One important part of the good football culture formula Dan Leberfeld

Like the New York Jets, the Jacksonville Jaguars are attempting to change their football culture.

Former NFL defensive end Jeff Lageman, who was the Jets’ first-round pick in the 1989 draft, is now a radio analyst for the Jaguars radio network.

In an interview recently with the Jaguars website, he was asked about the key to changing a football culture.

“I’ve always been a big believer that if you want to change the culture, you get good people, who are really good football players,” Lageman said. “That’s the way you do it.”

That sounds like the plan of Jets GM Joe Douglas, who is working tirelessly, along with head coach Robert Saleh, to change the Jets football culture.

You look at the Jets’ recent draft, adding players like cornerback Sauce Gardner, receiver Garrett Wilson, end Jermaine Johnson and running back Breece Hall, who all seem to be these kinds of guys – “good people, who are really good football players.” Of course they still all have a lot of prove on the NFL level, but they all seem to fit this template.

In free agency, the Jets seemed to add more guys like that this year in guard Laken Tomlinson, cornerback D.J. Reed, safety Jordan Whitehead and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas.

The more guys you add like this, you certainly help your chances of turning around your football culture.

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