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It’s Mt. Rushmore, Jaguars style

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The Mt. Rushmore process has made it to one of the more recent cities to join the NFL.

But despite recent struggles, the Jaguars had plenty of great seasons in their early years.  Which means that plenty of the folks responsible for those teams will be serious candidates for honor.

The final 12 appear below.  Select up to four.

We’ll pull the tarp off the mountain (couldn’t resist) on Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN.

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47 Responses to “It’s Mt. Rushmore, Jaguars style”
  1. tooz72 says: Jun 15, 2013 11:25 PM

    no Gabbert?

  2. hutch119 says: Jun 15, 2013 11:27 PM

    Where’s Tim Tebow?

  3. aji09 says: Jun 15, 2013 11:33 PM

    Tony Boselli, Mark Brunell, Jimmy Smith, Fred Taylor

  4. danieladubay says: Jun 15, 2013 11:35 PM

    Brunell, McCardell, Jimmy Smith, and I was torn between Fred Taylor and Boselli but I voted Boselli.

    Smith may be in jail now but he quietly put up a hall of fame career.
    McCardell was the player that for a while when I thought of the Jaguars, he was the player that I though of.

  5. elliottcovert says: Jun 15, 2013 11:41 PM

    Jimmy Smith

    This one was pretty easy for me. They had some red hot offenses back in their early days!

  6. detroitfanatic says: Jun 16, 2013 12:00 AM

    RJ Soward. Matt Jones. Derrick Harvey. Blaine Gabbert. It’s awfully hard to keep Reggie Nelson and Byron Leftwich off this list though.

  7. thesteelers says: Jun 16, 2013 12:01 AM

    This is by far the worst Rushmore.

  8. ar1888 says: Jun 16, 2013 12:02 AM

    Wheres Jack Del Rio?

  9. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jun 16, 2013 12:06 AM

    Tony Boselli’s career was cut way short by injury, because of that, I don’t think he’s worthy of a spot over these 4: Brunell, Fred Taylor, Jimmy, Coughlin. Seems obvious to me.

  10. okeedokeesmokee says: Jun 16, 2013 12:10 AM

    Brunell-Boselli-Smith-COUGHLIN! TC built the Jags himself back in 95, Still hate he got canned. a DYING NFL Coaching breed.Hall of famer! All 4 in my book.

  11. z561 says: Jun 16, 2013 12:14 AM

    I admit that I tried to be cuny and posted 4 of the worst players in franchise history on alot of these things, so ill do it for my own team:

    Gabbert, Mike Mularkey, Derrick Harvey, and a tarp.

  12. z561 says: Jun 16, 2013 12:15 AM

    (In order) Fred Taylor, Coughlin, Boseli, Gimme Sniff

  13. titansbro says: Jun 16, 2013 12:16 AM

    I hate the Jags but Smith, Boselli, Taylor, & Brunnell are clearly the right choices.

  14. blackngold4life says: Jun 16, 2013 12:23 AM


  15. gerard33 says: Jun 16, 2013 12:35 AM

    Fred Taylor
    Rashean Mathis

    Got to sneak a defensive player in there in place of smith, because this is usually a gritty team.

  16. nyfan63 says: Jun 16, 2013 1:01 AM

    J. Smith

    First three for me are no-brainer locks. 4th spot could have gone to several, but I like MJD.

  17. toonloonboon says: Jun 16, 2013 1:21 AM

    they dont get a mt rushmore. they get a 1 cent stamp with mark brunnel on it.

  18. joshvanklomp says: Jun 16, 2013 1:21 AM

    I think Boselli, Smith, and Taylor were obvious.

    After that, it was between Jones-Drew, Brunell, and Coughlin. I voted for Brunell.

  19. kevindunn21 says: Jun 16, 2013 1:34 AM

    @danieldubay although you didn’t say it very eloquently, I know what you mean about associating Mccardell with Jacksonville. However, he wasn’t even the best WR on the team. This is the first one I voted on because I was eight when this franchise was incepted and have witnessed the devolution of this organization. Easy choice here – Bru, Boselli, Smith, Taylor

  20. granadafan says: Jun 16, 2013 1:40 AM

    You missed the tarps.

  21. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: Jun 16, 2013 1:47 AM

    None of the above. This train wreck of a franchise doesn’t deserve to have anything immortalized in stone. Except maybe it’s tombstone. Move this franchise to Los Angeles.

  22. treydeck says: Jun 16, 2013 1:56 AM

    no coughlin?he built that organization from the ground up

  23. nyjagsfan says: Jun 16, 2013 2:14 AM

    Wayne Weaver has to make this list. No WW, no Jaguars. You have to put the Founding Father on Mt. Rushmore.

  24. twayward says: Jun 16, 2013 3:14 AM

    Tony Boselli, MJD, Jimmy Smith & Fred Taylor

  25. bobhpine says: Jun 16, 2013 3:57 AM

    Brunell, Taylor, boselli, smith…then after that probably that stupid mascot and that owner who looks like Super Mario from the live action TV show.

    The moral of the story is…BOOOOOOOOOOO!

  26. bman425 says: Jun 16, 2013 4:07 AM

    lol really??? I hate the offseason. 80+ days to go.Boselli,taylor,mjd, smith.

  27. bobhpine says: Jun 16, 2013 4:14 AM

    Mark Brunell, Shad Khan, Tony Boselli and Jaxson De Ville.

    And on the Mount Rushmore bust Shad Khan has to be portrayed as ‘Cigar Guy’ from that meme.

  28. razzlejag says: Jun 16, 2013 4:16 AM

    Boselli, Taylor, and Jimmy Smith should be locks, then it’s between Brunell and former owner Wayne Weaver, IMO.

  29. goatcheez says: Jun 16, 2013 4:56 AM


  30. marty2020 says: Jun 16, 2013 4:57 AM


    If you don’t want to put a coach on there, then Jones-Drew instead of Coughlin.

  31. mrlaloosh says: Jun 16, 2013 4:59 AM

    Tom Coughlin and the Great American Tarp Company. MJD? And, and, and…. Never mind.

  32. discosucs2005 says: Jun 16, 2013 5:22 AM

    Darius, Smith, JDrew, Taylor.

  33. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jun 16, 2013 6:02 AM

    Can’t we just skip the Jaguars? Why waste a perfectly good mountain?

  34. greenmeattruck says: Jun 16, 2013 6:09 AM

    I was torn between Brunell and MJD, and I had to go with MJD.

  35. favresweiner says: Jun 16, 2013 6:09 AM

    Who are these guys?

  36. pinion8ted says: Jun 16, 2013 7:30 AM

    This is a joke, right?

    I mean, do the Jags actually have even ONE player who belongs on a Mt. Rushmore ……?


  37. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jun 16, 2013 7:39 AM

    I’m not sure that there is a HOF player among that group. Smith and Taylor have the numbers I suppose.

  38. jaxcliff says: Jun 16, 2013 7:44 AM

    Tony Boselli – Consensus HOF if not for such a short career

    Fred Taylor – World-class running inside and in the open field.

    Jimmy Smith – Rare combination of size/strength/speed. In his prime, he was simply unstoppable.

    Tom Coughlin – No way the Jaguars have that late-90s run without him. Produced an amazing offense with less-than-stellar parts. Kept the Jaguars in competition for a few years longer than they should have been through amazing coaching and scheming.

    Brunell was above-average but benefitted from the system. Henderson was only really good one year, Stroud only a few. Same for most of the others. And let’s not forget that Weaver is the one who fired the coach who went on to win two Super Bowls with another team.

  39. damayan5 says: Jun 16, 2013 8:27 AM

    Boselli, Taylor, Smith are what i think of when looking at teams past.
    The final piece is harder:
    Coughlin was great, but really i think of New York now.
    Brunell was good but not great imho.
    When you think of Jags now who do you think of? MJD! He’s been the face of the franchise since he got drafted and has been a great player.

  40. thenew013 says: Jun 16, 2013 8:43 AM

    brunell, jimmy smith, fred taylor, MJD. Not alot of jags stayed very long because their performance started to drop off. We dont keep players just because of what they did in previous years. We focus on the future.

  41. razzlejag says: Jun 16, 2013 8:45 AM

    “The tarps”, “Move to LA”, seriously folks, don’t let the facts cloud your perceptions.

    Jags were 20th in NFL attendance and haven’t had a blackout in years. They drew more than the apparently soon to be London Steelers or the London Raiders or, gasp, the London Buccaneers.

    Also, don’t forget former First Round pick WR Reggie Williams who celebrated after 3 yard gains by dancing, often with his helmet off.

  42. jagsandliquor says: Jun 16, 2013 9:15 AM

    Brunell… Boselli… Smith…. Taylor thanks for the great memories

  43. musicman495 says: Jun 16, 2013 9:30 AM

    Tony Boselli
    Mark Brunell
    Jimmy Smith
    Tom Coughlin

    Although the tarp is probably more associated with the franchise than anything else.

  44. cballlv11 says: Jun 16, 2013 2:19 PM

    This might have been the hardest one yet! Even with all those names, I could only come up with 3 decent players…

  45. espfdps says: Jun 16, 2013 2:20 PM

    Jags are an embarrassment but Jimmy Smith, Fred Taylor, MJD, Brunnel.

  46. maestro3k says: Jun 16, 2013 6:57 PM

    Fred Taylor, Mark Brunell, Jimmy Smith, Donovan Darius.

  47. primetimewr9 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:51 AM

    Fred Taylor should be a UNANIMOUS decision for this Mt. Rushmore. One of the most under-appreciated RB’s in NFL history. 6 seasons with over 1200 yards; Bettis had 4, Curtis Martin had 6, LT had 7, Dickerson had 7, Dorsett had 4, Faulk had 5, Edge had 6, Marcus Allen had 1, Thurman Thomas had 5.

    Fred Taylor needs to be a HOF’er.

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