During an exclusive party Thursday night for NFL owners and their guests, at least two colleagues approached Jaguars owner Shad Khan. "They said, 'This is your third year or your second year, right?' " Khan said. "I said, 'It sure feels like it, but it's been about a year.' The NFL, I'm finding out, you have to measure out in dog years." Yes, Khan's 13 months in charge of the Jaguars has been that interesting. They've had two general managers, two coaches … and two victories, which have overshadowed the off-the-field success. During an interview in the bowels of the New Orleans Convention Center Friday morning, Khan provided what amounted to a State of the Jaguars address. Khan made no predictions about the 2013 season, didn't talk about how quickly the Jaguars can be playoff contenders and gave no details on logo and uniform changes. This being Super Bowl Week — Baltimore faces San Francisco Sunday night in the Superdome — Khan was asked if the Super Bowl has a chance to return to Jacksonville. "I would do whatever is in my power and resources to help the city and the state do that," he said. But it's not on the city's radar? "I don't think so," Khan said. "For the city of Jacksonville, I would think, the top priority is creating economic growth and jobs." The city hosted the Super Bowl in February 2005, when New England defeated Philadelphia. Before the Jaguars' game in November against Indianapolis, Commissioner Roger Goodell cited a lack of hotel rooms as the primary reason why Jacksonville would not be under future consideration to host the Super Bowl. The city used cruise ships to make up for the shortfall when it hosted. Khan was joined in New Orleans by new general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley. A month ago, neither was employed by the Jaguars. Caldwell was hired on Jan. 8 and he hired Bradley nine days later.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan hears high praise for GM, coaching hires at Super Bowl
Jacksonville Times-Union | Feb 2