What do people, the media, and outsiders get wrong about the Jacksonville Jaguars?
This was the question handed to all 32 SB Nation NFL team blogs and, quite frankly, it’s a bit hard to answer at the moment. I’m hearing from national talking heads and local casual fans alike the problems they think the Jaguars have and the best solutions to them. And surprisingly, they’re right because it’s necessarily difficult to diagnose what’s wrong with our team.
Blake Bortles is the single biggest problem with this team and fixing the quarterback situation — even just installing a mediocre player — makes this team a playoff contender as soon as this year.
So what do people get wrong about the team? I’d say the faith they put in the front office and Tom Coughlin, specifically. Dave Caldwell has done a horrendous job building this team. He’s had top-five picks since he got here in 2013 and he missed horribly on Bortles in his second draft. His first premiere running back in T.J. Yeldon hasn’t even dressed for a game yet. His cornerstone offensive tackle in Luke Joeckel is on another team.
And Coughlin hasn’t done squat to improve the most important position in professional sports. I take that back — he signed Ryan Nassib.
In fact, Coughlin somehow took two steps back in that department, cutting Brandon Allen. Was Allen any good? No. But why not do anything in the quarterback department other than signing a mediocre player and cutting a bad one?
What do they get wrong about the Jaguars? Not placing enough blame at the feet of Coughlin and this front office for where the team finds itself three weeks into the season.