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Brunell regrets suggesting Jaguars could move to London

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When Mark Brunell, one of the top players in the history of the Jaguars franchise, suggested that the team would move to London, that didn’t sit well in Jacksonville.

So it’s not surprising that Brunell has already backtracked.

Brunell said on Jacksonville radio station 1010 XL that he supports keeping the team where it has always been and wishes he hadn’t said moving to London is a possibility.

“I certainly caused quite a stir and upset a lot of Jaguars fans,” Brunell said, via ESPN.com. “Let me tell you guys: I regret those comments. A poor choice of words. I had an opportunity up there to speak to all that [Jaguars owner] Shad Khan has done in this community, his investments, and his plans, and all the great things that are going on with the Jacksonville Jaguars and I didn’t do it. That certainly will not happen again. Obviously all of us, we want the Jaguars to stay in Jacksonville and I do not want this team to leave.”

The Jaguars are already committed to leaving once a year to play “home” games in London. But the remaining seven games are staying in Jacksonville for the foreseeable future and, Brunell hopes, forever.

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10 Responses to “Brunell regrets suggesting Jaguars could move to London”
  1. musicman495 says: Oct 31, 2013 8:53 AM

    Judging from the tarped-over seats, how many people in JACKSONVILLE even care where they play?

  2. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Oct 31, 2013 8:57 AM

    Wow what an egregious mistake by Brunnel!!! They should move there and put him (Brunnel) in the Tower of London.

    I mean he should keep in mind that winning isn’t everything….. :)

  3. paulnoga says: Oct 31, 2013 9:11 AM

    The Jags fans were not upset as much as the team ownership. After NFL fans in England have seen the Jags there perform, England is more afraid of the jags moving than Jacksonville. London does not want them.
    England does not have a statue saying “we want your wretched refuse…. ” like the USA. No city in the entire world would want the Jags.

  4. mvp43 says: Oct 31, 2013 9:14 AM

    Umm……..He didn’t say anythind wrong. Moving to London is a possibility.

  5. farvite says: Oct 31, 2013 9:31 AM

    The truth hurts sometimes.

  6. travelingwillies says: Oct 31, 2013 9:47 AM

    If there is an NFL team in London before there is a team in L.A. that would be the biggest stain on gooddell as commissioner.

    Los Angeles deservedly lost 2 teams due to low fan support but that doesn’t change the fact that an NFLteam deserves to come to the 2nd biggest market in the US before it goes overseas

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 31, 2013 12:01 PM

    He shouldn’t regret it, it’s a brilliant business idea.

  8. spicymudbugs says: Oct 31, 2013 1:36 PM

    Jaguars are moving somewhere you can book that. How that city ever got a NFL franchise is the real question.

  9. i10east says: Oct 31, 2013 2:27 PM

    Keep on hating haters….

  10. ravensrooster94 says: Oct 31, 2013 2:30 PM

    Agree here with Traveling willies, Before Goodell “grows the game” overseas, he needs to grow the game at home.

    L.A. before L.U.K.

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