Originally Posted by GP
You remember the time, about 10 years ago, when Texans fans were on message boards and saying all the things you're saying right now???
Yeah, well...the shoe is on the other foot now. You can wish all you want. You can hope all you want. Only until you see your record, which ought to fall somewhere around 4-12 or maybe 5-11...6-10 if things go well for the Jags...only then will you recall this conversation we're having about the Jags' prospects for 2012 and beyond.
And the "beyond" is what's really depressing, actually. Because after 2012 ends, you'll have a serious QB situation that cannot be ignored or "wished upon a star for" etc. Your RB will be a year older, and he's grinding out his career on a team that does nothing with his yards. You're first round pick of Blackmon will prove to be a mistake, as usual. Your team, IMO, is going to be pretty bad for the next 5 years.
Last season and this season will be the best years you have. And frankly, it doesn't look like your new owner knows much of anything about football. And you don't even want to get started on thinking about the team moving, which is very possible with a new owner who has no sense of loyalty to NFL history and won't think twice about making a financial decision of moving the team.
Enjoy your year. It's going to get worse than what it is now. I sincerely don't mean to be rude, just being honest about the course your team is set upon. It's inescapable. We know full well, because we had grand illusions when we were a new team 10 years ago. Only in year 9 (last year) did anything materialize for us. Prior to that, it was 8 years of mediocrity.. So me saying you guys have 5 years of mediocrity is not as bad as it sounds. But I think it's a fair estimate of the Jags' situation.
OK, If the Jags do win the division or a even better record than last season, I want you to bite your lip and learn, every year is different in the NFL. That's what makes it so fun to watch. I don't see Khan wanting to move this team. I see an new owner, who for the first time ever, started the Jaguar Caravan...go to the Jags site..read up...Weaver NEVER when outside Duval county! That doesn't sound like a owner, who wants to pull up and leave...ummm, I know Houston knows that feeling! All I'm saying, your one injury away from winning and losing. It's just football, sit back and enjoy. If the Jags do suck this season, so be it...I'll be there, supporting them the following season...the same you would do for the Texans. I do think the AFC South is up for grabs this season...Here's to football, let's enjoy!