My fellow Jaguar fans, it’s been a long & rough season, huh? I know, I feel your pain! Starting with the end of the NFL lockout to now, we have seen our fair share of heartbreak. It all started with the cutting of David Garrard and has continued with the firing of Jack Del Rio. As Jaguar fans we really have seen it all this season.
And here we sit in Week 14 with our 3-9 record. While most NFL fans would be ashamed of their team, it seems the Jaguars Nation is not. I mean after all this record is clearly a true representation of the season.
The 2011 season was not all bad, even though it’s hard to see now.
After the 2010 season, Jaguars fans made it clear that they wanted Jack Del Rio to go. However, Wayne Weaver gave him what I will label a “redemption” season. After the second week it was clear that this “redemption” season wasn’t going to pan out the way JDR had intended. Unfortunately, by the time Weaver decided that he had made the wrong decision it was too late.
With the announcement of Jack Del Rio being dismissed, came the news that the Jaguars would have a new owner soon. Changes always leave fans to speculation and this change was no different. From the rumors of the team moving to LA to the ignorant racial comments made about the team’s new owner; it is clear that this situation will not be going over without a small scandal.
Shahid Khan will replace Wayne Weaver starting in January, but true Jaguar fans are already excited about their new leader. During the Jaguars primetime MNF, fans could be spotted sporting their “Khan Stache” on national TV. This was just the Jags Nations way of showing their support & excitement for the new owner to take over.
Now I don’t want it to sound like Jaguar fans aren’t appreciative of everything the Weaver’s have done for Jacksonville. However, it is obvious that something in Jacksonville needs to change & this is a great opportunity.
During this season we have had the opportunity to watch our rookie quarterback learn & mature into what we can only hope will be a star NFL QB. I mean I know it’s been hard to watch him coward away from the tackle, miss wide open targets & constantly be ranked the 33rd quarterback in the NFL, but at least he has this season under his belt. While his future is still unclear, it seems reasonable that he would stay in Jacksonville & if that is the case then I guess he can only go up from here. I mean I guess he could try to be the 34th passer in the NFL.
You have to admit, no matter what your feelings towards Blaine are, that it is not entire his fault. This season was no different from the past few seasons. After all the QB still has no one to throw it to. Marcedes Lewis had the best season of his career in 2010, to turn around in 2011 & be completely useless. Mike Thomas is still the best option for a WR but is still not of the caliber he could be. Jarrett Dillard has shined during the season & is moving his way up the depth chart. Jason Hill made headlines this year, but not in the way he had hoped. After bad mouthing the New York Jets leading up to their game in week 2, he did nothing to impress this season & was then let go.
At the end of the day every Jaguar fan needs to sit down & thank God that we still have a healthy Maurice Jones Drew. Seriously, do it right now. Without this guy… whoa… I’m not sure I even want to venture down that road. Just think for a quick second how this season would’ve played out if MJD wasn’t on the field, I’ll give you a minute………….. Long enough… Kinda of scary, huh?
Now we all know how the Colts feel without Peyton. Speaking of which, thank God for the Colts bottoming out this year or the Jags really could be the worst team in the NFL.
You’ve heard it before & you’ll hear it again. This was just another rebuilding year in the Jaguars record books.
Can it even go down from here? Let’s just hope not.
Assuming the Jaguars don’t pull a miracle together & win a few games towards the end of the season, it’s looking like they could have a top 5 pick.
Perfect. Just what we need. Now let’s just hope that we don’t blow it!
I know it has been a long & tough season but don’t give up yet! The next few games are looking winnable! Starting with Sunday when the Jaguars will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.