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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Shad Khan - Forbes - Thoughts and Feelings on his first year Reply with quote

http://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2013/03/20/what-nfl-owner-shahid-khan-learned-in-his-rookie-season
http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2013/3/20/4128210/shad-khan-jaguars-2013

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Well, you hit bottom. You’re 2-14. You unshackle from the past. When I got there, there were two sides, business and football. Business I understand. It was pretty obvious to me what we had to do. But the football side was like the Holy Grail.



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There are some people who would say “we’re not rebuilding.

No. This is rebuilding, rebuilding from the ground up. There’s no illusion about that. This is about as clean and intense a rebuild as you’re going to have


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[Cleaning house] is disruptive and expensive. I just felt that it was the right thing to do for the fans, for the Jaguars. I was going to have a hard time looking myself in the mirror because I knew what we had to do. There was just no two ways about it.




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Blackout is not even on the horizon. But typically what teams do is buy tickets, which is allowed under NFL rules [to avoid blackouts]. The #20 position in sales is actual money that we recorded. Another thing which is interesting, we allowed people to bring kids under 34 inches tall in for free. We also allowed water and food in free. You’d be amazed that our per capita sales of food and drink went up.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gene and Mularkey weren't on the same page.

The Jaguars halftime adjustmenst were bad to non existant.(That explains Blaine's disparity between his 3rd quarter stats and the 3 other quarters)

Gene and Mularkey were partly, if not mostly responsible for the record last year.(Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory on more than one occasion!)

Blaine has been dealt a horrible hand.
His 1st coach didin't care.(JDR)
His 2nd coach was clueless.(Mularkey)
I feel bad for him.
I hope he shows marked improvement with actual coaching.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We’re also off to a record start on season ticket sales in Jacksonville even though we have raised prices and had a 2-14 season. We expect to have record season ticket sales. It’s about engaging the season ticket holders and doing a lot with the gameday experience.


Awesome news.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reality is we’re not going to talk about blackouts anymore because they’re not relevant in this market. - Mark Lamping
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A guy who I really like and respect is [previous owner] Wayne Weaver. What was his analysis? He had a lot of faith and confidence in the general manager [Gene Smith], the organization. He felt that this is what he would be doing and he had been in the league 20 years. For me, I wanted to listen, learn, watch and then let the year run and do the right thing.


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You have to remember that with Gene Smith, Wayne was going to extend him – he told me so during negotiations. He thought very highly of Gene, whether the team was sold or not. He had just gotten an extension literally days before the deal was announced and the head coaching search was kind of a transition from Wayne to myself. Gene led the search, so he had three or four candidates, but I certainly didn’t know who the candidates were, if that was the best list. Nothing against Gene, but as I saw in the process I ran [this year], pretty much anybody we wanted to talk to wanted to talk to us.


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Being much more involved this year, were you looking for different things in your new GM?

Yes, absolutely. I put a lot of time into it. On the football side getting the general manager was the most important thing. I talked to just about everybody, from wise old men of the NFL to some of the people who were still working who weren’t conflicted to a number of the owners who I respect. Getting their insight and permission to talk to their GMs to see who they would encourage me to talk to. What are the insights? What makes a successful GM? Who has had success and who hasn’t? What are the attributes?


On Gene and Mularkey working together, with the same vision...
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No. They were on almost opposite ends of the stadium. That’s how the culture was. They also had a lot of closed doors. To me, you have to have glass doors to see who’s there, people walking in and out – have visual command.


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[Philadelphia Eagles owner] Jeff Lurie said that in 18 years of talking to people in football coaching, [Gus] was the brightest, the most enthusiastic, and had the most potential he ever saw in a man. That’s a direct quote from Jeff. And that’s after we hired him.


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We did a lot of cold-calling on businesses in Jacksonville and the greater Jacksonville area — which, you may find amazing, had never been done before.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MightyRx wrote:
Gene and Mularkey weren't on the same page.

The Jaguars halftime adjustmenst were bad to non existant.(That explains Blaine's disparity between his 3rd quarter stats and the 3 other quarters)

Gene and Mularkey were partly, if not mostly responsible for the record last year.(Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory on more than one occasion!)

Blaine has been dealt a horrible hand.
His 1st coach didin't care.(JDR)
His 2nd coach was clueless.(Mularkey)
I feel bad for him.
I hope he shows marked improvement with actual coaching.


Gabbert has gotten a raw deal.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[New England Patriots owner] Bob Kraft has said that London is ready for its own team. Do you think that’s likely to happen? And if so, where do the Jaguars fall there?

Bob Kraft is very bullish on London, and I’m very bullish on London. But the timing is, we don’t know when. Is it five years, is it ten years? When the market develops, that’s when it happens. But right now, everything is being done to let the market mature.
That felt like a "well I'm not saying yes but I'm not saying no either....wink"
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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you can be conflicted as to how much baby and how much bathwater there is, but here there was no baby – it was just water.


What does this mean? I've never heard it before so I don't really understand it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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you can be conflicted as to how much baby and how much bathwater there is, but here there was no baby – it was just water.


What does this mean? I've never heard it before so I don't really understand it.


"hrow out the baby with the bath water" is a phrase that basically means if you have something bad (used bath water/a bad team/bad parts of a team), don't be so zealous to throw out the bad that you end up throwing out the good (baby, good players) in the process.

He's basically saying that at 2-14, there aren't very many pieces that are a necessity to keep insofar as that you should overpay to keep them here.
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Mr. V wrote:
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you can be conflicted as to how much baby and how much bathwater there is, but here there was no baby – it was just water.


What does this mean? I've never heard it before so I don't really understand it.


You've never heard the phrase, 'Don't throw the baby out with the bath water'?

ie. Don't get carried away and throw out the whole thing, keep the good/important parts.

He's basically saying...there were no important parts. The team stunk basically top-to-bottom, hence the thorough rebuild and cutting all of the junk and overpaid players (aka Gene Smith's tepid dirty used up 'bath water').
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoa. way slow on that.

nevermind then.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard the cliche, it was weirdly worded imo. Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iPwn wrote:
The reality is we’re not going to talk about blackouts anymore because they’re not relevant in this market. - Mark Lamping


Love it! Very Happy
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