Now the entire world knows exactly how bad the Jacksonville Jaguars are.
Following their home loss on Thursday night to the Indianapolis Colts, the Jaguars have now been outscored at home 153-44 in five home games and fallen to an abysmal 1-8 record.
At this point in the seasons it appears that general manager Gene Smith has driven the Jaguars bus off of the cliff and Jaguars fans have been left to painfully watch the burning wreckage. This is clearly the worst team in Jaguars history and it is not even close.
Smith, who has had four years to rebuild this team, has made this team worse every year since taking over. Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has said several times this past week that he was going to wait until the offseason before assessing the people making football decisions for his organization, but at this point Smith is serving a lame duck term.
The collateral damage from Smith’s poor roster construction will likely wipe out the Jaguars new coaching staff headed by Mike Mularkey. It is a raw deal for Mularkey, who was handcuffed with a roster that even the great Vince Lombardi could not win with, but he knew what the deal was when he took the job. Even so, the fact that the Jaguars have no been competitive in most of their games this season does not exactly speak well to the coaching either.
Khan is a smart businessman and knows that he cannot allow the Jaguars to continue to move forward as currently constructed. By all accounts his first hire last year, team president Mark Lamping, was a home run for the business side of the organization. Jaguars fans can only hope Khan is as equally successful in hiring somebody to handle the football operations.
Sweeping change is coming for the Jaguars this offseason, but unfortunately Jaguars fans have to sit through seven more games before it comes.