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Wayne Weaver is one of the NFL's worst owners

I know shocking statement and he gets lots of love because he helped get a team to Jacksonville and says he will keep the team here. However every other decision has been quite horrible. Just sticking to decisions that effected this season show a lack of understanding and/or care about the product on the field. The only thing I don't understand is whether it's the money that causes him to continue to make these bad decisions or he is just the most loyal person in the National Football League.


For things that effected this season we have

Jack Del Rio's contract extention after the playoff run in 2007. He overpaid a middle of the road coach who managed a weaker schedule to sneak into the playoffs. This has led to keep Jack around for atleast this season and I have no faith that Mr. Weaver will fire JDR after this season because I doubt he will be willing to pay two head coaches.

Thinking his players are not smart. I mean that's what the decision to keep JDR around because of the lockout boils down to. He thought that by changing coaching staffs his players would be unable to compete. He had no faith in his own players to be smart enough to grasp a new system with a shortened pre-season

Making Gene Smith the General Manager. After the Shack Harris Error, he decided to promote someone within the system who was also responsible for making all those poor drafting and poor free agency decisions. While this year's defense is much improved the team overspent on Clint Session. Also Gene Smith has a poor track record of fixing/drafting for offense.

Keeping everyone on the staff whose last name is not Del Rio on a one-year deal. This is the big one because it led Mike Shula to jump ship for job security and left a WR coach in charge of grooming a raw prospect QB.

All of the above set the 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars up for a disappointing season and if he continues with this trend it is very likely we could see the 2012 Jaguars looking exactly like the 2011 edition. That's what makes Wayne Weaver one of the worst owners in the NFL. I think we've gotten to the point where Wayne Weaver is proving the point of doing the same thing over again expecting different results. As owner this team has peaked early and as this franchise goes on it sputters down to being a top 10 drafting team. Sure there are spikes here and there but overall this franchise is not run well and sadly will continue to be this way until someone else buys this team.

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