Officially ranked as the 31st most valuable NFL franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars are pleased to announce they will be hosting a sold out event this coming Sunday when the Jaguars kick off their season against the Denver Broncos. The Jaguars didnt lead the league in any team or individual stats in the 2009-2010 season, but did finish on top when it came to game blackouts last season. I caught up with Gil Flores from the team’s message board and asked her from a fan’s point of view, what really was the problem last season?
“Last year’s blackouts were a direct result of the fans’ lack of confidence in the Jaguars’ Front Office to put a competive team on the field. Several years of watching the Jaguars Personnel Department waste picks on reaches and trade away picks for unproductive choices are over. There’s a newly found sense of trust due to the hard work put in by Gene Smith. He makes draft choices to help the team, not to make coaches or fans happy. A good roster helps a team to win, and winning solves everything, including a blackout problem.”
The marketing team and ticket sales department really struck gold this season as commissioner Roger Goodell labeled the “Teal Deal” the best marketing package ever offered to NFL fans. With this new package, each fan that buys a multi-game package will receive a coupon book that has over 300 discounts to locally well known establishment throughout the city.
The Jaguars, looking to start off the season with a win will be very eager to hit the field for many reasons. After playing two seasons in a stadium that was nameless, it will be nice to be a part of the new Jag era playing on now what is called, “Everbank Field”. New logos and signing package around the stadium will join the Jaguars as they take the field. Along with all this excitement, they will also welcome in college local phenom Tim Tebow.
Tebow will be listed as the back up for Denver, but that wont stop the cheers around Everbank Field for the Former Florida Gator. Many Jacksonville Jaguar Fans wanted the QB as their first overall but General Manager Gene Smith didn’t see the value at pick 10 in this year’s past draft. It should be interesting to see if the 304 pound Tyson Alualu can get to starting QB Kyle Orton for his first official NFL sack. Denver’s offense has looked good over the past month, reports show if the Jags can not get pressure up from; they will be in for a long day.
Match-Ups to Watch:
Broncos: Kyle Orton Vs Jaguars Front 4
Jaguars: VERY YOUNG secondary Vs Denver’s new WR look
Jaguars: Maurice Jones Drew injured Knee Vs Denver Defense
Predicted Score: Denver 24 Jacksonville 17
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Written by Brett Jackrel