Earlier today, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell addressed the local media to close out the year. John Oehser of Jaguars.com was on hand and has the goods. All links go to his Twitter unless noted otherwise..
- Caldwell said (link) that the offensive line needs to be addressed, but he feels good about where they are at the positions of right guard, center, and left tackle. Left guard Zane Beadles, he says, settled down later in the year.
- The GM is rooting for Justin Blackmon, but isn’t banking on his return at all (link) and hopes to hear about Blackmon’s status before the draft (link). Blackmon recently sold his Jacksonville area home.
- Caldwell feels that the Jaguars are “right on par” with where they thought they’d be and isn’t completely surprised with their 2014 record (link).
- Any coaching changes will be up to head coach Gus Bradley (link). Offensive line coach George Yamo plans to return (link).
- Caldwell noted that the team has to spend 95% of its allowance to hit the cap minimum (link), which may imply that he doesn’t have plans to spend like crazy this offseason.
- The GM said he likes the state of the roster and that he doesn’t feel compelled to draft a player to start right away (link).
- Caldwell says (link) that is appeared that the game slowed down for rookie quarterback Blake Bortles towards the end of the year.