First off let me explain I am no journalist and a die hard fan from day one. However I think people in general as well as the media are making way too much of a big deal over nothing. For starters the Jags are not leaving Jacksonville anytime soon. There is no where built to go. Blue prints never equal the actual design that takes time to build. And LA has proven twice that they do not want an NFL team there. All previous attempts have failed big time. London once again nothing has been built and everyone I talk to over there says. It would be fun to watch every once in a wile. Soccer is big there not American football. Ufc is huge over there as well. So until something is built no one is going any where.
Next Gene never had an intentions of drafting Tebow. Even if a trade down could of been made. They would of went a different route or traded down again to get the guy they missed out on Lee. Along with a DE. And Gene is in the process of making a winning team for the long haul. But that takes time. I see him on the path of great drafts and creating what the Patriots/ Steelers franchises are. Yes his picks haven't been the most lavishing but they have been effective. And what I love most about what gene is doing is creating competition and making everyone expandable. That is what separates playoff contending franchises from mediocre ones. He is building from the trenches and laying down a foundation. Whats not to love? Gene is not listening to so called media experts because he knows what he is doing. And knows the real secret to ticket sales is constantly improving and winning not a high media player patch.
I absolutely love the first four picks after careful thought. At first like most I was thinking dline again? Then I said wait a minute and the light came on. See gene was drafting different types of linemen. Because in the NFL in a pass happy division you need to think outside the box. With our new group in addition to Heywood and Kampman and possibly Harvey there is so much we can do. So many different schemes, miss matches, looks, blitzes, etc we can create. Add to the fact on the other side of the ball regardless of a qb situation which next year. The franchise qb will be drafted regardless of this seasons record. This new offense with another year under their belt will mesh so much better and the play book should be expanded. Due to the fact of better more explosive players trying to make the most of the situation who love to play and trying their best to make a name for themselves. And once again competition all across the board.
So yea the safety area is a concern and center but you cant fix everything all at once that takes time. So I firmly believe even if we don't make the playoffs this year. The jags are not going anywhere nor will the fan base with Gene at the helm. Cause one more stellar draft and in my mind. Not only is the division ours to loose and not vice versa. But we will remain playoff bound (barring major injuries ) for many years to come. And that has me excited and so ready to see the Jags play year in and year out. And more pumped then have been in previous years. Like I said no need to worry the Jags are not going anywhere anytime soon.