Jaguars hire a pair of assistant coaches

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley tapped into his Seattle roots to fill a vacancy on his coaching staff.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jags hired Seahawks defensive quality control coach Robert Saleh as their new linebackers coach. He’ll replace Mark Duffner, who left to work for the Dolphins.

Bradley worked with Saleh when he was defensive coordinator of the Seahawks.

They also hired Scottie Hazelton as assistant linebackers coach. He was the defensive coordinator at Nevada last year, and work with Bradley at two college stops, Fort Lewis State and North Dakota State.

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8 responses to “Jaguars hire a pair of assistant coaches

  1. One of those guys that you barely know is even there. I may have seen his name once, or not. Anyhoo, good luck with Gus and the Jags.

  2. The Jaguars desperately need a QB who can turn this franchise around, otherwise they will consistently find themselves in the cellar of the league. A QB, a nice weapon at receiver, and an improved defensive line would work wonders for them.

    If you’re not committed to winning as a franchise, you might as well bring in Tebow and at least sell out every home game.

  3. Something to think about for the Jag fans…

    The Seahawks spent most of their first three Pete Carroll drafts on defensive players and o-linemen. THEN mid-way through the third draft they got Russell Wilson.

    The point I’m trying to make is that without a significant improvement to their defense, plus a decent o-line, they wouldn’t have come close to winning the SB. And while I think the Jags will likely go after a QB, don’t be too surprised or too disappointed if they don’t.

    They could easily tap into a Matt Cassel for a couple years while finding the right QB.

    You don’t necessarily want that “franchise” QB when you don’t have the ability to keep him on his feet and healthy. A lousy defense and a lousy o-line is a good way to destroy a potential elite QB. Just ask David Carr.

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