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Mularkey says he assembled an unbelievably great coaching staff

M. Mularkey 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.

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23 Responses to “Mularkey says he assembled an unbelievably great coaching staff”
  1. breadslicer says: Feb 12, 2012 12:01 PM

    Coffee on computer monitor.

    Thanks! :/

  2. suprinelolskins says: Feb 12, 2012 12:15 PM

    I’ll give him the unbelievable part

  3. txndave says: Feb 12, 2012 12:17 PM

    Mularkey you’re in Jacksonville man…Jacksonville!!

  4. jhart615 says: Feb 12, 2012 12:17 PM

    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

  5. taxfactor says: Feb 12, 2012 12:20 PM

    Definitely unbelievable.

  6. gojags says: Feb 12, 2012 12:22 PM

    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.

  7. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Feb 12, 2012 12:22 PM

    if the jaguars are contenders with gabbert playing qb, he should be considered coach of the century

  8. oldbyrd says: Feb 12, 2012 12:35 PM

    Well, he can always turn to Andy Reid and then he will know what not to do!!!!!!!

  9. dbellina says: Feb 12, 2012 12:41 PM

    Great coaching staff in Jacksonville? That’s a bunch of mularkey!

  10. maddenisfordorks says: Feb 12, 2012 12:51 PM

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 12, 2012 1:23 PM

    I think he meant it’s unbelievable he got a head coaching job.

  13. jbcommonsense says: Feb 12, 2012 1:24 PM

    Hope springs eternal.

  14. brenenostler says: Feb 12, 2012 1:25 PM

    He never said anything about an unbelievable team

  15. maddenisfordorks says: Feb 12, 2012 1:25 PM

    “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?

  16. tbtrojan says: Feb 12, 2012 1:52 PM

    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.

  17. nationalmediacansuckit says: Feb 12, 2012 1:53 PM

    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.
    —————————————-
    Really, that is news to me. Would you please give me the article where you read this? I’ll be waiting for a response.

  18. deathspiralx says: Feb 12, 2012 2:33 PM

    Now all he needs is a great head coach to complete the staff.

  19. 6thsense79 says: Feb 12, 2012 2:44 PM

    Mularkey is spouting a bunch of malarkey.

  20. swagjag says: Feb 12, 2012 5:05 PM

    Khan has said he will spend to the cap. Players not plays. They will acquire their 1st 1000 yd WR since Jimmy Smith this year.

  21. kahnsbushymustache says: Feb 12, 2012 10:30 PM

    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.

    ————————————————-
    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.

  22. udtfrogmanvet says: Feb 13, 2012 1:44 PM

    Jags are 30 million under the cap and owner Shad Khan said he will spend to the cap. Uh Oh, Jags might be about to put a bad a$$ team together!

  23. momentumtech says: Feb 13, 2012 7:40 PM

    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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