Jacksonville Jaguars fans are not the only people fed up with the performance of their team.
In an appearance on the team’s television show on Monday night, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said that he was “sad’ and “embarrassed” with the performance of his team in his first season as owner.
“The fans have done their part, now we have to do our part,” Khan said.
The fans have indeed done their part in showing up to watch a team that to this point has been outscored 126-34 in four home games this season. Despite the massive upgrades Khan has made to improve the fan experience inside the stadium, he knows that if the team continues to be uncompetitive fans will eventually stop showing up.
Despite the 1-7 start, Khan said he would not rush to judgment on the people who make the football decisions for the organization, most notably general manager Gene Smith. Khan inherited Smith from previous owner Wayne Weaver and has no loyalty to him, so if the Jaguars continue to struggle in the second half of the season his job would be in serious jeopardy.
Khan refused to speak directly to Smith’s performance since taking over as Jaguars general manager, but he did say that in order to be successful you need to have the right people in the right place doing the right things. With a 21-35 record as Jaguars general manager, it appears that Smith is not doing the right things to make the Jaguars a consistent winner.
Following his comments on Monday night, it is clear that Khan is not happy with the direction of his team and changes will be made unless there is drastic improvement in the second half of this season.