Good Bye David Garrard

7 09 2011

“Good Byeeeeeee

Good Byeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Good Byeeeeeee

Good Byeeeeeeeeeeeeee

See Ya Later

We Had Fun…”

– Lyrics from a Yo Gabba Gabba song, a children’s show on Nickelodeon.

As I was reading more on the release of David Garrard by the Jaguars, this song starts to play in the background. My son is watching an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba where Jack Black guest stars as a new friend. One of the better episodes if you’re into that sort of thing. But it felt oddly right. When the story broke yesterday afternoon, I was shocked, but now that I’ve had a night’s rest, it feels right. Sure the way it was handled could have been better, but remember how they did it with Leftwich a few years back? Kind of the same thing.

More could be said about the Jaguars just throwing away all of their time for preparation in the preseason. Why let David do most of the first team work and get most of the first team snaps in the preseason games if you were thinking of letting him go? Did you not know who he was before the preseason began? Did he all of a sudden turn into a terrible quarterback? My guess is no, but he’s probably not worth the 8 million he was going to be due this year. Did the Jaguars say that? No. Jack Del Rio basically said that Luke McCown won the job by having a really great camp and he deserves the chance to be starter. Right.

Now what for Del Rio? I really admire him a lot, but he has to be done in Jacksonville. This was supposed to be a make or break year and now he’s starting Luke McCown and has Gabbert just waiting to be put in. Can he make something of this mess. He better hope MJD can carry the load all year because that’s the only way they salvage a .500 season.

The fantasy spin, Garrard was mostly owned in super deep leagues and leagues where you play 2 QB’s. So his impact isn’t that great. Who knows, maybe McCown will be awesome this year? LOL, I don’t see it but you never know. I would downgrade Mike Thomas slightly, keep MJD and Marcedes Lewis where they are.

But to leave on a positive note, lets remember how David Garrard won the starting job and got his pay-day. In the 2007 playoffs against the highly favored Steelers, Garrard scrambled on a 4th and two for 32 yards to set up the game winning field goal. You Go Boy!

-FFJ

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