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Del Rio plans to ease up on young team

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio spent part of this offseason doing a little “soul searching” about what he can do better.  His conclusion: He needs to scale back how hard he pushes his young players.

“I think we pushed our young guys to a point where they didn’t have anything left,” Del Rio said in Indianapolis this week.  “I’ve got to do a better job getting my team ready to play their best in December.”

Del Rio doesn’t regret his approach of throwing “caution to the wind.”  He believes he squeezed everything possible out of his team, even though they struggled at the end of the season yet again.

“We got there because we pushed,” Del Rio said.  “But in pushing that hard, they didn’t have anything left at the end of the year”

One way Del Rio plans to save his players this year is by reducing offseason workouts.  Of course, the work stoppage may do that for him.

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4 Responses to “Del Rio plans to ease up on young team”
  1. dempsey63 says: Feb 27, 2011 1:02 PM

    Jack Del Rio “gets it.” He pointed a finger at himself first and recognized that some problems–and, hence, their solutions–start at the top of the flow chart.

  2. thetooloftools says: Feb 27, 2011 1:03 PM

    Hey, If Tom C. in NY can turn it around, anyone can. I thought he was HATED and now players want to go to war for the guy.
    Just keep them mentally sharp Jack.

  3. jvilleballa says: Feb 27, 2011 1:09 PM

    I’m sick of this guy. Once my Jaguars miss out o n the post season again this year, him and QB David Garbage can get the hell out of jville.

  4. jvilleballa says: Feb 27, 2011 1:18 PM

    Since 2003, whats the jaguars playoff recored? 1-2? And what QB have they drafted besides Byron Leftwich? Hey I love my jags but shack harris set this team back 5 years with horrible drafting. Heres a little fact for you. The jaguars passed on Aaron Rodgers to draft Matt Jones. Thats just one example of why this franchise is so average.

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