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Fred Taylor: Jack Del Rio is not a head coach

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Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio famously didn’t seem to have a lot to do with the Jaguars offense. He’d be the first person to tell you so.

Former running back Fred Taylor would be the second person.

“At the end of the day, [Del Rio] is not a head coach,” Taylor told Eric Adelson of the PostGame.com. “He’s a great defensive coach. But he’s not a head coach.”

Taylor said he didn’t appreciate the inconsistency Del Rio brought to work, which was the opposite of the coaching he got from Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick.  (Taylor loved both Coughlin and Belichick.)

“With Jack, you never knew what you were getting. You don’t know if you’ll get a hard-ass one day, a buddy-buddy one day. You never really knew,” Taylor said.

Taylor didn’t stop there. On Thursday, Taylor went on Pete Prisco’s radio show in Jacksonville.  He called Del Rio “shady” and said he could call the Jaguars offensive plays from his living room.

Taylor said the difference between the Jaguars and Patriots offenses was like the difference between a Shell hotdog and Ruth’s Chris steaks.

In other news, the Jaguars have decided not to invite Del Rio when the team retires Fred Taylor’s number.

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52 Responses to “Fred Taylor: Jack Del Rio is not a head coach”
  1. swellbuilt says: Dec 1, 2011 6:08 PM

    Love ya Fred. Well, it’s on to a new chapter and ready for the renaissance in Jax once we get the right head coach. Go Jags!

  2. golonger says: Dec 1, 2011 6:08 PM

    LOL…..this franchise is a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. packattack1967 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:09 PM

    Holy Sh*&…harsh man.

  4. lilrob10201 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:09 PM

    I hope he comes to the Eagles.We need you Del Rio.Its likely not to happen but I sure hope it does.

  5. bucks12965 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:10 PM

    Well, I learned to never get a hotdog if I’m at a Shell.

  6. countsnail says: Dec 1, 2011 6:10 PM

    Fred Taylor got in some clever barbs at Jack Del Rio in those interviews. What, is trying to host a Del Rio Roast on Comedy Central or something?

  7. trbowman says: Dec 1, 2011 6:11 PM

    “Love ya Fred. Well, it’s on to a new chapter and ready for the renaissance in Jax once we get the right head coach. Go Jags!”

    Well that, and a new quarterback.

  8. zlmillerkazz says: Dec 1, 2011 6:11 PM

    Jack Del Rio would fit nicely as a defensive coordinator for the “Dream Team”.

  9. trbowman says: Dec 1, 2011 6:12 PM

    Del Rio is a decent coach. Jags consistently overachieved with poor teams.

  10. hookem6903 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:13 PM

    Dang, that’s pretty harsh.

  11. jjrs89 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:13 PM

    Taylor is rumored to have suffered a knee injury during the discussion and will miss the next 5 interviews

  12. beastlymandible says: Dec 1, 2011 6:14 PM

    You would think Fred Taylor would know more about Rehab Trainers than NFL Head Coaches.

  13. geniusesq says: Dec 1, 2011 6:15 PM

    Bring back Mark Brunell. Fred Taylor as Head Coach. #Championship

  14. polegojim says: Dec 1, 2011 6:15 PM

    Taylor is a coward. NOW you come out with all that? Go back to sleep Fred and grow some testicles while your at it.

  15. jakek2 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:17 PM

    Why Freddie gotta be dissin’ Shell hot dogs? Those are pretty darn good at 2 a.m. after a night of hanging at the Supper Club.

  16. chatttty says: Dec 1, 2011 6:18 PM

    i buried a leather coat in my yard in honor of jack del rio

  17. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Dec 1, 2011 6:20 PM

    Now Jack can keep his offensive coordinator company under the bus.

  18. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 1, 2011 6:21 PM

    In Freddy I Trust.

  19. flavordave says: Dec 1, 2011 6:21 PM

    Freds keeping it real.

  20. winnersagain says: Dec 1, 2011 6:21 PM

    Nice Move Fred, Retire and then call the coach out.

  21. nflfan1326 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:22 PM

    An article on PFT I actually laughed at. And an article written about Jags that didn’t contain moving in it.

    This franchise may be a joke now. But with new owner and head coach, watch out. And an owner that has a wad of cash at that.

  22. joetoronto says: Dec 1, 2011 6:30 PM

    I thought Taylor was a classy guy, you never know, I guess.

  23. tjacks7 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:30 PM

    Did he happen to mention of Del Rio was also hotter than a set of twin babies in a Mercedes Benz when the temp goes up to the mid 80s?

  24. getadealdonealready says: Dec 1, 2011 6:34 PM

    If anyone would know a fraud it would be Fragile Fred, as he was never a quality NFL RB!

  25. wtfchiefs says: Dec 1, 2011 6:40 PM

    Taylor also sprained his ankle during the interview and is out for the year

  26. radrntn says: Dec 1, 2011 6:43 PM

    Fred Jackson, ok enough said

  27. grimmlock42 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:51 PM

    C’MON MAN!!! Of all people, Fred Taylor should know that the players are just as guilty as the coaches. Del Rio was forced to make chicken salad outta chicken $#!t and it didn’t workout. The owners were never able to aquire quality free agents to help the team win. Del Rio had to make due with what he had which wasn’t very much to begin with. All I’m saying is if you blame one, you better blame them all.

  28. twardyyy says: Dec 1, 2011 6:51 PM

    Wish Fred Taylor was still playing, he was always one of my favorite running backs even though he was in our division for most of his career and then went to our archnemesis (I’m a Colts fan, btw). But anyway, Del Rio was a mediocre coach with a constant mediocre team. He was never that great of a head coach and probably never will be, don’t really see him getting another head coaching gig anytime soon, but could be a DC with some team reasonably soon. Hell, at this point, he should should just become the Colts DC.. I’d rather have him as the DC than the recent morons they’ve had (except Meeks).

  29. earthtopft says: Dec 1, 2011 6:55 PM

    Fred is finally right about something. Del Rio was fired two days ago, and is not a head coach at the present time.

  30. eleventyeight says: Dec 1, 2011 7:00 PM

    Stay classy, Fred Taylor. Stay Classy.

  31. ch8878 says: Dec 1, 2011 7:05 PM

    He isn’t a head coach how come he had no talent and won allot of games ?

    Fred is releasing his inner Bret Favre.

  32. diablito0402 says: Dec 1, 2011 7:08 PM

    Fred jackson pulled a hammy while ordering a happy meal through the drive thru.

  33. 4512dawg4512 says: Dec 1, 2011 7:21 PM

    Fred you sucked, who wants to listen to you on the radio? Instead of Bus-jobbing your former coach why don’t you go buy a christmas tree or something, stop wasting our time

  34. bangitfootball says: Dec 1, 2011 7:26 PM

    Id have some respect for Freddy (ouchie) Taylor if he said this when he still played for him.

  35. bangitfootball says: Dec 1, 2011 7:28 PM

    Del Rio would say hed have a lot more wins if guys like Taylor werent out injured every 2nd or 3 rd game.

  36. bangitfootball says: Dec 1, 2011 7:32 PM

    Look at the this weeks Jaguars injury report and “Fragile Fred Taylor” is still listed as “questionable” and has been since 1998.

  37. Fantasy Football Legend says: Dec 1, 2011 7:43 PM

    Lol lol lol, I can’t stop from lol. I have always like Fred Taylor, and after his hot dog / steak comment he just moved up a few spots lol.

  38. 7thlombardiontheway says: Dec 1, 2011 8:16 PM

    LOL! This is harsh.

  39. 7thlombardiontheway says: Dec 1, 2011 8:20 PM

    And all this time I though Ruth Chris was only in Pitt. Whoa

  40. egetto says: Dec 1, 2011 8:29 PM

    People commenting on Fred being hurt are the same briliant folks calling the LA Move and the tarp jokes. Wrong, wrong, and wrong…. May want to check his career yardage and games played d-bags.

  41. sf69ers says: Dec 1, 2011 8:41 PM

    Why you gotta be so hurtful fred?

  42. ditaksdika says: Dec 1, 2011 8:44 PM

    thats ironic, he’s right, del rio is not a coach….he’s currently unemployed….see what he did there?

  43. go619chargers says: Dec 1, 2011 8:52 PM

    I wish a Charger would say that about Turner just to be 100% sure he’s gone at the end of this year!

  44. section24 says: Dec 1, 2011 9:01 PM

    I’ll guarantee you that Fred Taylor isn’t smart enough to coach a Denny’s kitchen cook.

  45. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 1, 2011 9:07 PM

    As a Jag fan,

    That’s about right.

  46. thesportsguy52 says: Dec 1, 2011 9:33 PM

    I can appreciate any analogy that involves Ruth’s Chris Steaks.

  47. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 1, 2011 9:34 PM

    He’s correct….Del Rio as phony as a $3 bill

  48. fcs34 says: Dec 1, 2011 10:00 PM

    “I can appreciate any analogy that involves Ruth’s Chris Steaks”

    Every analogy should include Ruth’s Chris Steaks.

  49. yahmule says: Dec 1, 2011 10:07 PM

    I like how the picture appears to depict Taylor preparing to kick Del Rio while he’s down.

  50. trollaikman8 says: Dec 1, 2011 10:42 PM

    Andy Reid says there’s nothing wrong with Shell gas station hot dogs.

  51. rexismybff says: Dec 2, 2011 2:58 AM

    Way to stick up for the man who believed in you, Fred.

    No one forced you to stick the knife in Jack’s back and twist – you did that all on your own. I guess you and Tikki had a lot more in common than I thought!

  52. bigvinnyinjax says: Dec 2, 2011 7:02 AM

    Taylor made his name in Jacksonville by putting his foot in his mouth. If he wasn’t predicting a 2000 yard season every year, he was telling the fans how the Jaguars were better than the Titans each time we lost to them.

    But he got this one right. Del Ego was a chest-pounding ex-jock who never took responsibility for any of the team’s failures. It was the QBs fault, the OC’s fault, they had too many injuries (some caused by axes in the locker room).

    I’m still nervous about the sale of the team, but that’s a discussion for another thread. But firing Del Ego was so overdue that Mr Bookman from the Library Investigations Office had been put on the case.

    “What about that kid, sitting down, opening a book right now in a branch of the local library and finding pictures of pee-pees and wee-wees in The Cat in the Hat and The Five Chinese Brothers. Doesn’t he deserve better?” – Bookman

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