Re: Jacksonville Jaguars 2013 Thread
First of all for those of you who think the Jags are going to LA. No one here seriously believes or is threatened by that. And it's kind of old news.
Jags have not had a game blacked out since 2009.
When teams had a chance to lower the percentage of tix that must be sold to avoid a blackout the Jags did NOT do that.
Jags did this despite being
Jags were 20th in attendance out of 32 teams despite being one of the smallest markets, and having a stadium that even with tarps is 24th biggest ahead of teams like Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit, etc. And despite having a generally crappy team for about 10 years.
And as far as Khan being an intrusive owner, I don't think that holds water. In only one area can Khan be said to have intruded and that is in regards to Tebow. And that has been put to bed. As he said in an interview after the Caldwell press conference, 'he expressed an interest, his football people said to go another direction, and he let his football people make the decision."
And as far as coaching/GM moves, Wayne Weaver is the one who fired the previous Coach Del Rio and extended the GM (Harris). Khan let the GM pick the Coach.
After a 2-14 season, he correctly decided to relieve the GM. He kept the Coach, until the new GM indicated he wanted a new coach. Again he went along with the football people.
And off the field, he's stated he intends to raise the media level of the Jags and make them an international brand. He volunteered them for Hard Knocks, and signed them up to be the London NFL team the next 4 years.
He's spent his own money to upgrade the stadium sound system and the locker roon is supposed to be the best in the NFL.
Now we just have to start winning some games....