"We have not finalized our blackout number yet, but it will be the same as last year, or very close, to accommodate some seating initiatives we are considering unrelated to the blackout issue."
One on hand I understand Mr. Khan's thinking on this, he wants to sell out and not worry about it. His goal is to make the Jaguars tickets as valuable as possible. This is all good and all but what happens the first game that's blacked out. I hate to say that but Mr. Khan has already said that he will not buy up any tickets so that the team will not get blacked out. Add this to the fact that the economy is still bad and the Jaguars are coming off of a bad season and it isn't good.
Personally I would of preferred the Jaguars to go under the NFL rule and not worry about being blacked out. That would take away the worry of getting to the blackout number every week. Instead of having the negativity around about not selling enough tickets start to make a positive feel. This could still happen if Mr. Khan and the Jaguars are successful in making the Jagaurs tickets "the hottest ticket in town." If this doesn't happen though and the Jaguars do get blacked out, this will be considered a huge mistake and something else for fans to be critical of the team.