NFL odds oddsmakers were not in any way thrilled with the Jacksonville jaguars and their 5-11 performance at the NFL sportsbook with the Football wagering odds a year ago. NFL lines have the Jaguars as a longshot to win the AFC but there is far more at stake for Jacksonville this year than mere wins and losses with the Sports Gambling odds.
As money is short and attendance is thin, the whole team is in peril. A winning season with a playoff push is what is needed for a solid jolt to save the squad from a prospective relocation now that buffs have become apathetic about the team and its current run of mediocrity.
Before collapsing in the season’s final month with 4 straight losses to finish 7-9 straight up, Jacksonville in fact entered December of last year in playoff position. The youthful lineup was blamed for the downfall but that won’t be an excuse in 2010.
Quarterback David Gerrard has been a point of contention with both buffs and oddsmakers. His work ethic and dedication have been questioned and said to be the fault for his sporadic play.
He has made comments about the vacant stands and claims to now understand the value of the season and what it means for the 15-year-old team.
“The franchise is at a point where we’ve got to do something,” explained Gerrard. “It puts a little pressure on you but in a good way. You know that you have a chance to turn things around and make it a big year.” The Football wagering lines will see head coach Jack Del Rio on 1 of the hottest seats in football entering into the 2010 season.
“The two of us are tied together,” explained Del Rio concerning Gerrard and himself. “We’re the ones who get wins and losses put by our name.” Gerrard has turned up his own intensity and is now demanding more of his teammates as well as himself.
“This year, I wanted to make sure I voice my opinion more and was being heard when we were lifting weights, running, or going over plays on the field.” Del Rio has led the Jacksonville Jaguars to just one playoff win with the Football lines in 8 seasons on the job.
Del Rio is fired up about the 370+ public appearances by the squad as well as the off field momentum that the front office created with a substantial ticket sales push. EverBank bought naming rights to the arena. Now it is up to the squad to beat the NFL odds and keep the positive vibes going.