Jaguars fans must trust new regime and their decision-making
The Jaguars’ brass is taking a different approach and that’s fine
Another weird thing that can happen to a fractured fanbase like the Jaguars is getting used to doing things the same way over and over again, even though what the team has been doing hasn’t been working. Fans get used to conventional thinking, and they become alarmed at deviations from the norm even when conventional thinking has led to losing season after losing season.
Look no further than the flurry of activity that occurred last week after the initial 53-man roster was named. Once the waiver wire opened, it was chaos in Jacksonville. At first, the Jaguars had two kickers. Then, they had no kickers. Then, they had a new kicker. Then, they resigned one of the kickers they waived to the practice squad. Then they cut Adam Gotsis. Then, they resigned Adam Gotsis.
What in the wild, wild world of sports is a-goin’ on here?
It’s different, that’s for sure, and observers definitely noticed. But, maybe, what fans are seeing is a novel approach from general manager Trent Baalke and Doug Pederson. Maybe these two men came in with fresh perspectives allowing them to look at a bad situation, and think outside the box. Why continue to do things the same way? The same way hasn’t worked here, would it really hurt to try something new?