Akira Son Bio said:
The whole Raiders rant is the reason I brought up the Jags. That was on this list and the people who put it together though, nothing on you. You took offense though and like I said before my first post was out there, but seeing that just made me feel like this list is garbage and I ended up using the Jags as a example.
For the Red Zone thing, you said in a sense, a fan with common sense would get more bang for his buck at home just paying $100 and being done with it instead of going to games for a double experience. I took it as you saying the whole concept of having it is dumb. If you like it or are okay with it, cool. I still think it is stupid. The bottom line that is the owner of the Jags is trying to lure in more fans with this. He's pretty much saying the product on the field is second when it comes to fans and fantasy football. The fans are there for the product on the field to begin with. It shouldn't take a back seat to anything! If that was not the case the Red Zone would not be on the big screen on the field. Maybe the bars or restaurants within the stadium, but not on the field.
Yeah I never said Jags fans were more loyal than Raiders fans at allllll. Never that. Jags are too young. They just now building die hard fans because they're 20 years old or so (which means now there are fans like me who grew up liking the Jags and no one else from day 1, instead of the older fan base they had before who weren't true diehards because they didn't grow up with them.)
As far as the RedZone thing. You seem to imply that he's not putting any money or moves into the product on the field and only doing it with the stadium experience. When in fact he's doing both. He fired the old GM (who drafted terribly), fired Mike Mularkey (who was a terrible coach), and hired two young well sought after guys in GM Dave Caldwell (who the Jets and others wanted) and HC Gus Bradley (who if Chip Kelly didn't change his mind about going back to Oregon, the Eagles would of hired.) The new GM went out and they redid the entire defense with an emphasis on speed (which was sorely lacking) and drafted some exciting play makers in Ace Sanders and Denard Robinson. The only thing he hasn't got is a QB yet, which comes next year in the draft (which has a much better QB class than last year.) So IMO the owner IS putting the product on the field as a priority, if he wasn't, he would of just kept the same GM and coach, and minimal personnel changes. When in fact he did the opposite. It's a two pronged approach, he's letting the GM improve the product on the field, while he and President Mark Lamping improve the product in the stands.
But I don't blame you, no one outside of Jacksonville cares about the Jags really, so people don't know the whole story and only catch PFT, ESPN, and NFL Network stories and headlines, which are universally mostly negative (which again, I can understand since the team sucked under the old Front Office.)