Jacksonville Jaguars Tickets

Written by Charles Peacock
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Interested in seeing a Jags game live? You're not alone--the Jacksonville Jaguars have taken an unexpected turn for the better in the 2004 season. With the departure of reliable quarterback Mark Brunell at the end of the 2003 season, many people thought the Jags would need a few years to rebuild. They were wrong.

The New-Look Jacksonville Jaguars

With new head coach Jack Del Rio and second-year quarterback Byron Leftwich, the Jaguars are a team on the rise. The Jaguars were expected to do relatively well in 2003, but an injury to Brunell cast a shadow over the season. Leftwich (then a rookie) was forced into the starting role earlier than the team had planned, and no one knew what to expect.

The Jaguars went 1-7 in the first half of the 2003 season, with Leftwich as the starting quarterback for all but two of those losses. Things weren't looking good, but the poise of Leftwich slowly raised the team from the ashes. The Jags finished strongly, going 4-4 in their last 8 games and finishing with a 5-11 record.

With Brunell gone and Leftwich penned in as the starter, no one was quite sure what to expect from the Jags this year. Luckily the trio of Leftwich, running back Fred Taylor and wide receiver Jimmy Smith gives the Jags a lot of options on offense. Leftwich has been better than expected, and the future for the Jags looks bright.

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