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Jaguars fans looking toward next season

Fans hoping for a good draft pick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, there will be four games left in the NFL regular season. Most die-hard Jaguars fans are already looking forward to next season.

Jaguars fan Tim Buffington is usually draped in teal and black on game days, but now, Buffington said he won't wear his Jags gear until the team wins at home.

"I’m in protest,” Buffington said. “I’m not wearing any jaguars gear until they get a home win.”

Buffington said he also expects a good draft pick in the 2017 draft.

"At the rate we’re going, we’re going to have a top 5 draft pick,” Buffington said. “Hopefully, we’ll turn that into a good, long-term player, and not a bust -- as we’ve done the last couple years. We’ve done a lot better than the last 6 to 7 years before that."

People like Kevin Stephens out tailgating before the game are saying that Gus Bradley should no longer be the Jaguars head coach.

"I would say probably not, probably not,” Stephens said. “Just looking at this is business, I love Gus, I think Gus is a great guy, but we live in a world of wins and losses -- that’s what it is. Gus is a great coach, it just didn’t work out for him."

Despite fans' sentiments toward Bradley’s seemingly inevitable departure, fans hope for the development of some of our recent high-round draft picks. Many fans are calling the 2016 season a warm-up year for the rookies.

There are even fans like Scott Morgan who are chattering about another potentially more major change for the Jags, and it involves backup quarterback Brandon Allen.

"Blake, he doesn’t look like it, definitely not it this year,” Morgan said. “I think we should give him (Allen) a try. (Let’s) see if he’s the diamond in the rough, waiting to come up and shine."

There were also fans saying that general manager Dave Caldwell has to go if the team is going to turn things around.


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