New York Giants defensive back Aaron Ross made headlines last year after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ross referred to his one year stay with the Jaguars as “a nice paid vacation to Florida”.
Even though he apologized for his comment, it stuck to every Jaguar fan including owner Shad Khan. So when Khan was speaking to the media about how much the culture has changed around the organization, he let loose a zinger directed towards Ross.
“There’s no sense of entitlement anymore,” Khan said. “You’re not going to have one of our ex-players saying he’s coming back from a paid vacation in Florida anymore.
“To me, when you come here [now], you absolutely feel the drive and the hunger, whether it’s on the business side or on the football side. You need that to become successful.
“Regrettably, we did have players who were really too comfortable – they didn’t have pressure [on them].”
With the big free agency signings and one of the best drafts they have had in years, I can honesty say that the Jags do have a little momentum. But only time will tell if it will things will be different for the Jags.