Jaguars Crossroad

The Jaguars are at a crossroads as they start the 13-week grind coming off their bye week. The Jaguars entered the bye week with a 2-1 record, which is the norm for them. They've had a winning record after three games in ten of their 13 seasons. But what happens in the final 13 games will determine whether this franchise is in a state of flux or entering a period of stability.

If they make the playoffs coach Jack Del Rio, whose contract expires after the 2008 season, will probably get a contract extension.

If they fail to make the playoffs, Del Rio will probably be fired and James "Shack" Harris, the vice president of player personnel, may go out the door with him.

In the first four seasons of the Harris-Del Rio regime, the team has made the playoffs only once and lost a 2005 first round playoff game in New England.

The team also has only an 8-9 record in the last 17 regular season games after going 15-4 in the previous 19 games.

They need an 8-5 finish to get to 10-6, which would probably mean they'd be in the playoffs. Anything less than that and the Jaguars will probably be going through an offseason shakeup.


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