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Jack Del Rio fired

Posted on: November 29, 2011 8:38 am
Edited on: November 29, 2011 8:45 am
Jack Del Rio is the first coaching casualty of the season, I've confirmed.

This is not a stunning development. The only thing mildly surprising is the timing. There was a belief he would last the season.

Assistant Mel Tucker takes over in the interim.

Del Rio is still owed $5 million. Incredible. So he won't be applying for unemployment insurance anytime soon.

More on this story later.
Category: NFL
Tags: Jaguars

Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:16 am

Jack Del Rio fired

What I don't get is the firing after 11 games.  Why wait 11 and not just let him complete the year?  He is making 5 million from the team so he might as well be working.  They are not going to have Mel Tucker coach next year so why is important he takes over for the last 5 games?  Mel Tucker is going to come in and run the same system for the last 5 games so it's not like it will be a huge change.

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:14 am

Jack Del Rio fired

You people are fools.  If you think Del Rio was the problem, you need to look a little higher up the chain.  Del Rio was just a puppet for an ownership that cared much more about the bottom line than winning football games.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:12 am

Jack Del Rio fired

For everybody complaining about Del Rio cutting ties with David Garrard, I hear you.  But let me ask you this...where is he now?  We've seen at least a half dozen teams in desperate need of a starting quarterback and Garrard hasn't shown up anywhere.  Why haven't we seen him getting off a plane in Kansas City, Oakland, Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis, Washington, Miami... the list goes on.  There are a ton of teams that could use a true starting QB but none of them have even sniffed Garrard and nobody in the media is reporting that they have.  Why not?  Maybe Garrard isn't as good as some would like to think.  He looked decent in Jacksonville but maybe that was more luck than anything else?

Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:11 am

Jack Del Rio fired

As long as MJD keeps running and being the main threat and scoring machine on this team, i dont care who the head coach is

Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:02 am

Jack Del Rio fired

Sorry Jags! I've been a fan of yours since your inception, in fact, lived there when you were born in '95. The Jags haven't been the same since Del Rio & Company let Fred Taylor bolt for New England. I can understand letting Leftwich take a stroll but Garrard? Well, don't you worry Del Rio fans, he'll end up on someone's bench, perhaps along side his good ol' buddy Mike Tice (another former player who couldn't hack it as a coach). Hey Jags, guess what? News is we are putting together a stadium out here in L.A. Why don't ya'll pack the van and head west on I-10. Stop when you get to the pier in Santa Monica and take a breath. Smell that? Smells like a fresh start, doesn't it?

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:01 am

Jack Del Rio fired

They just now realized he wasnt making it as the head coach?  It took 3-8?  It hasnt taken the last god knows how many years?


Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 8:56 am

Jack Del Rio fired

Bout time, they cut Garrard when he wasnt the problem....they fixed the defense but destroyed the offense by playing an unprepared rookie. Gabbert hasnt learned anything, the Jags havent won 3 games, and Del Rio lost his job...Look what cutting a pro bowler does to you

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 8:48 am

Jack Del Rio fired

Great job, Jacksonville, long overdue. This was coming from the time Del Rio cut Garrard. I hope he did not seriously expect to win anything with McCown and Gabbert. Gabbert and Painter are neck and neck for the worst starting QB in the league. Del Rio obviously must be a horrible coach if he can't see that Gabbert gives them no chance to win.

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