The Jacksonville Jaguars are gearing up for the 2015 NFL season and it’s clear that this is a year to be optimistic about.
Head coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell are in year three of their massive rebuild and it finally be time that this overhauled roster starts to bear fruit.
Jags owner Shad Khan is a patient man and he is more than willing to give Bradley and Caldwell chances to prove that their work can pay off in the long run. But under the glowering mustache, the heat begins to simmer. Around the league, analysts are noting that if the chair doesn’t get hot under Bradley in 2015 it certainly will in 2016.
"“You evaluate by saying, ‘Are we better than two years ago?’” Khan said. “Unquestionably, we’re better than we were two years ago. They are great people, hard-working people and they’re doing everything they can to move the team forward.”"
The team is undoubtedly better than the low-water mark set in 2012 when the team went 2-14 under one-year head coach Mike Mularkey and general (mis)manager Gene Smith.
What does that look like in 2015? Does the team compete for .500? Does the team manage just a handful of wins? Will they double the seven wins that Bradley has produced in two seasons?
There doesn’t seem to be a clear consensus with some optimists hoping for 9-7 and a wildcard berth while others soberly predict another three or four-win season.
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