MY Eyes on the Jags: Must-win Sunday

No more mister nice guy.

12-38, a win percentage of .240.

The second worst win percentage among head coaches with at least 50 games of experience.

That is the record of Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley. For any other franchise, that coach would have been fired by now. This is Bradley’s fourth season with the team. Many fans want Jaguars owner Shad Khan to relieve coach Bradley of his duties after that embarrassing effort put forward this past Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. It is now week three of the 2016 season and it already seems like the Jaguars season is on the verge of a massive collapse, after high pre-season expectations.

The Jaguars play host to the Baltimore Ravens this upcoming Sunday at Everbank Field. The Ravens are 2-0, coming off close victories against Buffalo and Cleveland in the first two weeks. The Jaguars are currently 0-2 after losing a close game to Green Bay in week one and getting blown out by the Chargers last week.

Having a must win game this early in the season was not a scenario that many Jaguars fans envisioned before the season began. But that was before the past two weeks happened. After the Ravens game, the Jaguars head to London to play the division rival Indianapolis Colts. If the Jaguars indeed lose both games and head into the bye week in week five with an 0-4 record, it would be very difficult to justify having Bradley coach the team for the remainder of the season.

The Jaguars have to win Sunday’s game in order to salvage any hope for the season. Losing is getting old for the fanbase and Khan. Khan has gone on record and said that a winning record in 2016 is “everybody’s reasonable expectation.” If the Jaguars lose to the Ravens and fall to 0-3, the chances of making the playoffs go to near impossible. Since the Super Bowl era, only FIVE teams made the playoffs starting with an 0-3 record, with the last being in 1998.

Time is running out for Coach Bradley. It is time to deliver some wins, or the Jaguars will be looking for someone else to lead this team.