The fact that our audience includes, for reasons still neither known nor apparent, a significant number of league insiders has some benefits.
We often receive feedback from folks in the know after posting a story on a given subject. On many occasions, the feedback includes profanity and/or yelling. On a few occasions, the feedback entails confirmation and/or elaboration.
Regarding our recent story delving into the question of whether Jags coach Jack Del Rio will avoid getting fired in Jacksonville, we’re hearing that Del Rio is indeed in trouble — and that he essentially will be “interviewing for his job” next week when the seventh-year coach meets with owner Wayne Weaver.
Per the source, Del Rio will have to “be on his best behavior,” and he’ll need to set aside a tendency to be “moody.”
If Weaver decides to make a change, he’ll be on the hook for $15 million over the next three years. As we mentioned the other day, but for the buyout Del Rio already would be gone.
In the end, Weaver might decide that paying Del Rio $15 million not to coach is better than paying him $15 million to stick around for three more years.