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Stampede Blue broke down a recent Bill Polian radio appearance on Indy's 1070 The Fan, providing this nugget for a wider audience:
Polian rates the Jaguars as the AFC’s most improved team.
"I see Jacksonville as both a very improved football team and a team that has changed 90 degrees in terms of their approach to personnel, their approach to playing the game. And they may not be a playoff team yet because this division is so strong, but they are gonna be probably THE most improved team certainly in this division and I would say without question in the AFC. [Tyson Alualu] is a terrific addition. Their draft, top to bottom, we thought was absolutely first rate. They’ve made great additions throughout the year. Last year, they took away the people that were non contributors. They moved them on. And Jack Del Rio and his general manager are right on the same page. And they’re doing a heck of job. Look for them to be a contender."
It’s easy for a division-winner and continuous contender to blow smoke about another team in its division. But Polian doesn’t hand out compliments loosely. His opinion on such matters is something that should be encouraging to Jacksonvillians.
Hear the whole interview here.