Weaver sees hands-on role paying off in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Jaguars may be just hours away from wrapping up the AFC South, and owner Wayne Weaver believes that his decision to take a more direct role in the franchise is a big part of the team’s success this season.

“I said to myself at the beginning, ‘You know what? We can do better,’ ” Weaver told Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com. “That’s the reason I went through this in-depth review through every part of this building. . . . It’s the way you run businesses. This business is no different than any of my other businesses. It’s all about surrounding yourself with people who are passionate and share your goals.”

The more hands-on actions Weaver took this year included personal interviews with staff members, challenging quarterback David Garrard to watch more film and telling the ticket staff to get more aggressive in sales.

Weaver has every right to be proud — not just because the Jaguars are winning but because they’re succeeding as a business: After having seven of eight home games blacked out in 2009, they’re 7-for-7 in having the blackout lifted so far in 2010.

On the other hand, if the Jaguars lose to the Colts today, there’s a good chance they’ll miss the playoffs. Weaver might not want to pat himself on the back just yet.

4 responses to “Weaver sees hands-on role paying off in Jacksonville

  1. To Bad he doesnt take a more direct role in tipping his drivers.

    My Grandpop had to pick him up at the airport in Philadelphia in his limo drive him to Lincoln Financial Field stand by the entrance for the entire Jaguars vs Eagles preseason game in 90 degree heat in a suit while not moving to go to the bathroom or get a drink or anything. Then drive him back to the airport. At the end of the night Weaver said ” Dan you did a great job thank you” shook his hand and left.

    He couldnt even spare a nickel. No wondering why his team are always so bad. He’s a cheap bastard. Im broke as hell but no matter what I always tip. Philly is a blue collar town we depend on people doing the right thing. My grandpop could have done 5 jobs in the amount of time he spent with Weaver and made $200+ in tips. The ignorant jerkoff screwed my grandpop bad. Rich guys like Weaver are always the ones with the least amount of class.

    I never disliked the Jaguars but I hope they lose every game bc there own is a jacka$$.

  2. @macjacmccoy

    Philly might be a blue collar, but doing the right thing hasn’t exactly been Philly’s identity for quite awhile (see booing Santa Claus, cheering Michael Irvin’s career ending injury, snowballs with batteries in them, etc).

    As for Weaver being cheap, you don’t know what you’re talking about. The guy used to buy the extra tickets to make sure games were on TV, essentially paying to give away his product for free.

    Sorry that you and your grandfather are dependent upon the charity of others. If you’re broke, do something about it. If your grandfather feels like he got stiffed, then get a better job. Don’t wait for others to do for you what you should do for yourself then complain about it on a message board when you could be doing something to improve your situation instead.

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