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Jaguars part ways with McDonough, Clark

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The draft has ended.  Which often sparks turnover in some NFL front offices.

This year, it’s starting in Jacksonville.  Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the Jaguars have parted ways with director of player personnel Terry McDonough and director of pro personnel Louis Clark.

It’s unclear whether any other changes have been or will be made by new G.M. Dave Caldwell, who inherited most of the front office from former G.M. Gene Smith.

McDonough (pictured) has held his position since January 2009.  The son of the late Will McDonough, Terry McDonough joined the Jaguars six years before that, after spending time with the Ravens and Browns.

Clark had been promoted to director of pro personnel in December 2011.  He had worked for the Jaguars since 1997.  A tenth-round pick in the 1987 draft, Clark played for the Seahawks and Packers.

[Photo credit:  Jaguars.com]

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32 Responses to “Jaguars part ways with McDonough, Clark”
  1. therillest says: Apr 29, 2013 2:07 PM

    and another one bites the dust. Jags are really cleaning house!

  2. walker615 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:09 PM

    Know what Clark’s middle name is?

    “And”.

    I’ll be here all day, folks.

  3. cliverush says: Apr 29, 2013 2:09 PM

    The old man, Will, used to hate the Pats and would get inside info from Al Davis about what transpired in the owners meeting so he could attack Billy Sullivan, owner and founder of the Pats. Good ole’ Will used also preach on radio with Mike Barnicle what a wonderful guy Whitey Bulger was. Bulger who murdered little girls and other innocents terrorized people for 20 years with the help of the McDonoughs, the FBI and various so called law enforcement.

  4. fanofevilempire says: Apr 29, 2013 2:09 PM

    clearing a roster spot for Tebow…………………
    tebowinggggggggggggggggg……………..

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2013 2:11 PM

    They decided to part ways.

    “We’re taking a left up here, Terry and Louis, you guys just keep going straight.”.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2013 2:12 PM

    Shoved off the Gus Bus.

  7. jagsfanugh says: Apr 29, 2013 2:13 PM

    Sorry to see McDonough go but with new leadership things are bound to change.

  8. nyninerfan says: Apr 29, 2013 2:14 PM

    What does this have to do with Tim Tebow? The people want to know!!!

  9. rkt4mayor says: Apr 29, 2013 2:14 PM

    Hopefully they are removing the insane obstacles to bringing Tebow to the Jags.

    Think about it: you own an NFL team in one of the smaller NFL markets. You have ok attendance but nothing to get jazzed about.

    Why wouldn’t you bring in a player who easily be your most popular and recognizable player by far?

    A guy who would not only sell tons of tickets just by his mere presence but also sell tons of merchandise and jerseys?

    The only reason you refuse to bring in such a player is if you want to depress attendance because you want the excuse to move your team to another locale.

  10. alecanthony says: Apr 29, 2013 2:16 PM

    Irrelevant news for an irrelevant franchise #skolvikings

  11. popolover says: Apr 29, 2013 2:19 PM

    Her comes Chris Polian

  12. qdog112 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:21 PM

    That’s what nepotism buys you. Sooner or later it catches up with you.

  13. tpa43 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:25 PM

    That’s nothing. The Glazers fire 80% of the building every year. This does include the janitor. Because of him, one of the players sneezed on the plane.

  14. kwgator says: Apr 29, 2013 2:27 PM

    That will sell seats & jerseys

  15. cfbfan2013 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:35 PM

    Yup Chris Polian will be announced as replacing one of these guys within 48 hours. That move was already done before the draft.

  16. jcmeyer10 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:40 PM

    Safe to say Louis Clark did not trek into new territory for the team last year!

    I’ll be here all week.

  17. maddenisfordorks says: Apr 29, 2013 2:41 PM

    Those people helped put the Jags where they are – cellar of the AFC south.

    Won’t stay like that much longer.

  18. istateyourname says: Apr 29, 2013 2:54 PM

    “The only reason you refuse to bring in such a player is if you want to depress attendance because you want the excuse to move your team to another locale.”

    Yeah, saw that in “Major League” with Charlie Sheen, so that kind of stuff happens all the time..

  19. gacoltfan says: Apr 29, 2013 2:57 PM

    rkt4mayor says:
    Apr 29, 2013 2:14 PM
    Hopefully they are removing the insane obstacles to bringing Tebow to the Jags.

    Think about it: you own an NFL team in one of the smaller NFL markets. You have ok attendance but nothing to get jazzed about.

    Why wouldn’t you bring in a player who easily be your most popular and recognizable player by far?

    A guy who would not only sell tons of tickets just by his mere presence but also sell tons of merchandise and jerseys?

    The only reason you refuse to bring in such a player is if you want to depress attendance because you want the excuse to move your team to another locale.

    —————————————

    I sure hope my team never signs a player because he will sell tickets and jerseys. Hopefully, they only sign players they think will help them WIN.

  20. noaxetogrind says: Apr 29, 2013 2:58 PM

    I feel bad for the fans of the Jags. They are often misrepresented by much of the national media, do you realize thay actually outdrew the Steelers last year? More important than that they are misled by their owner. In spite of his initial comments about spending money when he bought the franchise, he refuses to do so. He refused to sign the free agents that last years staff asked for. Instead he gave them L. Robinson and A. Ross, both of whom the Mularkey staff had lowly rated. Then after one year with clearly the most substandard roster in the league he fired that entire staff. He hires Gus Bradley, who may turn out to be a great hire but who came cheap in terms of guys available. Look at the composition of the Mularkey staff, then compare it to the this new staff. Mularkey hired one coach from college, over half the new staff is from college. Then the new GM says they will not be big players in free agency. They let an undisputed locker room leader in Greg Jones sign with a divisional foe. I hate it for the Jags fans, but face it, you have a very cheap owner and a very inexperienced GM. Nothing against Caldwell, but he had nothing to do with acquiring Peyton Manning or Matt Ryan and all of his success is based on being a part of those franchises. No dog in this hunt but from the outside looking in, Mike Mularkey and his staff got screwed and the near term future of the Jags does’nt look too bright.

  21. rkt4mayor says: Apr 29, 2013 3:34 PM

    Of course you want to win first.

    But the Jags have nothing at QB and didn’t draft one either.

    They have no mystique. No history.

    Signing Tim Tebow would make a great story and give the Jacksonville Jags some much needed publicity.

    They aren’t winning anything with their current QB depth chart…so why not add Tebow for the media publicity and profit?

  22. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Apr 29, 2013 3:37 PM

    Los Angeles Tebows of Anaheim!

  23. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2013 3:46 PM

    jcmeyer10 cranked out dozens of clever jokes before he learned that Clark pronounces his first name “Looey”.

    Which may be why he had a short week at the club.

  24. xbox4wwe says: Apr 29, 2013 3:59 PM

    noaxetogrind………

    really? The team was put in this hole cause of the past owner and GM regime. The new owner Mr. Khan is doing the best he can with the talent he was given. The former GM Gene Smith was terrible. The new GM Dave Caldwell and Gus Bradley have one hell of a mess to fix and by far they are doing a great job. You have to rebuild thru the draft. Every die hard Jags fan knows that this is a rebuild period and its not going to happen over night. Gabbert has been given everything to prove himself and if not then next year DC & GB will get THEIR qb. whoever that is. This years draft was good. There was no reaches and they got players that can start this year. Yes the qb position was not targeted but the Jags had alot more holes to fill. DC, GB & Mr. Khan are the best thing to happen to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a long time. Go Jags!

  25. realfootballfan says: Apr 29, 2013 4:00 PM

    He should have fired them in January when he took over. The way the Jags drafted under both Smith and the previous GM, Harris, he would have been fine winging it without their support.

  26. gigem20 says: Apr 29, 2013 4:01 PM

    Jacksonville needs to sign Tebow for football reasons just as much as they need him for business reasons.

    It’s hard to make a legitimate argument that Chad Henne or Blaine Gabbert gives them a significantly better chance of winning than Tebow. The biggest knock on Tebow is his lack of throwing accuracy. Last year, Henne and Gabbert had better completion percentages (53% and 58% respectively) than Tebow’s two seasons in Denver. However, I think Tebow’s running threat makes up for they’ll lose in the passing game. Also, the use of the read-option with Tebow and Maurice Jones-Drew could give the Jags one of the league’s best overall running attacks.

  27. kivory2 says: Apr 29, 2013 4:01 PM

    GO JAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. maddenisfordorks says: Apr 29, 2013 4:03 PM

    rkt4mayor-

    that literally has to be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read on the internet – and I’m a scholar.

    “No History” – check the late 90s when they were winning the division and played in a few AFC championship games.

    And for the record – all 4 QBs on the depth chart (including the 2 undrafted FAs) are better than Tebow at QB.

  29. bk9876 says: Apr 29, 2013 4:38 PM

    ITS TIM TEBOW TIME!!!!!!!

    KHAN IF YOUR LISTENING…..SPEND $3-5MM AND MAKE $30MM IN JERSEY SALES AND NEW TIX SALES….

    IT REQUIRES NO GENIUS TO MAKE THIS CALCULATION.

    IF YOU DONT, WE WILL CALL YOU MALCOM GLAZER 2.0 IN FLORIDA.

  30. noaxetogrind says: Apr 29, 2013 4:54 PM

    Xbox, you didn’t address or refute my two basic claims of fact. #1Mike Mularkey & his staff were screwed. By the way, like him or hate him, Mularkey is one of the most respected coaches in the NFL by his peers. My 2nd claim was that Khan is cheap, evidence…..wouldn’t spend money in last years free agent market for the players the staff wanted and didn’t again this year, new staff is significantly less expensive than previous staff. I have no problem with the change at GM, but guess what, Caldwell is also making less than Smith. If he wasn’t so monetarily driven, why didn’t he give Mularkey whom he hired a chance. Everybody ini the organization is saying this is a loong term fix. Why wasn’t Mularkey afforded that opportunity? Again, I could care less but I also have no problem calling a spade a spade. If you differ, then please cite an example of Mr. Khan freely spending?

  31. xbox4wwe says: Apr 29, 2013 5:49 PM

    noaxetogrind….
    1)Mularkeys peers: Dave Caldwell worked with him in Atlanta for a few years. Well that didn’t help Mularkey did it, nope. I read that players didn’t like him, but that’s hear say. Hey Caldwell stated that it was hard thing to do but it was needed in the rebuild. why would a new GM keep a guy that he didn’t pick himself. Start from scratch.

    2)Mr. Khan cheap: Must I point what happened to “big free agent signings….Jerry Porter, Hugh Douglas, Drayton Florence, there’s more but who cares. Signing big free agents aren’t going to help a team that is rebuilding. You got to get guys that will be here for years to come. NOT for a pay check. He’s put money into the team with new lockerroom and plans to build a big screen that would be bigger than the Dallas screen. He’s put money into the city of Jacksonville. He knows throwing money out to players aren’t going to help at this time of rebuilding.

  32. joetoronto says: Apr 30, 2013 5:44 AM

    As a businessman, Kahn is doing a hell of a job.

    He’s got the natives thinking he’s trying to win at all costs, while not spending a penny.

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