It’s time to cut to the point – the Jaguars need wins. I’m not suggesting that this team needs to be as formidable as it was from 1997-1999, but the multitude of adjustments made over the past few years have to translate on the field this year.
Ever since Dave Caldwell was allowed to break out the Pine-Sol, Scrubbing Bubbles and Lysol to clean house, it has been widely accepted that the Jaguars would struggle, and rightfully so. But now fast forward to the present day where you have an established (although young) QB in Blake Bortles, improved depth and young players that are beginning to show promise (primarily WR Allen Robinson) and you can see why optimism, at least from me, is in the air.
So, why 7 wins? Because that’s all you need to make it to the playoffs…
I’m not joking. If the Jaguars somehow scraped and limped into the playoffs with 7 wins, I would take it. But back to the topic at hand.
I looked back at the 2011 Jaguars that sported rookie QB Blaine Gabbert at the helm. That team won 5 games and then dropped into obscurity (if it already hadn’t done so by season’s end… in two years it would be in a place called obscurion, which is obscurity 2.0). But my gut feeling is that this team is better than the 2011 version, a statement I would’ve also said towards the end of last season.
All of the analysis and conjecture are nice, but wins is the most important statistic of them all. I suspect the Jaguars will indeed get 7 wins this season marking for a successful season (all things considered within a vacuum, of course).
What do you think?
Go Jaguars. God bless.