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Why the Jaguars need Randy Moss?
At 4-4, the Jaguars are not yet eliminated from the playoff hunt. Playing in a difficult AFC South, however, complicates matters. The acquisition of a guy like Moss would make this offense quite a bit more dynamic. With Maurice Jones-Drew running the ball, and Mike Sims-Walker on one side of the field, defenses would have trouble loading up against either pass or run.
Like we saw in Minnesota, even if Moss isn't catching balls, he forces defenses to rotate which would open up opportunities for other receivers and keep safeties out of run defense.
Why the Jaguars need Shawne Merriman?
Right now their defense is pretty miserable. They rank 28th against the pass and 22nd against the run. They have given up more than 20 points in all but one of their games. Merriman would likely replace Justin Durant or Daryl Smith in the the starting lineup.
Neither players is capable of disrupting defenses the way Merriman can. His acquisition, assuming he's healthy enough to be effective, would provide a huge lift to a defense with showdowns against Indianapolis, Houston, Tennessee and the New York giants looming.