
    1 Mark Brunell
    2 Fred taylor
    3 Maurice Jones-Drew
    4 Jimmy Smith
    5 Keenan McCardell
    6 Kyle Brady
    7 Tony Boselli
    8 Leon Searcy
    9 Tony Brackens
    10 Marcus Stroud
    11 John Henderson
    12 Resean Mathis
    13 Donavan Darius
    14 Mike Peterson

  67. The Prophet says: May 17, 2013 10:22 AM

    Maurice Jones-Drew (only modern icon)
    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith

  68. bcgreg says: May 17, 2013 10:50 AM

    Brunell
    Fred Taylor
    Boselli
    Wayne Weaver (brought the NFL to freakin Jacksonville!)

  69. d514592d514592 says: May 18, 2013 2:59 AM

    1.) Lynyrd Skynyrd
    2.) Molly Hatchet
    3.) .38 Special
    4.) Limp Bizkit

  70. holdup08 says: May 18, 2013 3:15 AM

    Fred Taylor, Jimmy Smith, Mark Brunell, Tom Coughlin

  71. Chris Henry's Wild Ride says: May 18, 2013 5:44 PM

    Mark Brunell, Fred Taylor, MJD, Tony Boselli. (Sorry Jimmy Smith, no one wants a convicted felon on their rushmore)

  72. notthesicko says: May 18, 2013 7:17 PM

    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    MJD

  73. tailgatersanimal says: May 19, 2013 5:32 PM

    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boseli
    Jimmy Smith

    If this was in two years I would say MJD cause he will go down as the most outstanding player in franchise history. 2nd best RB in the past decade behind AP.

  74. ajgspan says: May 20, 2013 12:21 AM

    Nominations (in chronological order):
    Natrone Means
    Harry Colon
    Mark Brunell
    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    John Jurkovic
    Jimmy Smith
    Donavan Darius
    Keenan McCardell
    Marcus Stroud
    John Henderson
    Daryl Smith
    Maurice Jones-Drew

  75. preconair says: May 20, 2013 4:27 PM

    J. Smith
    F. Taylor
    T. Boselli
    MJD

  76. jonato7 says: May 20, 2013 9:07 PM

    Fred Taylor
    Tony Boselli
    Jimmy Smith
    MJD

    Honerable Mention:

    Keenan McCardell, Natrone Means

  77. orakpocalypse says: May 21, 2013 5:07 PM

    HAHa this is hard. um…. Tony Boselli… MJD… I can’t think of many more options here. When Matt Jones is on the list of possibilities, you really have some problems as a franchise.

  78. northshorejag says: May 23, 2013 10:10 PM

    Honorable mention

    Tony Brackens
    Kevin Hardy
    Jimmy Stewart
    Kyle Brady

  79. northshorejag says: May 23, 2013 10:12 PM

    @ ajgspan

    Jurkovic was terrible

  80. musicman495 says: May 30, 2013 1:36 AM

    Mark Brunell
    Fred Taylor
    Shad Khan
    Madeline Khan

  81. ksranum says: Jun 4, 2013 11:14 AM

    Tony Boselli
    Fred Taylor
    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith

  82. droyer85 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:51 PM

    Tom Coughlin
    Fred Taylor
    MJD
    Mark Brunell

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