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Storm clouds gather around Del Rio

J.Del-Rio.jpgWe reported recently that Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio essentially will be interviewing for his job when he meets this week with owner Wayne Weaver.

Jay Glazer of FOX seems to suggest that Del Rio could be in hot water regardless of the outcome of the coming sit-down with the boss.

Per Glazer, a “couple of people” in the building have been “killing” Del Rio, and there’s “a lot of smoke” coming out of team headquarters.

Del Rio has coached the Jaguars since 2003.  Under his leadership, the team has qualified for only two playoff berths.  His lone postseason win came two seasons ago at Pittsburgh.

The Jags have now gone two years without getting to the tournament.  Amid ongoing struggles to fill the home stadium, Weaver might be ready to make a change — especially in light of rumors of conflict among Del Rio and members of his coaching staff.

So stay tuned.  Del Rio could be chopping wood in a different forest next season.
 

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22 Responses to “Storm clouds gather around Del Rio”
  1. snnyjcbs says: Jan 10, 2010 4:33 PM

    Yes maybe USC.

  2. The Coop says: Jan 10, 2010 4:34 PM

    Like Del Rio cares. Dude probably wants to get fired so he can go to USC.

  3. tfm_drummer says: Jan 10, 2010 4:36 PM

    to start with i was willing to give JDR another year to get us back to the playoffs but I keep thinking about how many times it seems people have problems with him. it cant be everyone else. I dont think he has the mentality to ger this team over the hump. im startin to think we need to go in anther direction. money will be the big decider here.

  4. sniperhare says: Jan 10, 2010 4:37 PM

    I hope he leaves to USC (but it seems unlikely) I don’t think Weaver would pay for him to sit out and get a good HC.
    If Weaver does fire Del Rio I can see Mike Tice getting promoted on a one year deal unless they can land someone else cheap.

  5. Reptar says: Jan 10, 2010 4:38 PM

    Damn. Three times in the AFC South will be thrilled if he stays.

  6. samh says: Jan 10, 2010 4:38 PM

    This team turned over about half (could be more?) of its roster because Shack Harris is an abysmal evaluator of talent. Del Rio did not have final say over the roster. That they won 7 games this year – mostly beating those who they were supposed to beat – says that Del Rio may not be a hall of fame coach but he’s not incompetent either. When the Front Office gave him better players, he put up more wins.
    That said I won’t cry when he’s gone. Unless the next guy is worse…

  7. jj jones says: Jan 10, 2010 4:54 PM

    “Damn. Three times in the AFC South will be thrilled if he stays.”
    I assume you mean ‘teams’. Would one of those teams be the Texans that the Jaguars swept this year?

  8. Giants010 says: Jan 10, 2010 5:14 PM

    Maybe he can go to the Giants as a DC? Then they have a coach in waitin for when Tom C. leaves.

  9. SuzyKolberIsAwesome says: Jan 10, 2010 5:55 PM

    USC would be a great landing spot for him

  10. FumbleNuts says: Jan 10, 2010 5:56 PM

    Bill Cowher will coach the Jaguars if Del Rio is gone.

  11. downsouth49er says: Jan 10, 2010 6:40 PM

    Looks like Del Rio and the Jags could go their seperate ways but still end up in same place….Southern California. Wow how strange is that?

  12. Seeryer says: Jan 10, 2010 7:08 PM

    Maybe Weaver can trade Del Rio to the Raiders for a 4th round pick or something. Al would have t take on the $5M a year salary. Oh, if I ruled the world.

  13. Dave says: Jan 10, 2010 7:18 PM

    “A lot of smoke coming out of the building” killing Del Rio??? You think??? Could be the “genius” Gene Smith who has been back stabbing people above him since arriving in Jax?? He has a lot of skins on his wall, always blaming other people for poor draft choices, as if he was never even in the building when those choices were made. Ha Ha

  14. ryanrico says: Jan 10, 2010 7:39 PM

    Del Rio to USC is laughable… On what level is he qualified to coach a major college program?

  15. Deb says: Jan 10, 2010 9:23 PM

    The college talking heads are saying SC doesn’t want Del Rio. If his coaching staff has a problem with him, he needs to make some changes to his staff. And if talent is the issue, Weaver needs to hire a better player personnel director. Maybe Del Rio’s problem is that he hasn’t been cleaning house or demanding someone more competent to buy the groceries.
    As for Cowher (the new Where’s Waldo), why would he go to an unstable team when he has other choices? He wants Carolina and Fox’s contract is up next year. I doubt he’d trade that possibility for a team that may be dragged to another city. No coach would want to step into that kind of quagmire. (I hope that doesn’t happen to the Jags or their fans, but everyone seems to be talking about it.)

  16. Reptar says: Jan 10, 2010 10:56 PM

    # jj jones says: January 10, 2010 4:54 PM
    “Damn. Three times in the AFC South will be thrilled if he stays.”
    I assume you mean ‘teams’. Would one of those teams be the Texans that the Jaguars swept this year?
    ————————-
    Yeah my bad on the typo. Was trying to multi-task. Apparently failed.
    But if you honestly, as a Jags fan, believe that JDR is a good coach, then I just feel sorry for you. He pretty much gives the Colts a win every year.

  17. Brohamma says: Jan 11, 2010 8:29 AM

    There’s only ONE way that the Jaguars will remain in Jacksonville… and it involves TWO specific people. Those two people are Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer.
    So long Jack.

  18. Seeryer says: Jan 11, 2010 9:46 AM

    Dave said, “Gene Smith who has been back stabbing people above him since arriving in Jax?? He has a lot of skins on his wall, always blaming other people for poor draft choices, as if he was never even in the building when those choices were made. Ha Ha”
    Is that why he is still around after all this time? Because he has been stabbing people in the back? Are you Charles Bailey, you lazy bastard. Gene Smith was on of the first people Tom Coughlin hired way back in 1994. Gene Smith was director of college scouting under Shack which means he was like 4th on the totem pole as far as final decisions on draft day. Now he is at the top of the totem pole and he drafted very well in year one. The only people Gene would ever stab in the back are the people who are lazy and a drag on the organization. Thats not called back stabbing thats called cleaning house.

  19. Ryan Ard says: Jan 11, 2010 10:56 AM

    Oh please take JDR off our hands. His ego is way too big for our city. His ego will fit in well at USC. I do think it is funny that a College program has reservation about him…That should be clue number 1 Mr. Weaver to get rid of him.

  20. Dave says: Jan 11, 2010 3:57 PM

    Seeryer.. You must be reading Gene Smith’s personal press clippings. Tom Coughlin had nothing to do with hiring Smith. He was hired by the college director, at the time, Rick Reiprish, who by the way has also been let go (read stabbed in the back by Gene Smith). Charles Bailey was in the pro scouting department, not college, and had marginal contact with Smith. Before you start throwing s*#t against the wall you should get your facts right, Seeryer.. Gene Smith has been college director and senior scout for more than just the past year and had a lot to say with who they drafted through many poor drafts.. And to say this past draft was successfull, it’s too early to say and their record does not speak well for the guys he has brought in. Look at what Dimitroff did in Atlanta – one year and a lot of good moves.

  21. Dave says: Jan 11, 2010 4:01 PM

    Seeryer – By the way, college scouting director is NOT 4th on the totem pole, it’s 2nd, directly under Shack. The first person Shack relied on for information about college prospects.

  22. Jon Errington says: Apr 7, 2010 9:37 PM

    The geniuses in Jax let top quality Tom Coughlin and Rick Reiprish leave and they never recovered. They need to beg them back and start over – again.

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