With the 2013 Regular Season upon us, let’s look at a few easy steps to follow that will ensure a great year as a Jaguars Fan.
1. Keep It Real- There’s been a lot of hype with Caldwell and Bradley coming aboard, as there should be. But, don’t be naïve and think that the whole organization is going to turn around in one year. They’re building a foundation to set the team up for future success. So stay focused on the light, because 2014 and beyond is already shaping up to be much brighter.
2. Watch a lot of college ball- And by college ball, I mean not only your favorite team. The odds the Jaguars are going to get a high draft pick next year are probably going to be really good. Keep an eye out for potential studs. Trust me on this, the offseason will be much more enjoyable. You have the NFL Combine, Pro Days and of course the Super Bowl of the Off Season, the Draft! Being born in England, raised in New Mexico and living in Hawaii would make for an obvious Jacksonville Jaguars Fan, right? No. I became a fan of Mark Brunell first in college, then a fan of the Jags, ala Brunell.
3. Focus On The Future- Keep an eye on the Caldwell Era, not the Smith Era. These are the players they’ll be focusing on as well. While many of the players that Gene Smith brought in will contribute, Caldwell and Bradley don’t owe them anything. Also when purchasing a jersey, getting a Cyprian or Robinson can be worn for many more season, while an MJD or Monroe might only be good for one more season. (My MJD jersey is due to arrive on Monday by the way. Big Fan)
It’s going to be a painful season, but only if you make it that way. Remember to think about the future, stay positive and stand united.