Mularkey says he assembled an unbelievably great coaching staff

AP

New Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey has put together his coaching staff, and he’s not shy about saying he scored with the new crop of nearly two dozen assistants in Jacksonville.

“I think it’s going to work here. I really think it’s going to work now that I have this staff together,” Mularkey told Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. “This is an unbelievable bunch of people I hired. Great people, great coaches.”

Mularkey’s confidence is sufficient that he doesn’t see any reason the Jaguars can’t be contenders this year.

“I think every year you’ve got a chance,” Mularkey said. “A lot of things have to happen. You’ve got to stay healthy and you need some luck as well.”

If the Jaguars are contenders this year, after four straight seasons without a winning record, Mularkey will be a coach of the year candidate. He’s at least confident that he did a good job with his first task, putting together a staff.

23 responses to “Mularkey says he assembled an unbelievably great coaching staff

  1. Die hard Jags fan here

    Don’t think we’ll be competing this year, but depending on free agency and a couple draft picks, you really never know.

    49ers were the 7th pick last year as well…and look what happened

  2. Hi txndave – jalapeno head you have been to playoff one year since your existence. Just shutup. If Peyton was healthy, I bet you will be nowhere close to a playoff run. There will be several team that will not make it to the playoff next year and your team will be one among them.

  3. Come on … What is he supposed to say?

    “man I hope we are good”? Or ..”I hope I did a nice job with this”?

    Jags aren’t that far off – once passing game shows an inkling of life they are back in it. Rushing champion and a top 10 defense, and people make it sound like they are the Colts or St.Louis or something.

  4. Jaguars spent the least in the NFL last year on players… and there is no salary floor again next year.

    If the new owner is as cheap as the last, and Mularkey is forced to stay with the worst starting QB in the league throwing to the worst wide receiving corps in the league, they will be very lucky to win 6 games.

  5. “forced to stick with the worst starting QB in the league” …?

    You make it sound as if this guy has no talent or potential, and shield already be at his peak. Do most 22 year olds with little to no coaching at the NFL levels (lockout) who haven’t started a full season yet flourish in the NFL?

  6. A proven failure like Greg Olson as QB coach for a guy as useless as Gabbert and this is an unbelievably great coaching staff?

    I fail to see how you can claim that when your position coach for the #1 spot on the roster is that guy.

  7. chimps000 says:
    Feb 12, 2012 1:01 PM
    Jaguars spent the least in the NFL last year on players… and there is no salary floor again next year.
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    Really, that is news to me. Would you please give me the article where you read this? I’ll be waiting for a response.

  8. chimps000 says:Feb 12, 2012 1:01 PM

    Jaguars spent the least in the NFL last year on players… and there is no salary floor again next year.

    If the new owner is as cheap as the last, and Mularkey is forced to stay with the worst starting QB in the league throwing to the worst wide receiving corps in the league, they will be very lucky to win 6 games.

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    Gene Smith spent plenty of money improving Jacksonville’s defense, and it worked.

    But name me ONE free-agent WR signed last offseason that was successful with his new team. You can’t, and that’s why Gene didn’t sign any.

  9. Some funny knee jerk comments from the trolls.

    Now back to football and the facts are that Mularkey hired some of the very best position coaches around specifically in RB coach Sylvester Croom and WR coach Jerry Sullivan. FYI, Sullivan has coached Larry Fitzgerald one-on-one for years. Croom worked with Barry Sanders, Steven Jackson, etc.

    Just Google those two coaches and you decide if these guys aren’t fantastic hires for a lower visibility team like Jacksonville. We are also talking about a team with the worst offense last year. So to get these guys on board is a real coup.

    Bratkowski is no slouch either and is definitely an upgrade at OC – sorry Falcons fans. Plus he worked with Mularkey last year.

    Compared to the offensive coaches the Jags have had for the last 3-4 years, the upgrades here are “unbelievable”.

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