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“We’re having a serious conversation about a facility here, a brand-new facility,” [Head Coach Urban Meyer] said. “I’ve put together a sports performance team that I expect to be the best in the NFL. You’re talking about Jacksonville, Florida … no state tax and all of the above … weather. I want this to be the destination place in the National Football League.

https://jaguarswire.usatoday.com/2021/03/07/urban-meyer-wants-new-jaguars-facility/
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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2021, 10:17:24 PM »
This is the Four Seasons Hotel development they are talking to the DIA about at Metropolitan Park.
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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2021, 04:53:56 AM »
"You’re talking about Jacksonville, Florida … no state tax and all of the above … weather. "

Huh?
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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2021, 09:34:00 AM »
"You’re talking about Jacksonville, Florida … no state tax and all of the above … weather. "

Huh?

He's saying he wants to make this, Jacksonville, the preferred destination for NFL stars. He's in a college recruiting mindset, but honestly it can't possibly hurt.

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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 09:38:18 AM »
So after the Jaguars spent all this money creating a much needed indoor practice facility this isn't good enough for Coach Meyer because WHAT? Because they can't make practice a road trip from the stadium? And on top of that they are incapable of having a JambaJuice or blow dry bar adjacent to it? My oh my, this man can't be hamstrung by game-breaking issues like this when he makes his big pitch to free agents in the living rooms of their moms and dads!

There is no doubt that Urban Meyer is an incredibly talented coach but my big question with him is how will a man who has a history of not handling losses well deal with any sustained losing streaks, particularly when they may be due to things outside of his control?

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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 09:54:52 AM »
Wasn't a new practice facility built just a few years back?
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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 10:27:37 AM »
"You’re talking about Jacksonville, Florida … no state tax and all of the above … weather. "

Huh?

What exactly is confusing about this?

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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 10:30:37 AM »
"You’re talking about Jacksonville, Florida … no state tax and all of the above … weather. "

Huh?

What exactly is confusing about this?

The sentence?

What "all of the above" is he referring to? I get it that no state tax and the weather are considerations. But what else is he talking about? It reads like they left out some stuff.
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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2021, 11:21:03 AM »
"You’re talking about Jacksonville, Florida … no state tax and all of the above … weather. "

Huh?

What exactly is confusing about this?

The sentence?

What "all of the above" is he referring to? I get it that no state tax and the weather are considerations. But what else is he talking about? It reads like they left out some stuff.

Those are paraphrases from a longer intereview which you can listen to in full at the link provided within the article.

I think you are leaving out the preceding pieces:
Now that he’s jumped to the NFL, he expects nothing less and told Jaguars.com the organization is having a serious conversation about a brand new team facility.

“We’re having a serious conversation about a facility here, a brand-new facility,” Meyer said. “I’ve put together a sports performance team that I expect to be the best in the NFL.




And the next sentence which says 'I want this to be the destination place in the National Football League.'

He is referring to creating an environment where players, coaches and staff want to leave other NFL teams to go to Jacksonville.

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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2021, 11:47:00 AM »
^LOL, I thought most pro players go wherever they get the most money  8).  Why else would you play in places like Green Bay and Buffalo?

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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2021, 12:07:36 PM »
"You’re talking about Jacksonville, Florida … no state tax and all of the above … weather. "

Huh?

What exactly is confusing about this?

The sentence?

What "all of the above" is he referring to? I get it that no state tax and the weather are considerations. But what else is he talking about? It reads like they left out some stuff.

Those are paraphrases from a longer intereview which you can listen to in full at the link provided within the article.

I think you are leaving out the preceding pieces:
Now that he’s jumped to the NFL, he expects nothing less and told Jaguars.com the organization is having a serious conversation about a brand new team facility.

“We’re having a serious conversation about a facility here, a brand-new facility,” Meyer said. “I’ve put together a sports performance team that I expect to be the best in the NFL.




And the next sentence which says 'I want this to be the destination place in the National Football League.'

He is referring to creating an environment where players, coaches and staff want to leave other NFL teams to go to Jacksonville.

Weird, the only link I saw led to a transcription of an interview (not a recording) and had that same problematic construction. I'll take your word for what he meant - it just threw me a bit. It kind of read like he said more, but when they edited it down for space, they left out relevant bits.
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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2021, 03:39:18 PM »
^LOL, I thought most pro players go wherever they get the most money  8).  Why else would you play in places like Green Bay and Buffalo?

Most guys do, but I think the money gets pretty close at the higher end of the free agency market. At that point it comes down to other factors, like which team gives you the best chance at competing for a championship? Top-tier facilities and a strong player development program puts teams in a better position to get the most out of young (inexpensive) talent, which is attractive to older (more expensive) players. It's not quite the end-all-be-all that it is in college, where facilities essentially ARE the compensation, but it's not nothing.

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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 06:17:57 PM »
Taxpayers, hold on to your wallets.  Looks like this ask could exceed $100 million!  And, it may not even be in Duval County.  Maybe some other taxpayers get the bill?

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/03/08/urban-meyer-says-jaguars-having-serious-discussions-new-team-facility/4626835001/?utm_source=jacksonville-News%20Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alerts&utm_term=news_alert


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A majority of teams in the NFL have a stand-alone training facility, which includes both of the Florida teams — the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Dolphins' $135 million, state-of-the-art facility is tentatively scheduled to open later this spring. The Carolina Panthers' new training facility on a 200-acre site in Rock Hill, S.C., is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

But since their inception in 1995, the Jaguars' training facility and team offices have been housed at TIAA Bank Field. Similar to the Jaguars, the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots' training facility is housed inside their stadiums. 
 

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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 06:37:18 PM »
This site is so toxic when any Jags topic comes up. jesus y'all just need to STFU already. peace out.
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Re: Jags are having a 'serious' conversation about a new team facility
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2021, 07:27:30 PM »
This site is so toxic when any Jags topic comes up. jesus y'all just need to STFU already. peace out.

Well, that's a good way to support our team :-[.  You don't work for Curry do you?

Face it, there are at least 3 flavors of Jax Jag's citizens:

1. Those who could care less about the team - we shouldn't do anything to appease them.
2. Those who are infatuated with all things Jags (sounds like you qualify) - we should do everything to appease them.
3. Those who enjoy the Jags but draw a line somewhere on how much the taxpayers should appease them to keep them here. (Count me in this group.) 

In the last category, there will be a wide range of lines drawn but the common thread is that the Jags don't have unlimited access to the taxpayer's pocketbooks.  Further, if the Jags are going to be on the public dole, they should expect to have to deal with and address public inputs as they have made us their partners by using our funds. 

This City has major unfunded and unmet needs that are piling up by the day due to our low tax structure and use of limited funds for, what some might argue, are less pressing priorities - which might include some or all of the Jag's projects.

So, please respect that there are differing opinions and choose a better way to make your points.