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Hugh Douglas: Jack Del Rio “needs to be punched in the face”

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Former NFL defensive end Hugh Douglas, who spent a year playing for Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville, says Del Rio’s handling of the quarterback situation is so shameful that physical violence would be justified.

Douglas noted that Del Rio has now twice cut his starting quarterback just before the start of the regular season, with Byron Leftwich in 2006 and with David Garrard this week, and Douglas says that represents a pattern of dishonesty on Del Rio’s part.

“This is not unlike Jack because he did Byron Leftwich the same way,” Douglas said on ESPN Radio. “If there was ever a coach who needs to be punched in the face for not being truthful to his players, it’s Jack Del Rio.”

According to Douglas, Jacksonville players are tuning Del Rio out because they don’t think they can trust him.

“I can’t believe that those guys in Jacksonville believe what Jack Del Rio is selling,” Douglas said.

If the decision to dump Garrard has current Jaguars players feeling the same way as Douglas, Del Rio may be the next one to get dumped.

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  1. jjrs89 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:06 AM

    Jack del Rio looks like rodney dangerfield

  2. henrykissingerisgod says: Sep 8, 2011 7:07 AM

    Unless ownership made him do it because they wanted to save money and made del Rio do the dirty work

  3. august1969 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:08 AM

    I can’t even believe he’s still a HC. They are clearly trying to lose and save money. Disgraceful.

  4. hotpappyjohnson says: Sep 8, 2011 7:10 AM

    hugh douglas is still running his mouth after TO punched him in it

  5. RussianBreadMaker says: Sep 8, 2011 7:10 AM

    I agree, only because he’s a former Cowboy.

  6. shallowfan says: Sep 8, 2011 7:11 AM

    The 8mil saved from Garrard is going to be used to buy out Del Rio’s contract when he gets fired after the season…that is the plan in jacksonville this year. Everyone knows Del Rio is a lame duck coach and isn’t going to be back. Time for a culture change in Jax.

    Sorry Jax fans, this is a throw away year for you. Hopefully things will be better next year. I really do feel for you.

  7. redskinspike says: Sep 8, 2011 7:11 AM

    I think Del Rio is gone after this seasoN regardless. The only thing that can fix this organization is a culture change. New GM, new HC.

  8. homerpimpson says: Sep 8, 2011 7:11 AM

    Where’s TO when you need him?

  9. kilo0986 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:16 AM

    Lololo that’s hilarious, you can’t deny the fact that he did the fans and the team wrong

  10. 6the6ringedsteelerslolatyouremptylittletrophycase7 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:20 AM

    LOL! I seriously can’t believe Del Rio still has a job. What’s with the management in Jacksonville? That organization should be embarrassed. 6

  11. uncletuna says: Sep 8, 2011 7:22 AM

    Ever consider that he gave the guy every chance to keep his starting gig?

    That Garrard was being truthful when he said that he blew it?

    The smarter move would have been to cut him early in training camp; the loyal move was to give him every opportunity.

    High Douglas is hanging on to whatever fleeting attention he can get.

    Considering what Del Rio has been given to work with, he’s done a remarkable job in Jacksonville.

    And it’s not like the Jacksonville market generates alot of money or support, even when they were winning, to support free agent signings or risks in the draft.

    The truly dishonest coach in Jacksonville had been Tom Coughlin who’s a media darling in New York.

    Why doesn’t anyone question Coughlin’s methods and motives history in both New York and Jacksonville?

    That’s right, he’s in New York…

  12. vickspreadherpes says: Sep 8, 2011 7:23 AM

    Players are never dishonest with their coach. It’s only the establishment against the players all the time. When players are dishonest, that OK but the perception is that a coach or owner is close to the vest thats a tragedy. Del Rio did what he thought was best for his team & ultimately it’s his job to keep or lose.

    Let’s look at a spin on Douglas’s quote:

    “I can’t believe that those guys in Philly believe what Mike Vick is selling,”

    We have a player that is known far & wide for being a pathological liar & he is revered but a coach that hasn’t been 1/10th as dishonest has guys like Hugh Douglas calling them out. DelRio should be punched in the face but Mike Vick should be honored & forgiven.

    Right!

  13. mikgaes says: Sep 8, 2011 7:24 AM

    Hugh who?

  14. deanvernonwormer says: Sep 8, 2011 7:25 AM

    Violence is always a solution for “horses of a different color”.

  15. rdrs68 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:26 AM

    good on him for saying it and Roger can’t do a damn thing about it! Must be driving the control freak crazy that he can’t sanction a former player for exercising the right of expression.

  16. bunjy96 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:29 AM

    Weaver needs the money. Its expensive moving all the way to LA from Jacksonville.

  17. americankris says: Sep 8, 2011 7:29 AM

    Hugh ” T.O kicked my butt and punched me in the face” Douglas

  18. flik44 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:30 AM

    Douglas needs to be arrested for the salary he stole from the Jags. What a bag of crap.

  19. tatum064 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:34 AM

    Lame duck season…its like John Fox on re-wind.

  20. icelovinbrotha215 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:34 AM

    Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggghhh!!!!

  21. sunking7 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:35 AM

    someone needs to fire shooter mcgavins ass

  22. 6thsense79 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:43 AM

    The way this went down was so shameful on so many levels. Even Del Rio’s got to know that. Yes football is an unforgiving sport where you can be cut any season but there is still a way and timing when it comes to cutting someone.

    If Gerrard’s job was on the line why wasn’t this put out there at the beggining of the pre season?

    Why wait literally a few days before the first game of the season to cut an employee of almost a decade? With no inkling of what’s to come given to the player. Come on now. You don’t treat people like that.

    I also like how Del Rio tried to save face by bad mouthing Gerrard and claiming McCown, who only took snaps with the 2nd and 3rd string team, was the best QB at camp. Really? If he felt that way McCown would have taken some snaps with the 1st unit.

    I think the Jags players will play hard because the intensity of the game dictates you do but I don’t think they’ll be buying anything Del Rio is selling.

  23. no1jag says: Sep 8, 2011 7:45 AM

    As much as I want DelRio gone from the Jags, Douglas you need to be in jail for the money your lazy ass stole from the Jags.

  24. qdog112 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:46 AM

    Strictly bush league! The way the firing happened was just wrong and based not on play, but money. NO CLASS, not just Del Rio, but the organization. They have set a pattern.

    Jack will never be a head coach again.

  25. mikebrowndie says: Sep 8, 2011 7:49 AM

    That is best quote in a long time

  26. 6thsense79 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:51 AM

    uncletuna says:Sep 8, 2011 7:22 AM

    Ever consider that he gave the guy every chance to keep his starting gig?

    That Garrard was being truthful when he said that he blew it?

    The smarter move would have been to cut him early in training camp; the loyal move was to give him every opportunity.
    ———————————–
    If this was about loyalty then why didn’t Del Rio make it be known at the beginning of camp that Gerrard’s job was on the line??? Anyway you slice it, it’s pretty scummy to have someone go through team functions and dinners, keep a guy past the official final date for getting your roster down to 53 players like he made the team for the season, and then come by and say buddy you’re out of here literally days before the season starts while that person is still the supposed number 1 on the depth chart.

    Like anything in life. Wether you’re dealing with Doctors, business partners, employer employee relationships, personal relationships, whatever people appreciate it when you’re up front with them….The way Del Rio handled this was shameful. And since he has a pattern of doing this even more shameful.

  27. regisphilbin says: Sep 8, 2011 7:52 AM

    Only DE I’ve ever seen that istoo fat for a 3 point stance.

  28. broncobeta says: Sep 8, 2011 7:52 AM

    jjrs89 says:
    Sep 8, 2011 7:06 AM
    Jack del Rio looks like rodney dangerfield
    —————————————-

    But it’s David Garrard who gets no respect.

  29. tim1999 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:53 AM

    Have no idea why Del Rio still has that job.

  30. iamthefootballjerk says: Sep 8, 2011 7:56 AM

    These ex-players turned player advocates in the media is stomach-turning.

    Del Rio stated 30 days ago that Garrard has to compete to stay on the team. He did not do what was asked, so he got the axe. The bonus is the very cheap Jags save even more $$.

    Therefore, people should be blaming ownership/Weaver if it’s about the money, not Del Rio.

    If it’s not about the money, then you should applaud Del Rio for following through on his original statement. If Garrard was performing at such a high level, they would have never cut him!

  31. mhs8031 says: Sep 8, 2011 7:58 AM

    Coaches can cut players at any time; that is part of the game. Del Rio twice made a decision to go with a new QB. Cutting a player can remove the chance for a QB controversy, give the player a chance at a starting gig somewhere else, and it instills confidence in the QB you plan to start. They drafted Gabbert, so his days were numbered anyway. Who the heck is an ex-player to decide when a coach cuts a player?

  32. onwisconsin42 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:00 AM

    You know, if you actually WATCHED just 10 minutes of Garrard’s play this preseason (that’s all you need to see, it looks just about the same through four games), you’d realize that this was the only move for the team to make.

    You see JDR stringing him along as the starter. I–and any Jaguars fans with a brain–see the team giving Garrard every opportunity to win the job.

    The luncheon timing was terrible. But the fact that the season starts this week doesn’t bother me.

    Garrard had done nothing to separate himself from the rookie on a shortened offseason and McCown. Nothing.

    PS: Approximately 2,500 tickets were sold since the announcement. But, hey, this just means we’re going to L.A.

  33. scudbot says: Sep 8, 2011 8:01 AM

    What’s the big deal? Del Rio’s just using the Shanahan System.

  34. zoxitic says: Sep 8, 2011 8:03 AM

    Hello world? Is anybody out there?

    DEL RIO DID NOT MAKE THE DECISION

  35. blackandtealforeal says: Sep 8, 2011 8:08 AM

    Really, Huge? I mean that’s what you are……

  36. shackdelrio says: Sep 8, 2011 8:09 AM

    Who Douglas? Who cares?

  37. frankrizzo51 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:10 AM

    So are Huge and his gang buddies gonna “throw down on his ass”? Typical gang punk. Solve everything with violence. And don’t start with the I didn’t mean it crap. He said it. Own up to it.

  38. heirshouse says: Sep 8, 2011 8:11 AM

    Hugh Douglas deserves to be punched in the face for being a fat ass loser thief. He signed a HUGE contract for Jax, showed up fat and out of shape, and did less than nothing his entire tenure in Jax. Sour grapes from the biggest bank robber in Jax history.
    Loser.

  39. nevin999 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:12 AM

    Over/Under on Del Rio getting canned?

    I’m taking the over!

  40. emma333 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:12 AM

    Hugh Douglas spent a year playing for Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville–if that’s what you call playing.
    I call it taking a year off with pay. Hugh Douglas is shameful.

  41. jacunn2000 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:13 AM

    jjrs89 says:
    Sep 8, 2011 7:06 AM
    “Jack del Rio looks like rodney dangerfield”

    Yes, but David Gerrard get treated like him.

  42. wittersworld says: Sep 8, 2011 8:15 AM

    Thanks for your 2 cents Huge. If you had any credibility, its now gone.

    While the timing was admittedly bad (admitted by Del Rio himself), the coach was not dishonest in any way shape or form. He told Garrard repeatedly throughout camp that he needed to step it up, and Garrard never did. If Garrard thought his job was safe, he was fooling himself. No job in the league is safe, there’s always someone looking to take it, and eventually they succeed.

  43. greymares says: Sep 8, 2011 8:20 AM

    hotpappyjohnson and americankris obviously you won’t let the facts get in the way of a good story, as a witness to the situation Hugh Douglas kicked T.O.’s butt after 4 or 5 other players offered to do so that day. but truth be told Douglas does have a grudge against Del Rio because after the Jags gave him a big contract he could no longer play at the level worthy to earn the money, and Del Rio cut his butt..

  44. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 8, 2011 8:21 AM

    Del Rio is a brilliant mind- he bought time to rebuild with the new QB, as opposed to having higher expectations with Garrard. Because they weren’t going far this year with Garrard or anyone else!

    And, more importantly for job security, he saved his boss 8 mil

  45. hrudey says: Sep 8, 2011 8:22 AM

    Hugh would volunteer to do it himself, but if he wouldn’t hit anyone when Jacksonville paid him a $6M signing bonus, a season he’s referred to as a “paid vacation”, why would we expect him to do it for free? It must be hard to harbor this much bitterness toward a team that you stole that much money from!

  46. cidman2001 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:31 AM

    Two words for this whole Garrard situation…..LA Jaguars.

  47. 3yardsndust says: Sep 8, 2011 8:33 AM

    It always starts at the top. Jacksonville needs a new owner.

  48. maddog111 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:33 AM

    uncletuna says:
    Sep 8, 2011 7:22 AM
    Ever consider that he gave the guy every chance to keep his starting gig?

    Why doesn’t anyone question Coughlin’s methods and motives history in both New York and Jacksonville?

    That’s right, he’s in New York…
    ———————————————-
    Yeah, because those New York coaches are never scrutinized, are they?

  49. camdenyard says: Sep 8, 2011 8:43 AM

    I think Del Rio is gone after this seasoN regardless. The only thing that can fix this organization is a culture change. New GM, new HC.
    —————————————–

    …and a new city.

    Jax should never have gotten an expansion team to begin with. Right, Tagliabue?

  50. hank10 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:43 AM

    So, Hugh. When are you going to repay the Jags the $10M you ‘stole’ for your one (lousy 3.5 sacks) year there?

  51. riverhorsey says: Sep 8, 2011 8:47 AM

    By all accounts including Garrard’s he was bad in the pre season.

    It’s a dead issue.

  52. deenice810 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:49 AM

    I guess he doesn’t care for Jack Del Rio.

  53. Brian Fullford says: Sep 8, 2011 8:54 AM

    Typical comments from fans and media. Anytime you can take a swipe at Jacksonville do it. When the critics finish taking off their high heels and makeup maybe they can do an actual objective evaluation of the situation which includes poor performance by David. When you invest in a first round QB you want to ensure the best mentor is around him. If they decided that was Luke then obviously David was underperforming. Considering the need to win and rally the fan base they need to field the best team possible. Counter intuitive to speculate Garrard didn’t deserve this. Lastly, while we can all agree the timing wasn’t perfect, that David was given up to the 11th hour to keep his job shows the brass at least gave him every bit of rope to pull himself out.

    While some focus on the emotional element, the rest of us can focus on what was best for the team. In the end that is what matters. Curious if any detractors are also fans of T.O. and Ocho Cinco. If character was so important how could you support those guys?

  54. tjacks7 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:59 AM

    I believe he said: “If there was ever a coach who needs to be punched in the face for not being truthful to his players, it’s Jack Del Rio.”

    Slightly different than how the headline reads.

  55. marty2019 says: Sep 8, 2011 8:59 AM

    Hugh Douglas is one of the all time most hated Jaguars players ever. He came to Jacksonville with a big free agent contract, and never got into any kind of playing shape. The Jags should have sued him.

    When I hear Hugh Douglas criticizing anyone else, it makes me want to puke. That guy is nothing but a common thief.

  56. 11inthebox says: Sep 8, 2011 9:00 AM

    @ iamthefootballjerk who says:

    These ex-players turned player advocates in the media is stomach-turning
    ———————————
    I understand your take. But this is why ex players are hired—to say stupid and outrageous things that will make them more credible. Guys like Hugh Douglas are ‘relating’ to the fans.

    You know like Tiki Barber did when he criticized Eli Manning. That was just so great, wasn’t it? Tiki Barber is the man.

    Oh yeah…

  57. maddenisfordorks says: Sep 8, 2011 9:03 AM

    Pretty sure del rio would hold his own against Huge (who???) Douglas

  58. dspyank2k11 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:04 AM

    Who is Hugh Douglas?

  59. joshh967 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:05 AM

    Dear Jack,

    Thanks for making us not look so bad.

    Signed,
    Bengals Fans/Organization

  60. bigvinnyinjax says: Sep 8, 2011 9:09 AM

    Douglas is a complete joke and I’m surprised any comments from him are considered even slightly newsworthy.

    He made up lies about his experience in Jacksonville and attacked the fans to somehow justify the money he stole from this team. Now he’s turning his moronic venom towards the coach who helped him get all of that money.

    You would have thought that someone who had actually played the game before would understand that JDR is not the man calling all of the shots regarding personnel. Douglas should really be ignored.

  61. gohardorgohome34 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:09 AM

    Its ok, they will pick up Andrew Luck with the first pick in the draft next year!

  62. marty2019 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:11 AM

    Hugh Douglas came to Jacksonville with a big fat free agent contract, after which he came to camp fat and out of shape. He even laughed about it later, calling it “a paid vacation.”

    In the opinion of almost every Jaguar fan, Hugh Douglas is a lowlife scumbag thief. No better than a common criminal.

  63. jaxcliff says: Sep 8, 2011 9:11 AM

    McCown, who only took snaps with the 2nd and 3rd string team

    Actually, McCown worked with the 1s quite a bit in camp and was outplaying Garrard. He also had/played the 1s in the last preseason game and did quite well. It’s telling that Garrard was getting hammered on every play, but when McCown entered on the third series (again with/against first teamers) he wasn’t touched. Also quite interesting that the other players didn’t vote Garrard as a team captain. Even the other players knew he was going downhill.

    The final straw was apparently Monday’s practice, where Garrard threw multiple interceptions. I agree (and Del Rio has admitted) that it was bad form to allow Garrard to attend the Tuesday luncheon, but everyone is blowing this “insult” out of proportion. This is supposed to be a tough game for tough guys, get over it.

    Garrard has been highly inconsistent and overall mediocre at best. He damn near lost his job to McCown last year before McCown blew out his ACL in the San Diego game where Garrard (once again) looked totally lost and where McCown led a huge comeback. This move is probably a year or two overdue.

  64. drnefario says: Sep 8, 2011 9:12 AM

    Stay classy Hugh!

  65. jaxbill says: Sep 8, 2011 9:21 AM

    Can’t believe Hugh Douglas would ever say anything bad about the Jags’ management with how they gave him a huge check and got nothing back.

  66. hosslaxx says: Sep 8, 2011 9:26 AM

    hugh douglas might be worthless and didnt live up to his contract in jax, but damn is he right about this call….have a little more respect for humans than that..business or no business he straight screwed byron and garrard, gabbert!! as soon as ur rookie deal is up get outta dodge city!!!

  67. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 8, 2011 9:27 AM

    gods honest,, the players should never trust the organizations or put themselves on the line for a team..
    Owners have no loyalty whatsoever..

    HEY DESEAN,, I HOPE YOURE WATCHING WHATS GOIN ON.
    hold out buddy,, the team will suck whatever life you have out & then cut you as soon as they have had their fill

    this league, the hold out , the entire NFL is all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ anymore..

  68. mikerol124 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:34 AM

    @3yardsndust
    “It always starts at the top. Jacksonville needs a new owner.”

    I’m a Jags fan. While I don’t agree with HOW they cut Garrard, are you kidding? The GM and Head Coach decided to cut an extremely average QB that was going to cost them $8million in favor of an equally average QB for 1/10 the price. Either way, they’re transitioning to the rookie within the first 4-6 weeks of the season.

    This has absolutely nothing to do with the owner. They all wanted Garrard to keep the job. After 9 years in the league, he’s had his worst preseason — bad read, looks unprepared, throwing picks to a HORRIBLE secondary, not ‘leading’ the offense. Certainly not worth $8million when you’re plan all along is to transition to Gabbert in a few weeks.

  69. wawa33 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:38 AM

    Hugh “Jimmy Hoffa” Douglas

  70. Land Snark says: Sep 8, 2011 9:40 AM

    “Del Rio stated 30 days ago that Garrard has to compete to stay on the team. He did not do what was asked, so he got the axe.”

    At least Garrard got the ax instead of it landing on the punter this time.

  71. jagssb11 says: Sep 8, 2011 9:45 AM

    The only opinion Hugh Douglas is allowed to have about Jacksonville is where the best donut shops are. Crawl back into your hole (if you can fit).

  72. mrfrostyj says: Sep 8, 2011 9:49 AM

    Whether you agree or not with who’s saying it, he’s correct about the situation.

    The issue isn’t that Gerrard got cut but WHEN he got cut. If he played so bad in the pre-season to totally get removed from the team altogether why wasn’t it done on Saturday which was FINAL CUT DOWN DAY! To cut him when he was meant he was already practicing as the teams week 1 starter so you’re hurting your team just as much as the player himself. That’s Bush league. No one is buying the “it was a football, decision” BS either. They’re trying to save money and save face at the same time. If Gerrard can’t find a starter job somewhere else then no one can point out what a bone headed move it was as an on field decision.

  73. drbob117 says: Sep 8, 2011 10:05 AM

    Wayne Weaver keeping this idiot around every year tells you all you need to know about the organization. That’s why all those games aren’t sold out, Jaguar fans are to smart to support that circus.

  74. gudy2shoes says: Sep 8, 2011 10:07 AM

    I aint never heard of this Hugh guy.

  75. gregjennings85 says: Sep 8, 2011 10:19 AM

    I nominate Hugh Douglas to do the punching!

  76. cardmagnet says: Sep 8, 2011 10:30 AM

    People of Los Angeles should be sending Del Rio fruit baskets and six packs of beer as a thank you for moving the team one step closer to LA.

  77. rangenius says: Sep 8, 2011 10:33 AM

    1. Fire Del Rio
    2. Hire Urban Meyer
    3. Trade for Tim Tebow

    Superbowl within 3 years.

  78. howmnyplayoffwinsugot says: Sep 8, 2011 10:34 AM

    @uncletuna
    Considering what Del Rio has been given to work with, he’s done a remarkable job ….?
    You know this isnt his first year as the coach, right? Dudes been there since ’03. So thats, what, 8 drafts- what he has to work with is what he CHOSE to work with dummy. And maybe it was ownerships decision to cut Garrard. But they’re the ones who decided he was worth $8mil to begin with. Its a crappy organization with a crappy coach. The fact that Del Rio has been there that long is proof the organization stinks. I like Garrard. Hope he catches on somewhere and does well.

  79. howmnyplayoffwinsugot says: Sep 8, 2011 10:37 AM

    Jack Del Rio = Mike Tice
    dumb/ future position coach

  80. arzcardinals says: Sep 8, 2011 10:44 AM

    I see this move (cutting David) by Jack to save his own rear. Why? Jack cut David so he’ll be given extra time to work with the rook.
    The ownership will understand that the rook will need some time.
    This was a move by Jack, not ownership.
    All Jack had to do is go up to ownership and say, “David is all over the place. I don’t think his mind is right. We shouldn’t keep him just because of his past. Luke is catching on well and the rook is almost ready to go. It may take a year, but we will get there.”
    and Jack’s back
    I’ve dealt with enough management to know what they are doing.

  81. jaystus says: Sep 8, 2011 10:48 AM

    Helps if he actually gets the names right during the interview. brian leftwich, he also took more than 19 snaps.
    he really doesnt know his stats.
    people in Jax saw this coming

  82. rajbais says: Sep 8, 2011 10:52 AM

    Douglas has had a lack of respect for Del Rio since his only, but crappy season in Jacksonville.

    This is no surprise to me!!!

  83. bensstinkyfingers says: Sep 8, 2011 10:56 AM

    Just think, they wouldn’t even be having this ocnversation if Jax would’ve drafted the savior Timothy Tebow. He’s probably available for a draft pick or case of Pabst blue ribbon.

  84. richierich420 says: Sep 8, 2011 11:02 AM

    Jamarcus Russell thinks Hugh Douglas robbed the Jaguars

  85. thelonious says: Sep 8, 2011 11:02 AM

    Hugh Douglas discussing punching out Del Rio is pretty funny. Especially from a guy who got paid 6 million bones in 2003 to play defensive end in Jacksonville, and wound up with one sack and about 30 tackles before he was cut the next year.

    I guess it’s easier to talk about hitting a guy standing on the sidelines when you can’t seem to hit anyone on the field.

    Moron.

  86. m2karateman says: Sep 8, 2011 11:21 AM

    myeaglescantwin says:
    Sep 8, 2011 9:27 AM
    gods honest,, the players should never trust the organizations or put themselves on the line for a team..
    Owners have no loyalty whatsoever..

    HEY DESEAN,, I HOPE YOURE WATCHING WHATS GOIN ON.
    hold out buddy,, the team will suck whatever life you have out & then cut you as soon as they have had their fill

    this league, the hold out , the entire NFL is all about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ anymore..
    ———————————————————-
    Who are you, a player agent? What a bunch of garbage! Like the players aren’t interested in money?! What EXACTLY is the entire CBA about? Why do the players (or anyone else) have a union representing them? Is all that JUST about the owners being greedy? I think NOT!!

    There is $9B on the line, tell me if you weren’t involved you wouldn’t be about the money, and you’d be a freakin’ liar.

    Garrard was about to be guaranteed $8M for the season, and has never exhibited the talent to earn that much for one year. Regardless of when it happened, he simply isn’t worth that much. If he was, another team would already have offered him a deal worth that much, and they simply have not.

    If a player does what he’s supposed to do and plays to the level the team expects, they’ll pay him. If they don’t, the players get cut. It’s no different in the real world. Go to work and do nothing. Let’s see how long you’ll have a job.

    And Hugh Douglas, of all people, shouldn’t take about loyalty or earning money. He wasn’t loyal to Jacksonville, and didn’t earn a dime of what he got paid.

    Lastly, people want to pile on the coach for Garrard getting cut, but in the end those decisions are either made or endorsed by the GM. If the Jaguars front office wanted to keep Garrard, Del Rio would have been overridden if it was his decision. That tells me it WAS NOT the decisio of Del Rio to cut him at that particular time.

    Holding out doesn’t get a player paid, it gets him fined and gets him a bad reputation such that few teams will be willing to give said player a long term deal every again.

  87. nunpuncher says: Sep 8, 2011 11:36 AM

    Even Jon Gruden thinks Jack Del Rio is dishonest.

  88. socaldave2011 says: Sep 8, 2011 11:48 AM

    After he gets fired this year he will become the water boy at USC…..

  89. ghostofhenrystram says: Sep 8, 2011 11:51 AM

    People in KC already know what a total ahole Del Rio is. We rememeber him as the unskilled backup 3rd team linebacker who attacked and beat up Otis Taylor when he was a scout for the Chiefs. Taylor was at least 50 at the time and Del Rio’s excuse was “I didn’t know who he was”. Total ahole. Can’t wait til that loser is out of the league altogether.

  90. souldogdave says: Sep 8, 2011 12:06 PM

    Well ,it was insult on top of injury, so to speak.But he sucked anyway. Garrard saw it coming when they drafted a QB.Then he looked bad and got switched for another loser.

  91. mechajaguar says: Sep 8, 2011 12:36 PM

    Hugh Douglas needs to be punched in the face…again. Especially when he didn’t do anything during his time here in Jacksonville.

  92. artbyshan says: Sep 8, 2011 1:58 PM

    Del Rio has kept them competitive in spite of the poor ownership.

  93. seanhimself says: Sep 8, 2011 2:56 PM

    Who Douglas?

  94. iwatchthegames says: Sep 8, 2011 4:08 PM

    Since Del Rio has done this same thing before …firing a player just before regular season begins… it certainly seems to be a decision HE himself made rather than one he was forced to make from the higher-ups. That shows a pattern in his coaching technique and his character. He then tries to back it up by insinuating he warned Garrard. Really? Only those two know if this is true or not, …but then it’s quoted for the press. This speaks loudly of Del Rio’s moral character and coaching skills. I think it stinks, and Del Rio shouldn’t be someone to look up to. I don’t know what the relationship between players & their coaches should be, but I wouldn’t want to work for a guy like that. That’s a really rotten way to treat anyone.

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