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David Caldwell says Jags aren’t having a fire sale

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The trade of tackle Eugene Monroe to the Ravens was not the first step in a full scale dismantling of the Jaguars roster.

That was the message General Manager David Caldwell sent on Thursday. Caldwell was asked about reports and suggestions that the Jaguars could be going the fire sale route between now and the trade deadline. According to Caldwell, players like running back Maurice Jones-Drew and linebacker Paul Posluszny will be staying Jacksonville.

“They’re not going anywhere,” Caldwell said, via the team’s website. “We feel good about those guys being here, nor do they want to go anywhere. They’re part of this team and we’re excited about having them a part of this team.”

Caldwell also said that “you’d like to have as many” draft picks as possible because of the mobility it gives you on draft day, so it’s hard to imagine that he wouldn’t be listening if someone came calling with an offer to add to the 10 picks that the Jaguars already have in hand for next year. While you might not want to publicly say you’re okay with dealing away the top players left on the roster, a team in the Jaguars’ position would have to at least consider deals that can help build a Jags team that’s playing for something other than the top pick.

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20 Responses to “David Caldwell says Jags aren’t having a fire sale”
  1. shaggeez says: Oct 3, 2013 4:01 PM

    Continued Caldwell, “And how could we have a fire sale anyways? That presumes there are players here that other teams actually want.”

  2. lance19 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:02 PM

    How about a fire DRILL?

  3. kscogg says: Oct 3, 2013 4:03 PM

    #1!?!?!

    well maybe they should! come on, MJD could be useful somewhere else. he has some value left. get what you can to rebuild with draft picks and free agency. dump aging players with bloated salaries (if there are any) and put together a decent team next year.

  4. kinggator says: Oct 3, 2013 4:09 PM

    The Houston Astros are shaking thier head!

  5. prosportswashington says: Oct 3, 2013 4:09 PM

    To be honest, the only good players worth trading for either play low-priority positions (RB, MLB) or are just average starters or in a contract year (Marcedes Lewis, Dwight Lowery, MJD)

  6. trevor123698 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:10 PM

    if they don’t move MJD right now they are dumb. take the pick. hes nearly finished as a running back anyways. and even if hes not he will waste away in Jacksonville.

  7. dalcow4 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:21 PM

    Don’t know about Posluszny, but they should trade MJD if they can get anything worthwhile for him. He’s almost finished but could help a playoff-bound team this year.

    Jags looking at pick 1, 2 or 3 for sure– might as well get next year going already.

  8. marvsleezy says: Oct 3, 2013 4:36 PM

    Trade them all and pick up Tebow and I guarantee the fans would forgive the rebuilding. Then cut tebow after the draft. Also, include Blackmon in the fire sale. Could be great, but too much baggage.

    Start fresh…

  9. swaggyy says: Oct 3, 2013 4:36 PM

    Trade MJD to a competitive team so I can get him off my FF bench please!

  10. jagtiger says: Oct 3, 2013 4:49 PM

    The vast majority of fans don’t want Tebow anywhere around the Jaguars. It’s only a few delusional Gator fans that think he can play in the NFL.

  11. trannesotabiqueens says: Oct 3, 2013 4:57 PM

    marvsleezy says:
    Trade them all and pick up Tebow and I guarantee the fans would forgive the rebuilding. Then cut tebow after the draft. Also, include Blackmon in the fire sale. Could be great, but too much baggage.

    Start fresh…

    —————————

    That actually does make a lot of sense….

  12. truths4all says: Oct 3, 2013 5:22 PM

    The PLAN is to trade off all of the talent before signing Tebow. That way, when Tebow falls flat on his face because there is no talent, the Front Office and Ownership can say to the fans, “We told you so.”

  13. blancodiablo says: Oct 3, 2013 5:29 PM

    jagtiger says: Oct 3, 2013 4:49 PM

    The vast majority of fans don’t want Tebow anywhere around the Jaguars.
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    And who’s that vast majority? Like yourself and two others? If I had to pick between Gabbert and Tebow, I would pick Tebow and so would most others in the city. Sure they will still lose, but at least it would be fun. Jags football is complete misery now, aided only by the few remaining “vast majority” to prop it up.

  14. sal11 says: Oct 3, 2013 5:33 PM

    Caldwell has to say this, doesn’t he? I mean, nobody’s buying it, but he has to try to convince other teams that he’d be happy not making a trade, otherwise he has absolutely no leverage.

  15. craniator says: Oct 3, 2013 5:48 PM

    I thought Jacksonville got robbed in the Eugene Monroe trade.
    Then again , he was not signed beyond this season anyway , so it’s not like they had much leverage. This is why it’s so hard for bad teams to improve ; if Monroe were playing for the Patriots , they would have gotten a number one or two pick for him.

  16. lance19 says: Oct 3, 2013 7:31 PM

    The PLAN is to trade off all of the talent before signing Tebow. That way, when Tebow falls flat on his face because there is no talent, the Front Office and Ownership can say to the fans, “We told you so.”
    ********************************
    Yeah, because we all know it’s only jealous SABOTAGE that has kept Tebow from being an MVP so far!

  17. jcjaguar says: Oct 3, 2013 8:04 PM

    I hate Gene Smith…carry on.

  18. titaniksigh says: Oct 4, 2013 12:02 AM

    They don’t want to go anywhere else? Really?? I’d think everyone on that team wants to play somewhere else….anywhere else!

  19. badoglick says: Oct 4, 2013 2:08 AM

    There’s no reason to not trade MJD. By the time the Jags are relevant, he will be way past his prime. This whole idea of keeping on to just enough talent to not look like you’re tanking the season is absurd. With or without MJD, the Jaguars suck, and everyone knows it, so hold a fire sale, get as many picks as you possibly can, and then next year, not only will you get Terry Bridgewater but you will have a dozen+ picks to surround him with. This year is a loss. Think of the future, and not just appeasing the lowest common denominator of football fans

  20. jaxcliff says: Oct 4, 2013 8:04 AM

    trevor123698 says:
    “if they don’t move MJD right now they are dumb. take the pick. hes nearly finished as a running back anyways.”

    And if you can figure this out, what makes you think NFL general managers haven’t? Nobody is going to give anything for him, he’s old and worn out. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s completely out of the league next year.

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