The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the midst of a four-game losing streak, losing to Matt Hasselbeck, Jameis Winston, and Brian Hoyer in consecutive weeks, but that hasn't dissuaded owner Shad Khan from staying committed to head coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell.
In a recent interview with Conor Orr of NFL.com, Khan is only communicating faith and devotion in Bradley and Caldwell, saying that while it's "frustrating and maddening" he's committed to seeing his head coach and general manager finish what they started.
When asked specifically about his level of patience with both Bortles and Bradley, Khan said he is taking a long-term approach. If nothing else, he sounds determined to let Caldwell and Bradley have an appropriate amount of time to shape the team in their image.
"I think if you look at metrics, Blake is a second-year quarterback and I think he's doing much better, quite frankly. I think there is a lot of work to do, and Gus and Dave Caldwell have done a lot of heavy lifting. We're to the stage now where we'll be seeing some of the results.
"I'm very, very optimistic and believe in what they are doing. It's frustrating and maddening at times, but if you know football, regrettably it's the right thing to do."
I don't know if there's anything new we can say at this point. His head coach has won 10 games in three seasons and his general manager -- in three drafts and three offseasons -- has built an average-at-best roster that has flashed, but ultimately loses games because of inconsistencies and inabilities to adapt.