Re: The 2011 Jags
So here's what went down best we can tell. There had been many rumors that a Jags sale was in the works, but the name that had been bandied about was Fred Smith of Fedex. Turns out now that maybe Smith was acting as the go between for Khan.
Apparently Weaver would have fired Del Rio after the coaching fiasco in Cleveland if he had not been tied up in these negotiations. He extended the GM for 3 years. The GM (Gene Smith) had (according to Pete Prisco) a relationship that had been deteriorating with Del Rio. He had turned down an extension earlier in the year. But once he knew what was going down with the new owner and Del Rio, he agreed.
Wayne Weaver is almost universally revered in town as the man who would not turn his back on the city. When they were awarding franchises in 93(?), the NFL tried for 2 weeks to have Weaver abandon Jax for St Louis.
And when they were talking about the change of ownership today, Weaver said he got lots of calls from LA, but he would never talk to them. He has every faith that Khan is committed to Jacksonville.
So.... If the glass is half full, we have a new owner committed to Jax, a new coach in the works, a GM we still (mostly) have faith in under contract for 3 years, a solid young defense, and a ton of room under the cap for next year.
Prisco seems to think that Jeff Fischer will want the Chargers job, and the 2 names he thinks are highest in the mix for Jags are Jay Gruden of Bengals and Joe DeCamillas of Dallas.
Last edited by JaxRed; 11-29-2011 at 08:40 PM.