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Report: Jack Del Rio to interview for Chiefs job

Posted on: January 5, 2012 10:08 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2012 8:33 am
 
Could Jack Del Rio be the next Todd Haley? (US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

We didn't see this coming: Former Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio will interview for the Chiefs' head-coaching job Friday, according to Kansas City's KCTV5.

Jacksonville fired Del Rio in late November after a 3-8 start. It was his eighth season with the Jaguars and he left with a 68-71 record, including two playoff appearances. But the Jags under Del Rio hadn't finished above .500 since 2007, a four-year span that included two 5-11 finishes (including '11, when they went 2-3 with Mel Tucker as the interim head coach). And sources told CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco that Del Rio had lost his drive, showing up to work at 9 a.m., which is swell for your garden-variety sedentary pencil pusher but equivalent to banker's hours for an NFL head coach.

Former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor, who played for Tom Coughlin and Del Rio before ending his career with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, said that Del Rio played favorites and that contributed to his downfall.

"Why do you think I'm not there?" Taylor asked the ThePostGame.com's Eric Adelson shortly after Del Rio was canned. "… At the end of the day, [Del Rio]'s not a head coach. He's a great defensive coach. But he's not a head coach."

Also not helping Del Rio: the Jaguars' dreadful offense, exacerbated by a rookie quarterback and zero playmakers outside of Maurice Jones-Drew. But it's not like the Chiefs are an offensive juggernaut. They "featured" Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko and Kyle Orton under center at various points this season. Yes, Del Rio, a defensive coach, could higher a brilliant offensive mind to turn things around but if that's the thinking, why hire Del Rio at all? Just hire the brilliant offensive mind.

Or, if general manager Scott Pioli is interested in a defensive-minded head coach in the Belichick mold, here's a thought: give the job to Romeo Crennel, the Chiefs' defensive coordinator who took over after Todd Haley was fired late in the season. Crennel has the support of his players and he did something no other team had been able to do in 12 months: beat the Packers.

Kansas City has also interviewed Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin are are reportedly interested in speaking with Falcons' OC Mike Mularkey.

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Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:37 am
 

Report: Jack Del Rio to interview for Chiefs job

Umm...."Not exactly an offensive juggernaut"?

Did everyone just forget about Jamaal Charles? The guy is extremely explosive as a RB and was placed on IR for this season. He'll be back next year and I'd figure that would definitely help the Chiefs offense seeing as their RB core this season was nothing special.

Just something that bugged me.


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Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:50 am
 

Report: Jack Del Rio to interview for Chiefs job

Everytime I see Fred Taylor interviewed I alsoways get him confused with the guy who got busted for smuggling drugs and hitting his wife. OH wait...they are one in the same. Looks like Fred Taylor should keep quiet considering what a tool he is. 

 "Why do you think I'm not there?"...anyone know why Taylor said that? I'm guessing that Taylor was not a favorite of Del Rio because Taylor was a fat lazy player who could care less about being successful on the field. He was too busy breaking laws off it. :)
Hell, I'm not holding back on this one.

You sir hands down may be the most idiotic person I have seen post on this site and damn there are you handfull of guys that I would be ashamed to call my child that have posted on this site before

At first I thought you might be kidding with the smiley face and all but I re-read it and your really not being sarcastic. 

Everytime I see Fred Taylor interviewed I alsoways get him confused with the guy who got busted for smuggling drugs and hitting his wife. OH wait...they are one in the same

What the Fuck? The only time Fred ever had any trouble with the cops was when he was arrested for disordely conduct in which the cops were badgering him simply because he was a black athlete and was probably a little drunk considering he was coached by one of the biggest idiots -- Del Rio -- concidence, I think not. 

I'm guessing that Taylor was not a favorite of Del Rio because Taylor was a fat lazy player who could care less about being successful on the field. He was too busy breaking laws off it. :)
I'm guessing your probably about 9, amybe younger, and probably never got to see the likes of Taylor in a game. Simply put, no other rusher in the history of the NFL could play like Freddy. But like I said you probably look up to the likes of Frank Gore, Matt Forte, Adrain Peterson who are all out for the money unlike Taylor who supposably is "Fat, Lazy"





Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:31 am
 

Report: Jack Del Rio to interview for Chiefs job

I guess this is Pioli's way of telling Romeo he's not getting the job.  I just wish Pioli would get over himself and stop looking at proven losers.  Del Rio is a DC, and will never be a good head coach.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:58 am
 

Report: Jack Del Rio to interview for Chiefs job



  I hear Joe Paterno is looking for a job, but the players might be too old for him.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:50 am
 

Report: Jack Del Rio to interview for Chiefs job

Sounds like you need to get your facts straight before you spout off. Fred taylor has more class in his pinky finger than you do in your entire body. He was great to talk to at the stadium or the couple of times I ran into him in public places. He was not ever lazy and as a matter of fact gave MJD his blessing to beat his franchise record this year.  There is a reason Jax brought him back to retire as a Jaguar. He wanted it and because of his classiness and what he did for this team they honored him. Next time do some research before you come on here and look like a total fool.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:43 am
 

Report: Jack Del Rio to interview for Chiefs job

at least the chiefs are interviewing. i was going to say it is rally a surprise that they they are interviewing that doesnt have new england connections, but i dont know anything about the guy so he may have, if i was clark hunt , i would tell him. he does not have to have a new england connection. you hired all you friends, that didnt work out. hire an enemy.


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