While his focus now is on the Jaguars' coaching search, new owner Shahid Khan will soon address the unspecified changes he believes need to be made in the franchise's business model. Any owner coming into the NFL has his own ideas of how things should be run and, if necessary, that can be accompanied by shifts in personnel or employees being replaced.
The Jaguars interviewed New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for their head coaching position on Friday, a day after general manager Gene Smith reportedly flew to Charlotte, N.C., to interview Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.
Each week in the Magnificent Seven, jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser offers seven thoughts on all things Jaguars . . . 7) A new era. We begin this first 2012 off-season Magnificent Seven at the only place that’s appropriate – with a thought on new Jaguars owner Shahid Khan. We can finally say that – Owner Shahid Khan – because as of 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, he officially took over full ownership of the franchise. No more "Owner-to-Be," or "Owner-in-Waiting."
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew today was named to the Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro first team. Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing in 2011 and set the single-season franchise record with 1,606 rushing yards.
The Associated Press' All-Pro Team includes a grand total of one player from the AFC South: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. He accounts for one-twenty-eighth of the squad. "It is a 'we' thing, not a 'me' thing," Jones-Drew said, praising his teammates on offense and his coaches. "The guys who don't get the glory and keep blocking all day, and the coaches who don't get enough credit, it's for them."