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Marriage matters to Jaguars

4/13/2012

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union pointed us to this Wall Street journal piece by Kevin Clark.

As they seek high character, the Jaguars have factored wives into the equation while courting players.

Said Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey:

"If you're happy at home with your wife at home, I think the energy level is higher. It's very important to me...There's a lot that goes with being married. I just believe the happier you are with your wife, the happier you are on the field. I really believe that."

Hey, I’ve got no problem with that so long as the team doesn’t overvalue it. They would be silly to not go after a top top pass-rusher or receiver if he wasn't married.

Football playing ability is the overriding No. 1 factor. If marital status and quality of wife (see what I tried to do there?) is on the long list of other matters in your equation, I’m OK with that. And it's definitely smart to court wives in addition to their husbands, because they're obviously big in the decision-making.

How do you feel about it?