As I sat down to write my post for the day I thought to myself… Where do I even beginning? Do I start with the coaching changes? What about the roster changes? Do I address to rumors of the team’s relocation? So many topics to cover. Let’s just get right to it.
Change is in the air in Jacksonville; starting with the announcement that Jack Del Rio was dismissed as the head coach of the Jaguars. It didn’t stop there though. Next came the news that Wayne Weaver would be selling the team to Shahid Khan.
Of course, news like this has been rocking the Jaguars nation. Speculation from all angles has set in & rumors are flying like hot cakes.
Let’s start with the rumors. Okay, first & for most until you hear the new owner Khan say he is moving the team, can we just put it to rest? I’m so sick of signing on Twitter & listen to everyone name off different cities in which the team will be moving.
Maybe you didn’t watch the press conference that was held on Monday & that’s why you are a little confused. Wayne Weaver decided to sell the team to Khan because he was confident in him & trusted that he would do whatever it takes to make the franchise successful in Jacksonville.
Sure, Weaver is simply putting his trust in Khan and once the papers are signed Khan can do whatever he wants. But there are so many other factors that come into play here.
First off, the franchise has a lease at EverBank that won’t expire until 2030! I doubt they will overlook that fact, which means Khan would have to spend millions just to break the contract.
Second, don’t forget that if Khan wanted to move the team he would need the approval of Roger Goodell & the rest of the NFL owners. Who thinks that would take awhile? (Insert raised hand). Do you honestly think the other NFL owners would simply ratify Khan’s path to billions of dollars without getting involved?
With that being said, there is no guarantee that the franchise would even be successful in LA. I mean there’s a reason they don’t currently have a team.
To finish off this topic, let’s also mention the rumor of the team moving to St. Louis. You may be thinking, “wait don’t they already have a team?” And you would be correct. In order for this nonsense rumor to work, the Rams would have to move to LA & then the Jags would move to St. Louis. Please raise your hand if this makes any sense to you? (If your hand is currently raised then you’re lucky you are at a computer & not in a room filled with people) Clearly this theory is dumb.
Alright enough of that. Now let’s discuss the roster changes that occurred since Mel Tucker took over as head coach. WR Jason Hill was cut from the team on Wednesday. This came as a small shock to fans. The only shocking part is that the Jaguars were using him as a #2 WR. Granted I don’t think anyone believes he earned that spot. This roster move will give other WR such as Chastin West & Jarrett Dillard more targets and will hopefully help out the struggling passing offense in Jacksonville.
S Courtney Greene was placed on injured reserve after missing four games this season (2 due to a neck injury & 2 for a hamstring injury). This gives Jacksonville a total of 18 players on IR, the most of any NFL team this season.
Mel Tucker also made the decision to promote RB DuJuan Harris from the practice squad and sign CB Morgan Trent.
That seems like enough roster changes for one day.
Now let’s figure out which coach is in charge of what area. For this I have drawn a diagram…
This should clear up the confusion… & hopefully it didn’t add any.
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