The Lung wrote:WTF? Why would Jimmy Smith wait until after the draft to retire? If I were brass in the Jaguars organization, I'd be pissed.
Agreed. This is an unusally selfish act by a normally classy guy. It seemed he still had some go in the tank, so I didn't see this one coming. I wonder if the draft had some bearing on his choice? Could be he didn't think they improved enough for them to have a chance, and just couldn't see the point in pushing an older body one more year and risking injury for nothing. Regardless, I do think we will see much more of Matt Jones this year. Wilford may be the bigger recipient of the dividends, but Jones seemed to be catching on a bit last year, and should only improve this year.