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No easy task: getting Jags to London

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Updated: 10/23/2013 9:37 pm

LONDON -- Getting the Jaguars -- and everything they need -- to London was no easy task, but Hamzah Ahmad still loves his job.

Ahmad is the director of football logistics & facilities. He made the master plan of the entire trip to London, coordinating everything from the plane and the hotels to where the players practice. 

[Photo Blog: Jaguars in London]

"There's a lot of detail that goes into it," Ahmad said. "We relied on working with the other teams that have been to London before."

The details of the trip are laid out line by line on a list called the "Carnet." It's a passport for nearly everything that had to go with the team, including pads and helmets.

"I think it's about 40 pages long," Ahmad said.

Ahmad spoke to his counterparts in the NFL about what works -- and what doesn't -- when it comes to playing across the pond.

He paid attention to every detail, including the facility where the Jaguars practice this week. It has been made to look and feel like Jacksonville.

Ahmad said he hope it all goes off without a hitch.

"I'm excited to see it all come together," he said. "We can use the same template for the next four years."

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c9bcrewman - 10/23/2013 7:37 PM
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they need a win. lol we'll see. keep the whole organization there can like's it there. the city and fan's need a break from these loser's. stand united and all in are a bunch of bull, that mean's nothing. the only thing they are good at is standing united and all in line to get there fat pay check's. one thing or sure there not getting a penny of mine. nothing easy about this team they can't play football. lol
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