Jacksonville Jaguars: Why Their 2011 NFL Season Was over Before It Started

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Jacksonville Jaguars: Why Their 2011 NFL Season Was over Before It Started
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For the Jacksonville Jaguars, "dreary" doesn't begin to describe the first quarter of their NFL season.

After a less-than-convincing win to open the season against the Tennessee Titans, the Jaguars have not caught a break since. They've dropped three straight, including two drubbings from the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints.

This is discouraging for all Jaguars fans, but it may not come as a surprise to them after a bizarre offseason. It was difficult to understand general manager Gene Smith's philosophy after trading-up to nab a highly-touted rookie quarterback and also spend $99.5 million on defensive free agents.

Was Smith stockpiling for the future? Or was he trying to win right now?

That mixed message can leave a team in a personnel limbo, which appears to be the case in Jacksonville. Here are a few offseason head-scratchers that are surfacing quickly in wake of a dismal 1-3 start.

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