Thursday, November 17, 2011

The beginning of life without Rasheen Mathis?

He has become on of the most picked on players on the Jaguars roster. Fans have seemed to turn on him and forgotten what a good player he was and still in reality is. Well those fans who said the Jaguars would be better without Rasheen Mathis will get there wish for the rest of this year and maybe forever.

Rasheen Mathis was placed on IR this week and is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. Unless the Jaguars put the franchise tag on him could walk and go find a new team. So why wouldn't he leave? After all it seems that the majority of fans have turned on him. To most fans they see him getting burned a lot. What they don't see is that it's not always his fault and in fact a large amount of that time it's the safety's fault. The fans however don't see this so they put all the blame on Mathis and want to start the next guy, who in this case would be William Middleton. Make no mistake this is a huge loss to a team with the fourth best defense in the league.

Mathis was drafted in the second round of the 2003 draft by the Jaguars and has been here ever since. In his career he has 30 interceptions, the most in Jaguars history and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2006. Hopefully Mathis, who is 30, will return to the Jaguars next season but it doesn't look too good. If it is the end of his time here he will be missed, even more so when the Jags play the Steelers.

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