Jacksonville Jaguars: At 3-3, the Sky Is Not Falling

Robert MinnsContributor IOctober 19, 2010

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10: David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars hands off to Maurice Jones-Drew #32 against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Jacksonville won 36-26. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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After last night's very one-sided loss, I was amazed at all the negativity popping up about the Jacksonville Jaguars. And not from the national media, but our own fans. I think people are starting to mistake being as irrational as a paranoid schizophrenic with being passionate fans.

A passionate fan is not one who just dumps on their team every time they do bad, it's a fan that supports the team through thick and thin. I am not saying that you can't claim the team has negatives, all teams do. But to act like the sky is falling when a team is 3-3 is ridiculous, and if you feel that way you need to see a medical provider to balance out that bipolar disorder.

We need perspective. It can be much worse than this. The Jaguars were just over .500 under Jack Del Rio since 2003, and that's a good thing. We don't have dominant players on anything other than special teams, and we haven't had any "star filled" rosters.

Maurice Jones-Drew was a dominant player, but he clearly isn't so far this year, and I am wondering if he is nearing the end with the way his burst has been lost.

What Jaguars fans need to remember is that .500 over the last seven years is better than many teams in the league. Just ask the Lions, 49ers, Bills, Raiders, Rams, Browns, Redskins, Bengals etc. It can be so much worse, and its not. Considering our lack of dominant star players at any position other than kicker, we should be happy that we are at .500.

Last night's game was awful, and we had no chance as soon as David Garrard went down. I can't believe that people are trying to say Trent Edwards was better when he had two picks and looked like he couldn't get the ball to go 20 yards downfield. Every pass he threw looked like it had no power and just wobbled through the air.

Jaguar fans need to step back and take a look at themselves and the things they are saying. We sound like the supposed national media who doesn't give the Jaguars respect. How can anyone expect the Jaguars to get respect, when they can't even get that from their own fans. If being a fan of the Jaguars is that traumatic a experience, then don't do it.