Found August 02, 2012 on Football Nation:
THE PROBLEM: Justin Blackmon is not the solution at wide receiver. As painful as wasting a first-round draft pick might sound, the Jaguars should cut their losses and get rid of wide receiver Justin Blackmon.  With his second DUI, it’s clear that he’s heading down a troubled road like Pac- Man Jones and Dez Bryant did.  Additionally, Blackmon’s ongoing contract holdout places the Jaguars in a precarious position. Jacksonville will not restructure the contract of their franchise player and league rushing champion, Maurice Jones-Drew, so what makes Blackmon think he will get the deal he wants?  It does not matter if you are the franchise player, new owner Shahid Khan is running a strict business.  The Jaguars can save themselves long-term heartache by doing what the Oakland Raiders should have done with JaMarcus Russell back in 2007-- let go of their first-round pick. THE SOLUTION: Plaxico Burress and company to the rescue! One solution to Jacksonville’s issues would be to add ve...
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