The Jacksonville Jaguars have been one of the least successful teams in the NFL over the past few seasons. The Jaguars suffered through a dismal 2-14 season in 2012 and released head coach Mike Mularkey after only one season. With such a sudden move, it appears obvious the Jacksonville’s front office is serious about developing a winning organization.
By all appearances, Gus Bradley appears to be the man to help turn the franchise in the correct direction. However, this will be much easier said than done. Bradley must grow and develop a winning culture within the Jaguars locker room to produce a winning product on the field.
Success breeds success, and the Jaguars must first learn how to win so they can in turn have the momentum to put together a solid season. In a league that is fiercely competitive, the pressure will remain on Bradley and his staff. With the added chatter about the franchise moving to London and the lack of attendance at home games, the pressure will only rise.
If Jacksonville can beat a playoff-caliber team early in the season, they will have the confidence and momentum to put themselves in playoff contention.
If the Jaguars get off to a slow start, expect more of the same from the team in terms of results on the field. With two teams in the division that made the postseason in 2012, Bradley and company will have their work cut out for them.
The Jaguars must be able to find wins the AFC South to be taken seriously by the rest of the league, and be where they would like to be at the conclusion of the season.