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Did Del Rio lose his drive?

Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:00 am
Edited on: November 29, 2011 11:33 am
 

Jack Del Rio is gone in Jacksonville, and it's been a long time coming.

Del Rio's wasn't liked inside the building the past couple of years, and there were many inside who felt once he got paid his big contract he lost the zest for being a head coach.

According to sources, Del Rio was coming into the office this year at around 9 a.m. most days and leaving early.

That rubbed his staff the wrong way. It rubbed the front office the wrong way.

It even became a bit of a joke inside the building as the time he entered the building was noted some days by the staff.

I never expected Del Rio to be fired during the season because that's not the way owner Wayne Weaver works. But his actions the past couple of months made it happen -- not the record.

Interim coach Mel Tucker has done a great job with his defense. Tucker is highly regarded inside the building. Does he have a chance to keep the job permanently? 

Probably not, but anyone who would get the job would be wise to take a look at keeping him as the defensive coordinator.

A team looking for one should also consider him.

Del Rio was 69-73 in Jacksonville with one playoff victory. Those are the numbers that get you fired a long time ago. He lasted too long, much to the chagrin of the fans and many inside the building.

It didn't help that he stopped being as passionate about his job as he was early in his tenure.

I liked Del Rio. But there were times he was too stubborn, married to an outdated offense that never seemed to get with the times. He was considered arrogant and inflexible. That doesn't win over friends in the building, and it didn't help he threw coaches under the bus.

Don't feel sad for him. He's made a lot of money as Jaguars coach and is owed $5 million next year. Del Rio will be fine.

Will the franchise? 

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Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 11:01 am
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

So when can LA start building that new stadium for the JAX? I like the sound of that " LA JAX ". Cool



my god dont you idiotic so called football fans get sick of this...How many teams have had blackouts this year? There are many- but one of them is not the jags- even as sucky as we are we sell out so let it go...LA is a cestpool of crap and their fans are worthless so whoever moves there is stupid at best...Its fuinny how San Diego has trouble selling out and they are right down the street yet you dont see this crap with them...It all stems from th eelite bias in this media we have......



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:36 am
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

The Jaguars made two mistakes this season...one, they let David Garrard go and the other was they kept Jack Del Rio as head coach. I'm really surprised Garrard hasn't had any offers, like from the Texans, or maybe he could return to the Jags.


Garrard is injured. He had surgery two months ago - the Raiders (among others) wanted to bring him in once Jason Campbell was hurt, but he's unable to play. The Jags wisely cut him because he was guaranteed a lot of money and was hurt.

Decent blog from Prisco but how many times can one say "in the building" in a short story.  How about proof-reading next time please?




Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 8:53 am
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

I strenuously defended JDR during the Shack Harris years as it was clear that personnel decisions were subpar at best and downright idiotic at worst.  That being said, the talent levels via the draft and FA have increased dramatically the past few years (under Smith) yet his coaching has been subpar and predictable at best and downright horrible at worst.  In other words, it was time to go.

Most likely a solid HC in college or DC in the NFL.  But he had ample opportunity to HC in the NFL and couldn't get it done.

No hard feelings (especially with the wheel barrels of money you collected).  



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:01 am
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

Why don't you ask his wife? You can hear  her complaining, so yes, he has lost his drive. lol 



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:00 am
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

Why don't you ask his wife? You can hear  her complaining, so yes, he has lost his drive. lol 



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:15 am
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Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

 I'm really surprised Garrard hasn't had any offers,

The Texans invited him for a tryout but Gerrard is physically unable to play right now. They didn't say why.


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Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

So when can LA start building that new stadium for the JAX? I like the sound of that " LA JAX ". Cool




Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

Crap, the grammar police are on duty.  Be careful what you write.  And how can anyone be surprised that Garrard hasn't been signed by anyone?  Del Rio should have been canned with Garrard.  Fortunately the Jags kept Gene so they can keep on sucking.  (Any suggestions, grammar police?)



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Did Del Rio lose his drive?

What the what???  Prisco and I agree lock-step on something?
(looking out the window to see if pigs are flying)


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