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Shad Khan wishes he’d have cleaned house sooner

Shad Khan AP

The Jaguars haven’t offered much in the way of hope, losing each of their seven games by double digits.

But their owner insisted Wednesday they were going about it in the right way.

“Obviously, if you’re a Jaguars fan, we want to do better,” Shad Khan said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “But we know the process we started, which is pretty much starting from the ground up, cleaning house and doing something, . . . we probably should have started earlier.”

Upon buying the Jaguars, Khan allowed his inherited staff to invest in free agents, thinking they were close to making the jump from mediocre to good. They weren’t.

Now, they’ve seemed eager to blow it up and start over, trading their left tackle in the middle of the season for a pair of future picks. And Khan said he absolutely trusts General Manager David Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley with the process.

“We’ve got to get more talent,” Khan said. “But I definitely feel we’re moving in the right direction. Status quo, maintaining what we had, was not an option. . . .

“I thought Dave and Gus were absolutely the two right guys for the job and as the season has unfolded, if I could be convinced more, I am.”

Of course, they need to add players, and that is a process that will take more than one offseason. The Jaguars won’t advance until they find a quarterback in particular, and while their current path is uncomfortable, it does put them in a better position to answer the question long-term.

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27 Responses to “Shad Khan wishes he’d have cleaned house sooner”
  1. blitzdorsey1 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:32 AM

    That is one funny-lookin dude.

  2. tincansailor981 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:33 AM

    Another Jerry Jones in the making?

  3. kane337 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:37 AM

    Pick the right QB in the draft and things will start to look up for the Jags.

  4. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 23, 2013 8:43 AM

    1st point of business:
    get rid of BLAINE!!
    Worst QB in the league!

  5. flash1283 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:44 AM

    Ron Jeremy owns a football team? Sweet!!

  6. dspyank2k11 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:45 AM

    Even when this guy is not happy, that mustache makes him LOOK happy. This guy must be awesome to work for.

    MAAAAAAAAARIOOOO!!!

  7. andrewlucksneard says: Oct 23, 2013 8:46 AM

    Translation: we may have an acceptable team by the time we move to Los Angeles or London

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 23, 2013 8:53 AM

    Khan’s moustache has brought more women to orgasm than Barry White records.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 23, 2013 8:54 AM

    Khan-a-Sutra

  10. green41563 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    kane337 says:
    Oct 23, 2013 8:37 AM
    Pick the right QB in the draft and things will start to look up for the Jags.
    _________________________________

    They already did: Blaine Gabbert.

  11. whatjusthapped says: Oct 23, 2013 9:01 AM

    23rdusernameused says:

    1st point of business:
    get rid of BLAINE!!
    Worst QB in the league!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    There are some Viking fans who might disagree with you. Both are awful though.

  12. niubears says: Oct 23, 2013 9:07 AM

    Good news for the Jags – the young guys are producing.
    Blackmon & Shorts are a great, young WR duo. Imagine them when they have real QBs throwing them the ball. Rookie safety combo of Cyprien & Evans has been pretty good. Cyprien is gonna be a stud. Gratz hasn’t been healthy but he looked good in the first half going up against Dwayne Bowe in wk 1 before being injured.

    Gene Smith was one of the worst GMs in NFL history. So awful at his job. It was a shame that he had a job for so long. Wayne Weaver was the greatest thing to happen to Jacksonville football and also the worst in his last few years as owner for keeping Gene Smith on the job.

  13. mvp43 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:09 AM

    Tony Orlando owns the Jags?

  14. zoxitic says: Oct 23, 2013 9:20 AM

    Frank Khanitra

  15. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Oct 23, 2013 9:24 AM

    In a previous life, Shad Kahn tied women to railway tracks while a vaudeville piano played in the back ground.

  16. 6ball says: Oct 23, 2013 9:34 AM

    .

    At least he’s identified the problem. The Jags roster needs an infusion of talent, either through the draft or free agency. Stability at the QB position should be job 1.

    .

  17. ejmstr says: Oct 23, 2013 9:34 AM

    You can always trade for Josh Freeman, I understand the Vikings will let him go for a 1st round pick.

  18. getyourownname says: Oct 23, 2013 9:36 AM

    I never knew Snidely Whiplash changed his name.

  19. abninf says: Oct 23, 2013 9:39 AM

    I’d give anything to be Khan’s wingman for just one night at the club.

  20. westampa says: Oct 23, 2013 9:43 AM

    Buccaneers need to take note. We were completely wrong on Freeman being a franchise QB, the Great O-line sucks, and there isn’t much talent on the team. Time to blow it up and rebuild again.

  21. joetoronto says: Oct 23, 2013 9:46 AM

    You can fool most of the people but you can’t fool them all, Khan.

    This is one massive Khan job going on in Jacksonville.

  22. pgilbert2013 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:04 AM

    If that is Ron “the Hedge Hog” Jeremy, he sure did what he was famous for to the Jacksonville fan base.

  23. joetoronto says: Oct 23, 2013 10:04 AM

    cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says:
    Oct 23, 2013 9:24 AM
    In a previous life, Shad Kahn tied women to railway tracks while a vaudeville piano played in the back ground.
    ***********************************************
    My God, this is hilarious. :)

  24. nflfan1326 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:16 AM

    It didn’t help that the previous owner saddled him with an extension on Gene Smith, a person he is still paying. He’s paying two GM’s for zero wins.

  25. sslikma13 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:19 AM

    One step for them could be trading Jones-Drew, he is older but still good. Running backs are easier to find now a days and so you trade him away to a contending team with some picks and that’s a good step in the right direction. A team ESPN proposed was Jones-Drew to the Patriots but that seems unlikely. Jags should trade Jones-Drew though to get some value out of him before he is too old.

  26. onbucky96 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:51 AM

    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

  27. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 23, 2013 1:21 PM

    Well then he should have listened to me because that’s what I was screaming for him to do. You’d have to be a fool to enter a football season with the kind of team design that he had. He needs a football GM that knows how to play this game and his people have no freakin’ clue.

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