1. Jacksonville's Top 10 Draft Picks Not From the State of Florida

    In the past few days, I've written two stories dealing with the draft blunders of two franchises: the Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Francisco 49ers. Both pieces got pretty positive responses, so I wanted to play draft analyst again...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 2,596 reads 4 comments

  2. Hey Bloggers: Leave Mike Vick Alone

    So the hoopla around Mike Vick's recent release reached ridiculous new heights on Memorial Day. TMZ, the lowest of the low as far as I'm concerned, ran a story and pictures of Vick enjoying a barbecue on Memorial Day...

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  3. Jacksonville Jaguars' Truth About Sex Program Sorely Needed

    For the 10th consecutive year, the Jaguars Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida will run its "Teens and Sex...The Real Truth," a television forum between middle school and high school students and their parents...

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  4. San Francisco's Worst Draft Blunders of the Last 15 Years

    A few days ago, I wrote a piece about Jacksonville's top five draft-doers. That assignment was relatively easy, although there was some controversy about my inclusion of Tony Boselli on that list...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 23,001 reads 57 comments

  5. Looking Back at Frank Gore's Running Mates

    In the last five years, there has been an increasingly common trend in the NFL; the two-headed running attack. It makes sense from a longevity standpoint, because running backs usually have the shortest NFL careers...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 1,061 reads 72 comments

  6. Jones-Drew's Agent to Lex and Terry Show: Gimme the Loot

    Anyone who has a long commute to work knows the importance of a good morning radio show.Unfortunately, I have to drive an hour to work every day. And when I'm not trying to get caught up on things in the world of sports, I listen to Lex and Terry...

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  7. Jacksonville's Top Five Draft Do-Overs

    Any sports franchise can look back at its history and point out some decisions that were regrettable. Those miscues and blunders are especially magnified for expansion teams that haven't been ...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 1,216 reads 21 comments

  8. Would Rex Grossman Be a Good Fit in Jacksonville?

    Earlier this month, I wrote an article dealing with Jacksonville's pathetic backup quarterback situation. Behind David Garrard, the Jaguars have Cleo Lemon (who the team inexplicably signed to a three-year, $8...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 806 reads 9 comments

  9. Hopefully Jimmy Smith Gets the Help He Needs

    In what has been a long fall from grace since his playing days ended, Jimmy Smith will endure another painful chapter of his life today. Smith, who was arrested on Apr...

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  10. Grading the San Francisco 49ers' Quarterbacks

    Fellow 49er fans, Do you remember the days when the LAST thing any of us had to worry about was our quarterback? When you stop and think about it, we were really quite lucky...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 1,653 reads 26 comments

  11. Derrick Harvey Will Shine in 2009

    Derrick Harvey was supposed to take Jacksonville to the next level in 2008. The only thing missing from Jacksonville's team in 2007 was a consistent pass rush. The Jaguars did record 37 sacks that season, which was tied for ninth in the NFL...

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  12. Matt Jones' Ideal Home? The City by the Bay

    I'm a firm believer in second chances. In my mind, guys like Plaxico Burress, Michael Vick, and the like shouldn't be NFL pariahs forever because of their indiscretions. My life has been filled with second chances...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 902 reads 9 comments

  13. The NFL's Top Five Running Back Duos

    WARNING: If you're reading this article and don't recognize the guy in the picture, you need to do some serious studying (about sports, of course)...

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  14. The NFL's Best Second Round Draft Picks Of the Last 10 Years

    On Monday, I wrote an article about Maurice Jones-Drew and his incredible production during his first three years in the NFL. As Jaguar fans well know, MJD chose the number 32 because he didn't get drafted until the second round...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 2,257 reads 42 comments

  15. Who Will Spell Maurice Jones-Drew at RB?

    When Maurice Jones-Drew joined the Jaguars in 2006, Jacksonville suddenly had one of the best running back tandems in the NFL. Fred Taylor and MJD would take turns wearing out defenses...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 1,093 reads 4 comments

  16. Fred Taylor Finds Motivation, Responsibility with New Team

    During Fred Taylor's tenure with the Jaguars, he had his own training regimen. That consisted of going to Miami and doing his own thing until he had to be in Jacksonville. But in his first year up in Foxborough, Mass...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 232 reads 7 comments

  17. Is It Finally Mike Walker's Time To Shine?

    The NFL career of Mike Walker up to this point could best be described on nondescript. Walker, the wide receiver out of UCF, has shown great promise at times during practice and training camp...

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  18. It's Only Fitting for Tony Gwynn's Progeny to Make His Way to San Diego

    For 20 years, Tony Gwynn was the face of the Padres' franchise. Growing up in San Diego, I idolized No. 19. I'm still bitter about the 1994 strike season. I'm convinced that Gwynn would have hit ...

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  19. Five Plays That Sum Up the Jacksonville Jaguars' 2008 Campaign

    When I started thinking about the most successful offensive plays from Jacksonville's 2008 season, there was a long pause...

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  20. Shaun Hill Paid His Dues: Let Him Start

    San Francisco Head Coach Mike Singletary has made it clear that no one is safe. After taking over as head coach in the middle of last season, he discovered that same of the players had become fat and happy...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 411 reads 3 comments

  21. Dre' Bly Signing Shows SF 49ers Front Office Is Finally Paying Attention

    Since the dawn of the new millennium, the one word that sums up the 49ers front office is "ineptitude." Chasing Mariucci and Garcia away to placate TO, letting TO get away for virtually ...

    Daniel Shanks Written by Daniel Shanks about over 5 years ago 717 reads 15 comments

  22. Peavy's Presence Gives Pads Glimmer of Hope

    When rumors surfaced that ace Jake Peavy was heading to the White Sox, fans of the Friars had to be holding their collective breath. Before the season began, Padre fans waited anxiously while "Peavy to the Cubs" rumors ran rampant...

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  23. Can Tebow Boost Ticket Sales in Jacksonville?

    Throughout the history of Jacksonville's franchise, selling tickets has been a major problem. This year is no different, as the Jaguars are still well short of the numbers necessary to keep their home games from being blacked out...

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  24. Tony Dungy Can Redeem Michael Vick's Wayward Career

    The Internet and sports talk radio airwaves have been rife with speculation about Michael Vick's return to the NFL since he was released from Leavenworth this morning...

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  25. Hayward Never Had Anything to Worry About

    There was a very interesting article about Reggie Hayward in today's (May 19) Florida Times-Union. The article, written by Vito Stellino, dealt with Hayward's concerns during the off-season about staying in Jacksonville...

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