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Mularkey disappointed he let his anger show

Jaguars head coach Mularkey throws his headset after a touchdown by Colts during NFL football game in Jacksonville Reuters

On the list of problems for the Jaguars, Mike Mularkey pitching a fit falls way down the list.

But he wasn’t proud of himself for his tantrum, which cost his team a 15-yard penalty that led to a touchback on the ensuing kickoff.

Mularkey lost it when Colts quarterback Andrew Luck scored on a fourth-and-1, thinking officials didn’t spend enough time reviewing the play. He said he thought his outburst might have clouded some judgement calls later in the game, as well.

Really not very proud of it, to be honest with you,” Mularkey said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “That’s not good for your football team, to show that kind of frustration to them, and it sends a sign that it’s OK, and it’s not OK.

“I think it was a direct influence on the officiating crew that you’re questioning them and putting them on the spot, and that may result in things later that were maybe gray and called because of what I did. That was not a good decision on my part.”

Mularkey threw his headset and play card, leading to the rebuke from officials. The Jags coach said an official told him, “You can’t do that,” to which he replied “Neither can you.”

But they did, and Mularkey had earned his first penalty, and one of the six 15-yard flags on his team. Ten penalties for 115 yards, both season highs, underlined the frustration of the 1-8 Jags, which is beginning to overflow.

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13 Responses to “Mularkey disappointed he let his anger show”
  1. purplengold says: Nov 10, 2012 12:58 PM

    caption: “Here’s the windup, and heeeeeres the pitch…”

  2. sammyias says: Nov 10, 2012 1:05 PM

    Mularkey is a very high caliber person, I am not sure if that is a positive given the task in front of him.

  3. swellbuilt says: Nov 10, 2012 1:09 PM

    Hard to blame Mularkey. I was at the game and watched it again the next day. The refs were terrible. Some really bad calls that affected the game. No difference between the replacement refs and the regular refs, except the regular refs should know better. Jags were bad but the refs were worse.

  4. 49erstim says: Nov 10, 2012 1:43 PM

    He should’ve been upset because the refs should have spent a few mins reviewing that. It wasn’t so cut and dry….. It almost sounds like he is saying that the refs are vindictive here. Saying that his outburst may have caused the refs to lean more toward calling in favor of Indy when tje call could go either way. I tend to agree. The regular refs have long been known to hold grudges.

  5. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says: Nov 10, 2012 1:43 PM

    throwing 20 5 yd hitch passes in the 1st 3 qtrs might have had something to do with it as well. who calls those plays??
    oh yeah, mularkey. highly predictable, generic and devoid of talent makes for not much of a head coaching legacy.

  6. wayne1693 says: Nov 10, 2012 1:53 PM

    When a Team is down, sometimes a totally justified emotional outburst from a Head-Coach who is normally subdued, can be a great motivational spark, igniting a higher level of performance and commitment.

  7. larrydavid7000 says: Nov 10, 2012 2:38 PM

    thats a bunch of Mularky.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 10, 2012 3:35 PM

    Jags were completely stiffed by the refs in that game. I think the fix was in with all the pre game buildup around that retarded hillybilly looking THIRD MANNING BOY. They wanted a favorable outcome for Andrew Luck and Pagano. Goodell himself was in attendance to make sure everything went according to plan.

  9. exsquidao says: Nov 10, 2012 7:14 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:Nov 10, 2012 3:35 PM

    Jags were completely stiffed by the refs in that game. I think the fix was in with all the pre game buildup around that retarded hillybilly looking THIRD MANNING BOY. They wanted a favorable outcome for Andrew Luck and Pagano. Goodell himself was in attendance to make sure everything went according to plan.

    couldn’t agree more, I watched the game and I’m not a Jags fan but they were getting jacked.

  10. profootballwalk says: Nov 10, 2012 7:56 PM

    In fact, the refs CAN do it – which is why you keep your cake-hole shut. Temper tantrums are for four-year-olds, not grown men.

  11. joetoronto says: Nov 11, 2012 5:25 AM

    The Jags got screwed by the officials, no doubt about it, but that was a truly unprofessional display Mularkey put on, no excuses.

    If Blaine Gabberts yards per pass went any lower, it would be a negative.

  12. raqaiw says: Nov 11, 2012 6:14 PM

    Anyone remember week 1 when thegreatgabbert and all 11 of the other Jags fans were on here talking a out how Gabbert looked great all preseason and this was a new season,Jags were going to be a force,blah blah blah.
    Looks like the conventional wisdom was right.
    The Jags WILL be a force in the draft though. Some desperate team(Cowboys) will trade up for that #2 overall pick. The Jags will probably use those traded picks to draft a collection of busts and highly talented problem children though.

  13. ddogdaddy says: Nov 11, 2012 6:41 PM

    Come on people it wasn’t that bad. It’s not like he went all “Woody Hayes” on the refs. To think that the refs had it in for this poor excuse for an NFL team is laughable. There is a reason they have one of the worst records in the NFL and it doesn’t have to do with the refs. One bright spot, the cheerleaders looked great.

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