Here’s an interesting post-script to Tuesday’s “we need to try harder” press conference from Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver.
As Weaver made the case for making the franchise better, coach Jack Del Rio apparently had other plans.
Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union explores the intriguing dynamic of an empty chair at the head table, and a “dismayed” team P.R. staff. Del Rio didn’t attend, and no one provided a plausible explanation for his absence.
“Personally, I didn’t feel like it was a press conference for Jack and I to sit together [and sing] ‘Kumbaya,’” Weaver said, after by all appearances performing the song as a solo.
So while Del Rio supposedly is safe for at least another season, something strange is going on in Jacksonville, and it’s the kind of thing that won’t help the team sell more tickets in 2010.