Khan “very satisfied” with outcome of Tim Tebow trade

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Back when I practiced law, I learned early on that, while questioning witnesses, you can’t always get what you want.  But you can always act like you just did.

It’s a concept that carries over into all sorts of other lines of work.  Behaving as is everything is happening exactly the way you intended can go a long way toward persuading the neutral observer that, indeed, everything is happening exactly the way you intended.

Even if it isn’t.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan has adopted that approach in the wake of the failed eleventh-hour effort to land Tim Tebow.  “Earlier this week I asked Gene Smith and his staff to explore the potential of acquiring Tim Tebow.  I think we have a duty to consider all avenues of improving the Jaguars on and off the field, especially given the unique circumstances involving the player,” Khan said in a statement posted on the team’s website, the last five words of which didn’t link to a YouTube video of a cash register ringing.  “I appreciate the high level of due diligence Gene and his staff dedicated to this matter, even as late as this evening, and I am very satisfied with the outcome.  Our commitment to developing Blaine Gabbert was, and still is, central to our goal of returning the Jaguars to elite status in the NFL.   We’re looking ahead with zero regrets.”

So . . . the Jaguars tried frantically to trade for Tebow, the Jaguars failed, and Khan is “very satisfied” with the outcome.

Under that standard, Khan will definitely be “very satisfied” with the final score of most of the team’s games in 2012.

110 responses to “Khan “very satisfied” with outcome of Tim Tebow trade

  1. “…. central to our goal of returning the Jaguars to elite status in the NFL.”

    Returning??? You mean hopefully one day achieving.

  2. As a Jags fan, I’m “very satisfied” that the circus did not come to town. Tebow thinks that he dissed Jax by picking the Jets, but in reality he did us a favor.

  3. The Jags should prepare to move into the Edward Jones Dome because the Rams won’t be playing there much longer. TimmyTime was their only hope of sticking around.

  4. Khan got exactly what he wanted…a one way ticket for his franchise out of Jacksonville. Hello LA Jags!

    Actually, given where he wants to take the team, they should rename them the LA Cougars and have Demi Moore do commericials?

  5. I’m not sure what your point is here with the commentary. What does a trade have to do with his happiness regarding the results of the regular season? It is pretty obvious that this was a trade that was for non-football purposes anyways which could either work or ruin the fanbase split forever (most current paying customers were not in favor).

    tldr: I dont think he expected in difference in W/L regardless of the results of the trade

  6. I’m disappointed Tebow landed with Jets. I would have loved to see him with the Jags. That franchise needs a spark in the worst way. I am no Broncos fan but I enjoyed rooting for him. No way in heck can I root for him on the Jets.

  7. poor tebow he dont deserve to be did like that in nyc couldnt have imagined a worse place for him hope he knows somthing i dont

  8. and somewhere Elway is lighting up a stogey….. the luckiest guy in football today…. got out of the Tebow mania mess and got Peyton…. wow

  9. “gmsalpha says:
    Mar 21, 2012 10:35 PM
    The Jags should prepare to move into the Edward Jones Dome because the Rams won’t be playing there much longer. TimmyTime was their only hope of sticking around.”

    Very original, Stand up’s gotta be your day job right? Couldn’t be though because your that guy in the empty bar telling jokes to empty stools.

  10. Khan’s statement was flawless. I’d advise you to hire him if you ever need to defend yourself. He would do a much better job than yourself.

    If Khan wanted obviously, he could toss that lumpy, rumpled, piece of used office furniture, Gene Smith into the nearest dumpster and go get Tebow himself. He isn’t that type of a guy, and I don’t think Tebow would have wanted him to do that.

  11. The Wrath of Khan knew he was dealing with a Kobayashi Maru- Don’t acquire Tim Tebow and the likelihood of moving away from Jacksonville increases and the team becomes unrecognizable, acquire Tim Tebow and still lose plenty of games and set the franchise back a few years.

  12. Ok Mikey, I’ll translate Ron Kahnimy speak for you,

    ” we had to make it look like we were interested to fool the Tebow Gatorclowns in the area ”

    The circus is NOTcoming to town and I’m very pleased, not Seka pleased, but pleased just the same….

  13. That dude looks like a cross between Salvidor Dali and Ron Jeremy…

    How’d he ever get a NFL team?

  14. ”Our commitment to developing Blaine Gabbert was, and still is, central to our goal of returning the Jaguars to elite status in the NFL.”

    Hahahahaha.

  15. Dude’s name is spelled “Shahid”, not Shad like it’s pronounced by you yankees and your obtuse freedoms. I’m off to Russia now for some vodka (slams door)……

  16. Khan once tied my wife to a raillroad track and then he trwirled his stache.

    Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

  17. @ GARYMAN1….its vlad the impailor. why didn`t this clown jump on the first chance to get this dude? talk about being asleep at the switch!

  18. “Under that standard, Khan will definitely be “very satisfied” with the final score of most of the team’s games in 2012.”

    You say that as if adding Tebow would have helped the Jaguars at all. AT ALL. We’re talking about a QB who would have had to drive to Jacksonville, because God knows he can’t get anything done through the air.

  19. garyman1 says:
    Mar 21, 2012 10:34 PM
    Is that Ron Jeremy in the picture ?
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    classic

  20. Tebow didn’t pick the Jags because we weren’t offering him a chance to crack the starting lineup at QB.

    Khan: “I’d love to have you here, you know that. I’ve wanted you since you came out (pun intended), you’ll make one hell of an impact player and learning the job from a pro like Poz will only help.”
    Tim: “But, but…. Poz is a linebacker, right?”
    Khan: “You catch on quick, kid.”

  21. Wow, the Tebow hype spin machine is really in overdrive….The Jaguars dodged a bullet, Mr Khan knows that, but he did want to try to appease a noisy minority of fans….Fans that don’t buy tickets…

  22. Sexy Rexy was not only promising him the starting job, but also a Super Bowl, all the love of New York and the chance to run the orphanage for Cromartie’s 95 kids.

  23. Jags should have been more aggressive in trying to get Tebow. They are one of the most boring teams in the league. Tebow and that defense they could be 8-8, 9-7 and be relevant. Plus, they’d sell out every game. Dummies.

  24. Well nukaten the Jags did come within one game of the Super Bowl twice in a span of 4 years a little over a decade ago, I assume that’s what Khan is referring to.

    -QG

  25. Why the hell would you move a team to a place that sells LESS tickets than Jacksonville? He might move the team but it will not be there. Ridiculous

  26. Where are all the Jags fans that said they had “zero, none, no, absolutely zippo” interest in Tebow.

    From the reports it looks like Tebow chose NY over Jax. So, you “all knowing” people were WRONG.

  27. “Under that standard, Khan will definitely be “very satisfied” with the final score of most of the team’s games in 2012.”

    Well played sir….well played…

    lol!

  28. Selling tickets diesnt win ballgames. Winning games sells tickets. Overhyped Teblow to the overhyped Jets is the best thing that happened to the Jags.

    RAIDER NATION!!!

  29. He wanted Tebow so bad when he was in Denver last year but then won’t offer a 3rd round pick? I guess he didn’t want him so much after all.

  30. “And this Jags preseason game is brought to you by…the Acme Tarp Company. Acme Tarp…we’ve got the Jags covered…and covered…and covered.”

  31. LMAO. the only team I am sure my Colts will beat this year is Jacksonville twice and this guy is happy with losing the player he wanted, PRICELESS!

  32. Great, entertaining thread – and hey – I love this guy Kahn – and never even heard of him until the last couple of days. The NFL needs more “colorful” owners, and I don’t include Washington’s Napoleon/Snyder in that equation.

    And Mike: LOL about Q’s to witnesses: Do you remember the old rule: Never ask a question unless you have a pretty good idea of what/how the witness will respond. 🙂

  33. barneyrumble says: Mar 21, 2012 11:24 PM

    LMAO. the only team I am sure my Colts will beat this year is Jacksonville twice and this guy is happy with losing the player he wanted, PRICELESS!

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    Didn’t we beat the Colts twice last year? Yeah… Talk about irrelevant, the Colts are done for another 20 years.

    In Khan we Trust.

  34. nukaten says:
    Mar 21, 2012 10:34 PM
    “returning the Jaguars to elite status”… i must have been in a coma during their elite years.

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    It was a Tuesday

  35. After Tebow’s presence destroys Sanchez’s confidence and the Jets discover what the Broncos already know about him, I think I know what Woody Johnson will be screaming…

    “KAAAAAAHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNN!”

  36. “Under that standard, Khan will definitely be “very satisfied” with the final score of most of the team’s games in 2012.”

    And Tim Tebow would change those “final scores?”

    Many people will be surprised by the “final scores” of the Jaguars’ games next year.

    Bring it haters!

  37. Khan Jeremy and his “elite” Jags…watching the Super Bowl from the comfort of their own homes lol as usual

  38. @highsprits

    “LMAO. the only team I am sure my Colts will beat this year is Jacksonville twice and this guy is happy with losing the player he wanted, PRICELESS!”

    Are you serious? Even with Pay-ton Manning the Jags always found a way to beat the Colts.

    If you think the Colts were bad last year, just wait for the next three years.

    PS..I live in Indy, and my neighbor just told me he cancelled his season tix because the Colts are a joke.

    Just wait…it is coming…idiot!

  39. Some of you people are the most un informed bunch & get sucked into what the national media says hook line & sinker. In the 90’s jags were in the NFL elite the 00’s we’ve been champions of mediocrity. Times are changing the direction is changing and Tim is not the answer. Plus we will be the Jacksonville Jaguars for years to come.

  40. Love Tebow as a person, has all the qualities you would like to see in a young man, and boy would I have liked the jags to have drafted him 2 years ago, but times change and Gabbert is going to be great one of these days, provided we give him more talented recievers and oline, I’ll take “sunshine” over Tebow ! Thanks Khan & $mith

  41. The jags were once elite? did i pass out in 95 and just wake up and miss their 3 superbowls….hell, if that was elite then carolina has had a dynasty!

  42. @jacobslatter says:

    Dude’s name is spelled “Shahid”, not Shad like it’s pronounced by you yankees and your obtuse freedoms.

    “Shad” is the man’s nickname. He’s the one who informed the media that he could be addressed that way.

  43. Now that the carnival is over, I can’t figure out which of the following annoys me more:

    1. People saying what a tragedy it is that Tebow didn’t go to Jacksonville. The didn’t want him in 2010. They didn’t want him now. get over it.

    2. That, for some reason, this is going to be the end of Gene Smith in Jacksonville. Anyone who thinks this has no clue.

    3. People who actually thought Tebow’s presence would sell more tickets.

    4. Idiots who think that not acquiring a former college QB who can barely throw and got lucky by beating a pile of mediocre teams last season somehow means the Jaguars are now on the way out of Jacksonville.

    5. The Shad-Khan-looks-just-like-Ron-Jeremy jokes. OK, we get it. ask Jeremy if he’d like Khan’s money.

    Unless Mark Sanchez has the meltdown of all meltdowns, I doubt you’re going to hear much from Mr. Tebow going forward in New York.

    Can we get back to the draft now?

  44. I think this is actually a pretty good sign for Jags fans. Kahn wanted to make a fiscal move and get Tebow, but (at least this is what seems like the most likely scenario was) he allowed the football people to make the football moves. I’m sure Smith offered a 5th rounder, and when the Jets offered a 4th the Jags said thanks but no thanks.

    Btw, when the final outcome was Tebow getting traded for what basically amounts to a 4th round pick, I don’t think it makes any sense to classify the Jags’ efforts to get Tebow as “frantic.” The Titans offering Manning a lifetime contract is “frantic”. The Dolphins pursuit of Harbaugh last year was “frantic”. This seems like it was lukewarm at best.

  45. sullijo1 says:Mar 21, 2012 10:57 PM

    Where are all the Jags fans that said they had “zero, none, no, absolutely zippo” interest in Tebow.

    From the reports it looks like Tebow chose NY over Jax. So, you “all knowing” people were WRONG.
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    @ sullij01,

    Disagree. Although a lot of us in the area would have liked to see Tebow go to JAX, there’s no question that many Jags fans didn’t want him (you see evidence of that in these comments). Gene Smith has made clear that he didn’t really want him, but I think the Jags felt compelled to at least make an effort to try to get him.

    The end result (though disappointing to me and others) probably works out the best for everyone. Tebow goes where he’s actually wanted and the Jags don’t have to take a guy they really don’t want. Jags also get some deniability. They did attempt to get him (sort of), and that should be enough to keep the legions of Tebow fans at bay.

    Ultimately, I think the Jags are leaving Jacksonville. Time will tell.

  46. It’s quite appropriate that Tim is in NY, so is the real Circus. The only difference is, Ringling Brothers is way more entertaining. Tim’s Circus, just feel very shallow and repetitive.

    The only folks enjoying this are those who created the Circus that is Tim Tebow, the media.

    Good for you Jacksonville, you were way smarter than the Jets. But who should be surprised…Rex loves clownishness.

  47. What’s wrong with what Kahn said? I remember trying like hell to take a certain good looking girl to the prom and totally failing, and I was completely satisfied with the outcome. Riiigghht!

  48. Do half you idiots even read the comments before you post? The first Ron Jeremy joke was funny. What…your day is going to be ruined if you don’t get one in too?

  49. cmdv8 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:36 PM

    poor tebow he dont deserve to be did like that in nyc couldnt have imagined a worse place for him hope he knows somthing i dont
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    He does. It’s called English.

  50. the people that write these columns dump on tebow all the time, then when we dont get him on our team make it sound like our season is shot because of it….i am relieved that whole side show is not coming here

  51. ‘Frantically’? They offered a 4th rounder and to honor the terms of the contract regarding money paid back to the Broncos. If they were trying ‘frantically’ and Khan wanted Smith to get him that badly, they could have offered Denver a deal they couldn’t refuse. A 4th and a 5th, a 3rd or even a 2nd round pick. They didn’t. And I’m very pleased about that as a Jags fan.

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