Sep 14, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden (R) shakes hands with Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley (L) after their game at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
4) Can the Jaguars Win?
If Gus Bradley can keep the Jacksonville Jaguars together, put the defense together, and bring the offense up to par then the most logical question (and the one we all care about most) is whether the Jaguars can win. Seven wins is rough, but what if that 7-25 record becomes 10-38 after this next season? What if it’s just 12-36? Head coaches are measured by their wins and so far the Jaguars under Bradley have been a failure. I’m all for patience with head coaches (especially when they inherit a mess) but patience stretches thin after three years.
The Jaguars front office will be doing some serious evaluating after the 2015 season regardless of the record. Owner Shad Khan hasn’t said the Jags need to win a specific number of games for the Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell to keep their jobs, but showing progress would definitely help. Competitiveness is nice, but those W’s need to start adding up for Bradley to be safe heading into 2016. They need to keep adding up for the Jags fans to not lose patience.
This is a major rebuild and while that shouldn’t be lost, winning is still the measurement of success in the NFL. Can Gus Bradley do it with the Jaguars? That’s the primary question for the year and we’ll have to see if the team can finally put it together in year three.
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