NEW ORLEANS — During an exclusive party Thursday night for NFL owners and their guests, at least two colleagues approached Jaguars owner Shad Khan. “They said, ‘This is your third year or your second year, right?’ ” Khan said. “I said, ‘It sure feels like it, but it’s been about a year.’ The NFL, I’m finding out, you have to measure out in dog years.” Yes, Khan’s 13 months in charge of the Jaguars has been that interesting. They’ve had two general managers, two coaches … and two victories, which have overshadowed the off-the-field success.
Gus Bradley has no idea what the Jaguars’ 2013 record will be, nor is he making predictions. His hopes? Well, Bradley – the Jaguars’ new head coach – said his aspirations for the 2013 season are simple, and focus not on record or playoff hopes or even how the coming year compares to seasons past. Bradley, hired two weeks ago as the franchise’s fourth permanent head coach, said his objective for his first season is the same as it will be the following year and the year after and the year after...
4. Philosophical approach. We’ll spend most of this post-Senior Bowl, pre-Super Bowl Fabulous Four on the topic of Gus Bradley, now in his 16th day as the Jaguars’ permanent head coach and in the early stages of establishing his philosophy for the organization. And make no mistake: with Bradley, understanding his philosophy is key to understanding how he will function as a head coach. Bradley said this week he first consciously developed a personal philosophy after hearing then-Alabama football coach Gene Stallings speak at a coaching convention in 1992, the year Stallings coached the Crimson Tide to a national championship.
Football is a very physical game, and it has not been until recently that we have started to understand the damaging effects an NFL career can have on the human body. Perhaps no player currently in the league exemplifies those effects more than Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson. Robinson is currently in recovery from the four concussions he suffered during the 2012 season, and is still dealing with symptoms more than two months removed from the last concussion he suffered.