New Year, Same Old Song and Dance


There was a new owner, a new coach and a bounty of new players brought in to recreate the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise.
They had two top-ten picks from the past two drafts in Blaine Gabbert and Justin Blackmon, the leagues leading rusher from a season ago in Maurice Jones-Drew and a fancy new catch phrase “All In” that got fans buzzing.
With all of that being said, all of new owner Shad Khan’s insane fortune could not have saved the Jaguars from the season it was about to endure. A 2-14 campaign that marked the worst season in franchise history.
The 2012 off-season brought a lot of excitement to the First Coast. Jack Del Rio was out as head coach and Mike Mularkey was brought in to run the show. The Jags drafted two-time Biletnikoff award winner Justin Blackmon to bolster a lethargic passing-offense and lets not forget that the Jags were “All In.”
Fast forward a year, the Jags were still an abysmal team, the GM Gene Smith was finally shown the door and Mularkey was right behind him.
So here we sit, the Jags new GM is David Caldwell who merely has to draft a handful of good players to out-do the job Smith did, the Jags were back in the head-coaching market and there are a never-ending list of question marks surrounding the franchise making it the biggest circus in the National Football League.
As if the circus wasn’t big enough, rumors continued to swirl around America’s favorite “quarterback” and Jacksonville’s own Tim Tebow. If Tebow were to join the black and teal you can be certain that he would be the ring-leader of the Jaguar circus.
So after a season full of antics and blunders that left a great deal of the Jaguars fan base feeling “All Out,” let’s see if Caldwell and Gus Bradley, the new head coach of the Jaguars, can regain some of the relevance and respect the city and franchise have been searching for.