This is a franchise with tons of potential, playing in a community that is passionate about football and loves to win. I can't think of a better place to be—Shad Khan on buying the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It seems as though the Jacksonville Jaguars have been on the clock for the 2012 NFL draft the moment Blaine Gabbert stepped onto the field in the third game of the season at home against the New Orleans Saints in his first start as an NFL quarterback.
Since then, speculation, questions and lack of answers on offense have led to a 5-11 season last year, a changing of the guard with Mike Mularkey as the new head coach, and of course, Shad Khan coming in to by the team from long-time owner Wayne Weaver.
Are these the new and improved Jacksonville Jaguars? We won't know until they get onto the field and show what they are made of. And everything starts behind center.
Whether fans like it or hate it, Gabbert deserves another year, a full year, to prove he is the quarterback and future of this team. Can he be the next Boomer Esiason? Fans just want him to be another Mark Brunell.
But while fans wait for the second-year pro to show his true skills, the focus now is on the draft, which is less than two weeks away.
The Jaguars need to focus on loading up talent on the offensive side of the ball why firming up the defense that finished sixth overall last season.
While trades have been bantered about and there has been some speculation of either a wide receiver or pass-rusher being the team's top choice by general manager Gene Smith, one player alone will not make this team a contender.
The Jaguars were last in total offense in the NFL last season and were quiet in free agency. The biggest splash the team has made this offseason is losing out in the Tim Tebow Sweepstakes, bringing in Laurent Robinson to help the passing game, and now, having to deal with the possible loss of defensive tackle Terrance Knighton due to this past week's bar fight.
Everything aside, this writer is hoping the Jaguars will look for quality and quantity so fans have something to really be excited about.
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