Optimism Vs Pessimism: Which is a Jaguars Fan to Choose?

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Published: September 26, 2009

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... I gave up. I walked away, threw my jersey off, and took a deep breath. Shaking my head, I thought about my high hopes for the season.

Then I pulled up the Internet. I went to nfl.com and saw the Jaguars had finally scored a touchdown. I turned the radio back on, and listened to the Jaguars force a comeback.

Yet on fourth down, Nate Hughes dropped the ball on a sure touchdown. 

And what would have been one of the greatest comebacks in the NFL this season disappeared, just like that.

And so did the Jaguars' season. 

Of course, the season is far from over—in fact, it is only week two, and there are 17 weeks of football (14 games) left to be played.

Only around 13 percent of teams who start 0-2 make the playoffs.

But was the Jaguars' objective this season to make the playoffs, or to just show improvement?

Of course, the goal for every season should be the playoffs.

And thus begins the debate. Optimism or Pessimism?


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