1. Roger Goodell's Opportunity To Send a Message to NFL Players

    In his brief tenure as NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell has proven he means business when it comes to disciplining NFL players...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 236 reads 29 comments

  2. Zach Miller Could Add "WildJag" Wrinkle To Jacksonville's Offense

    When Jacksonville drafted Zach Miller in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, there were some Jaguar fans who let out a collective groan. They had to be feeling a little bit of deja vu...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 642 reads 12 comments

  3. From Bad to Worse: Jacksonville's Backup QB Situation Is a Joke

    Earlier this month, I wrote a B/R article about the fact that Jacksonville didn't have a real backup plan if David Garrard was hurt. (http://bleacherreport...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 417 reads 22 comments

  4. Baseball's Latest Black Eye Brings a Tear to Mine

    At some point during the last five years, I convinced myself I didn't really care about the sport I had grown up with...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 134 reads 18 comments

  5. Could Rashad Jennings Be a Hidden Gem for Jacksonville Jaguars?

    When the Jacksonville Jaguars made Rashad Jennings their second-to-last pick of this year's NFL Draft, there wasn't a lot of fanfare. The average Jag fan didn't know much about Jennings, who spent the last three years at Liberty, a Division I-AA school...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 505 reads 12 comments

  6. Brandon Marshall Doesn't Fit Jacksonville's "Character First" Approach

    A hot topic on the message boards in Jacksonville today is whether the Jaguars should make a play for disgruntled Denver wide receiver Brandon Marshall...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 456 reads 9 comments

  7. What If Brandon Lloyd Had Stayed With San Francisco?

    Earlier today, Brandon Lloyd signed a contract with the Denver Broncos, giving Kyle Orton and Co. an insurance policy in case Brandon Marshall gets out of the Mile High City. Seeing Lloyd's name got me thinking about the years he was in San Francisco...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 1,205 reads 8 comments

  8. Definition of a Mixed Bag: The Orlando Magic Draft History

    In the 20 years that the Orlando Magic franchise has been in existence, the team's track record in the draft has been a roller-coaster ride. Some picks helped the franchise reach new heights (Nick Anderson in 1989, Dennis Scott in 1990)...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 328 reads 18 comments

  9. If Rashean Mathis Doesn't Step Up, Jaguars Will Struggle

    In this decade, the Jacksonville Jaguars have been very successful finding quality players after the first round of the NFL Draft. Perhaps no player exemplifies this trend more than Rashean Mathis...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 229 reads 14 comments

  10. The Tennessee Titans' Top Five Draft Diamonds in the Rough

    While I enjoy every aspect of writing for b/r, I've had the most fun constructing slideshows dealing with the NFL Draft...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 458 reads 3 comments

  11. Lack of National Attention Doesn't Guarantee Success for Jacksonville Jaguars

    As long as I've followed the Jacksonville Jaguars, fans and players have expressed their consternation about a lack of respect...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 122 reads 2 comments

  12. Jacksonville's Troy Williamson Has Cause to Be Concerned About His Future

    In today's Florida Times-Union, Vito Stellino has a story about wide receiver Troy Williamson and his future with the Jacksonville Jaguars...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 369 reads 14 comments

  13. 49ers' Quarterbacks: Let Alex Smith Prove His Worth in the Preseason

    While watching SportsCenter this morning, I heard an audio clip from Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, saying that although Shaun Hill was slated to be the starting quarterback coming ...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 711 reads 19 comments

  14. Early-Season Stretch Will Doom Jacksonville Jaguars' 2009 Campaign

    In college football, the major programs usually schedule a few tune-up games before getting into the meat of their conference schedule...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 153 reads 6 comments

  15. Will Bear Pascoe Allow Vernon Davis to Realize His Potential?

    To this point, Vernon Davis' tenure in San Francisco has been a major disappointment. The 49ers drafted the Maryland alumnus with the No. 6 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, hoping that he would open up the offense...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 827 reads 14 comments

  16. How a Rejuvenated Marcedes Lewis Will Add a New Dimension to the Jaguars Offense

    When the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Marcedes Lewis with the No. 28 pick of the 2006 NFL Draft, they thought they were getting a receiving tight end who would play a huge role in the passing game...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 286 reads 6 comments

  17. Nate Washington, Kenny Britt Solve Tennessee Titans' Receiver Dilemma

    For as long as I can remember, the Tennessee Titans have always had a sub-par corps of wide receivers. Even when the Titans went to the Super Bowl, Kevin Dyson and Derrick Mason weren't exactly setting the world on fire...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 979 reads 10 comments

  18. Did the 49ers Make the Right Move Extending Joe Staley's Contract?

    San Francisco continued an uncharacteristically busy offseason Thursday, when the team gave Joe Staley a six-year contract extension. According to ESPN...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 1,059 reads 12 comments

  19. Could a 3-4 Scheme Be in the Jacksonville Jaguars' Immediate Future?

    The John Henderson-Jack Del Rio-Derek Landri saga has certainly created a great deal of buzz around the Jacksonville Jaguars in recent days...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 280 reads 0 comments

  20. Hey Derek Landri: No One Asked for Your Opinion on John Henderson

    So, I'm perusing the Florida Times-Union Web site when I see the headline of Gene Frenette's blog. "Jaguars' Derek Landri on Henderson: Del Rio did 'right' thing" Needless to say, I about fell out of my chair...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 291 reads 23 comments

  21. Lowered Expectations: An Examination Of First-Year Wide Receivers

    Even though I live in Florida, I imagine that there was a ticker-tape parade through the streets of San Francisco when the team drafted Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 253 reads 14 comments

  22. Vince Young's Agent Does Damage Control as Client Digs Himself Deeper

    There are few things in sports that are funnier to me than watching an athlete backpedal from an idiotic statement. In the case of Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young, it's his agent who's doing all the damage control...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 627 reads 10 comments

  23. Jack Del Rio Justified in His Frustration with John Henderson

    Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio must notice that the temperature of his hot seat is steadily rising. After a disappointing 5-11 season, the Jaguars made numerous changes...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 375 reads 2 comments

  24. Vince Young's Best Move? Shut Up and Stay with Tennessee Titans

    Vince Young wants out. After spending the last year languishing on Tennessee's bench, the Texas alumnus lashed out at his organization on a television station in Baltimore...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 549 reads 4 comments

  25. Reggie Nelson Re-Dedicates Himself After Lackluster 2008

    Michael C. Wright of the Florida Times-Union recently wrote a story about Reggie Nelson and the fact that he was hard at work during the Memorial Day holiday...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about 5 years ago 175 reads 0 comments