This week, we asked Jacksonville Jaguars fans where changes need to be made this offseason.
(This survey was released after the Mike Caldwell news broke, so the ‘coaching staff’ option means fans want more changes made to that area.)
Fourteen percent of fans wished for further coaching adjustments, 21% voted for front office altercations, and 38% are begging for both.
As for the confidence tracker -- 29% of Jaguars fans are confident in the direction of the team, a freefall from last week’s 76% mark.
Doug Pederson was asked on Monday if this season was a step back from last year.
“I feel fine moving forward, I just think how we finished the last six games of the year, how we did it, we had opportunities to win these games. It wasn’t like we were out of a lot of games down the stretch here. It’s that we lost the game more than them winning the game and that’s really been our season.
“When you take a look at the whole thing, I tried to communicate this with the team: everything is connected. Everything is connected; go back to Week 1 and Week 2, we played the Chiefs in Week 2 and I mentioned to the team how this could have playoff implications. Even in Week 2, then Week 3 you play the Texans. This could have playoff implications for the AFC South. You show up here today and it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s what he’s talking about.’ We can’t get to that point; it’s got to be that sense of urgency where everything matters.
“This is all part of teaching the team to win and preparing to win; focusing in on preparation and doing all those little things that as coaches, we talk a lot to our players about and we can’t just push it aside and say, ‘Hey, we got 12 more games or 15 more games; we still got a three-game lead in the division, it’s okay.’ It’s really not. You can’t let things slide, you can’t let things slip and that sense of urgency is important to the success we have. Especially down the stretch here, when everything began to matter.”
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