What’s Next – Looking to the Future

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Of course, what offseason would be complete without speculation on how the season will go?

  • The dear people over at the Sporting News just picked Jacksonville to go 5-11.  5-11 is horrendous, terrible, preposterous, just about every adjective with a negative connotation (unless you’re the Texans or Raiders and like picking early in the draft).  But how do I think the season will go?  Of course my prediction will probably change over the course of the offseason, but right now, I’m seeing strength after strength after strength in this organization.  Is 10-6 (or whatever the proper ratio of those numbers may be in a shortened season) possible?  I think so.  No, not possible, probable.  If not for just the reasons listed above.  The Jaguars are organizing, practicing, developing new and old talent alike, and they’re going to be playing football the way they want to play it.  Will there be a meltdown at the end of the season?  History says yes.  Will it matter if the Jags are already 10-2, not at all.  I’m calling it now folks, 10-6 is probable.  The Jaguars will dominate the start of the season due to limited playbooks by opposing teams and easier integration of our new players through simplified playcalling.  I’m not reading anything bad at all.  Now, I’m not looking in Zoltan’s crystal ball or anything, but we’ll see.

See you next week Jags Nation.

-Luke N. Sims

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Topics: Atlanta Falcons, Bill Belichick, Blaine Gabbert, Cecil Shorts, Cleveland Browns, David Garrard, Gene Smith, Green Bay Packers, Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville Jaguars, Marcedes Lewis, Maurice Jones-drew, Mike Sims-walker, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rashean Mathis, Will Rackley

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  • http://blackandteal.com/author/jagtagonist/ Brandon Clark

    When did Mathis skip off-season workouts besides the contract holdout last off-season.

    I must have missed something.

    Great article, Luke. It was a good read.

  • Luke

    He’s never been, shall we say “enthusiastic?” But anyway, I found no research to support it after your comment, it has now been changed to be more factual my dear sir! Merci!

    • http://blackandteal.com/author/jagtagonist/ Brandon Clark

      mercy boo q

      thats how rednecks speak french lol

  • http://blackandteal.com/author/jagtagonist/ Brandon Clark

    by the way,

    I almost wrote an article yesterday about how the Jaguars had an advantage with a simpler style of offense

    I’m glad someone agrees!

    • Luke

      Take it with a grain of salt, you and I tend to agree on a number of things. A lot of other people may not (unfortunately). But it should be a decent advantage for us all the same.

  • kjones407

    I say we go 9-7 and just miss the playoffs, unless that record is good enough to clinch the division. With every team in the division having a similarly tough schedule, that could very well be the case. At worst, I could see another 8-8 season. Either way, I think Del Rio comes back for 2012, barring a complete collapse. If this team goes 10-6, I would love that. It would mean we are ahead of the curve and the young players are progressing faster than expected, which is welcomed. These player led activities is refreshing, which proves that character really does count and Gene knows what he is doing. I can’t wait to see how it pans out and if it will equate to more wins.