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  1. Caldwell gets OT first, as Smith did

    Paul Kuharsky

    In 2009, with his first pick as an NFL general manager, Gene Smith selected Eugene Monroe at No. 8 overall. Smith believed the foundation of his Jacksonville Jaguars should start with a cornerstone lineman. Four years later, Smith's successor, Dav...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  2. RTC: Andre Johnson wants another WR

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Andre Johnson is among the masses who want to see the Texans add another top wide receiver, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. To which I say: Is one of the batch of receivers expected to be a...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  3. Chat wrap: Oh, the places we went

    Paul Kuharsky

    I was a little nervous about Thursdays chat after two weeks away: Would I remember how to put it all together? Alas, you made it smooth as could be and we rolled. Among the topics we covered: The Jaguars and Gene Smith. Jake Locker's pote...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  4. Khan on Jaguars: No illusion on rebuild

    Paul Kuharsky

    Shad Khan is generally careful not to be too harsh about the term of former general manager Gene Smith. When Khan bought the team late in the 2011 season from Wayne Weaver, he inherited a GM who had just gotten his contract extended, and he stuck ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  5. Jaguars' Cox, Knighton fare well elsewhere

    Paul Kuharsky

    Cornerback Derek Cox and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton represented the best of Gene Smith. The former Jaguars general manager went too far in steering away from big conferences. He liked guys from off the beaten path with nice stories. He ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  6. Laurent Robinson, cautionary tale

    Paul Kuharsky

    Fans of teams who've signed big free agents in the first day of the new league year are largely overjoyed at the news. Laurent Robinson is just a year removed from his big day and offers a cautionary tale. Let's remember it's completely possibl...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  7. Whimper release a good sign for Jaguars

    Paul Kuharsky

    Guy Whimper, released Wednesday by the Jaguars, was somewhat of a symbol of stubbornness to me. Jacksonville -- with, I believe, deposed general manager Gene Smith at the head of the line -- insisted Whimper was an NFL-caliber player. The evidence...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  8. Jaguars plan to look to major conferences

    Paul Kuharsky

    During four years as the Jaguars general manager, Gene Smith developed a reputation as a personnel man who liked small college guys. He didn't do it early on. His four first-round picks were out of Virginia, Cal, Missouri and Oklahoma State. Bu...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  9. New grades from Kiper for 2012 draft

    Paul Kuharsky

    Mel Kiper Jr. looked back on the 2012 NFL draft and his grades and offers a revised mark to every team in this Insider piece. Let's look at what he said about the AFC South. Texans Summary: "Each of the first six players drafted by the Texan...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  10. RTC: A look at Andrew Luck, minus context

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage... Houston Texans Relaxing at the Pro Bowl, Matt Schaub said both he and the Texans can play better and are capable of winning the Super Bowl, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. The Texans have issues on special ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  11. Bradley-Caldwell duo about energy, passion

    Paul Kuharsky

    The tendency in the NFL with hires is to get guys who are largely the opposite of the people they are replacing. Departed Jaguars general manager Gene Smith and coach Mike Mularkey were low-key guys. Replacements David Caldwell and Gus Bradley ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  12. MJD on holding out, the Tebow question

    Paul Kuharsky

    Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew hosted a special show with Adam Schein at SiriusXM NFL Radio live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday. They were kind enough to pass on some of what he said. Schein asked him a couple o...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  13. On Jaguars' candidates, QBs and Mularkey

    Paul Kuharsky

    The first three names to emerge as candidates to replace Mike Mularkey as head coach in Jacksonville are St. Louis offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Atlanta special-teams coach Keith Armstr...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. Like Caldwell, Telesco a Polian protégé

    Paul Kuharsky

    Two GM jobs have been filled in the last two days, and two guys who worked for Bill Polian in Indianapolis got the jobs. First David Caldwell moved from the Falcons' front office to Jacksonville to replace the fired Gene Smith. Now Tom Telesco, wh...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  15. Caldwell's first question: Keep Mularkey?

    Paul Kuharsky

    New Jaguars general manager David Caldwell and Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey worked for the Atlanta Falcons together from 2008 through 2011 -- Caldwell in the scouting department and front office, Mularkey as the offensive coordinator. How much of a...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. RTC: Colts' inexperience not a concern

    Paul Kuharsky

    Happy New Year! We're reading the coverage: Houston Texans If you have to crawl before you walk, then the Texans are perfectly positioned, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Brooks Reed is "touch-and-go" with his groin injury accord...

    Blog | January 01, 2013