Jaguars owner on Del Rio: “That’s for another day”

Reuters

Jack Del Rio gambled to start the 2011 season when he jettisoned David Garrard in camp and inserted Blaine Gabbert into the lineup in Week Three.

It didn’t pay off, and the Jaguars have a 3-8 record with the worst passing game in football.

“To score six points [on offense] today is ridiculous, complete nonsense,” Maurice Jones-Drew said after Sunday’s loss.

Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union makes the case that Del Rio should be fired now.  We doubt that happens, but it seems like only a matter of time before Del Rio is let go.

Asked about Del Rio’s status after Sunday’s loss, owner Wayne Weaver said, “That’s for another day.”

That day is probably January 2.

42 responses to “Jaguars owner on Del Rio: “That’s for another day”

  1. Everyone is still wondering why A) Del Rio cut Garrard and B) did with so little time before the regular season. If the deal was, make the playoffs of lose your job, that move made no sense, unless he really wanted to get fired. If there was pressure from Weaver to go to the rookie, then Weaver has no business dismissing Del Rio. The whole thing stinks to high heaven.

  2. Asked about Del Rio’s status after Sunday’s loss, owner Wayne Weaver said…

    “That’s for another day, we’re busy getting the tarps ready for the next game.”

  3. Worst passing game in football? Really?

    Not meaning it in a snarky, sarcastic way like most comments around here (well, mine anyway), but do they really have a worse pass rating than Denver? I’m honestly surprised to hear that.

  4. Ive always like jacks aggressiveness. I even was pumped when he made garrard the starter of byron sandwich. But cutting Garrard and leaving McCown to mentor Gabbert was unacceptable. Blaming our OC for not taking time outs in critical situations? Thats your call Jack, Dirk is terrible and should be gone to but You make those calls as the HC. Our whole front office needs a complete and total redo. Our WR’s are just flat out bottom of the barrel. Not going after Brandon Lloyd made no sense to me. We got MSW back, for 2 games(IR) then we sign Robiskie who hasnt even played a game yet(hamstring) Im a jag for for life and have been since the beginning. Here’s hoping for a bright 2012-13 season.

  5. Asked about Del Rio’s status after Sunday’s loss, owner Wayne Weaver said, “That’s for another day.”
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    Well wake me up when that “another day” arrives.

    In a related story when Bart Scott was asked about Del Rio’s firing and he replied “Can’t Wait”.

  6. joetoronto says: Nov 28, 2011 12:38 PM

    Asked about Del Rio’s status after Sunday’s loss, owner Wayne Weaver said…

    “That’s for another day, we’re busy getting the tarps ready for the next game.”

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    Says a guy from a country who can’t fight a war.

  7. pooflingingmonkey says:
    Nov 28, 2011 12:45 PM
    He and Norv should get a duplex together… save on living expenses.

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    3-bedroom condo in order to accommodate Andy Reid.

  8. jags owner should fire everyone including himself, sell the team, this whole organization is a joke… i feel sorry for MJD dude is underused at times, and has to deal with spending the majority of his career with a sorry team….

  9. Yeah I never understood the Gerrard move either. Poor guy worked his ass off and played well and Jack still cuts him loose. He’ll know what it feels like soon the only difference is he’ll deserve it

  10. Del Rio has had a good run but it’s over now.

    Del Rio has been coaching on borrowed time ever since the Jags pulled a 2008 playoff win out of their behind against the Steelers.

    If the refs had called the proper holding call on Garrard’s run Del Rio would have been fired after that (2007) season.

  11. Del Rio doesnt even call his own time outs yet you think it was HIS decision to release Garrard? Wake up.

  12. @joetoronto Raiders had 68 blackout in the past several years. Get your mind off the tarps and see if you can motivate that lame city.

  13. I believe that I commented on Friday’s [most recent] story about how the Jags game would be blacked-out due to failure to sell tickets–something like, ‘I look forward to watching my Texans help get Jack Del Rio fired.’

    Well, I enjoyed it. Even when our situation looked hopeless, our 3rd stringer Yates was still effective enough to beat that sorry team in Jacksonville.

    At least you can probably get rate discounts for renting multiple UHauls, for that one-way trip to LA next year. You still have to pay for mileage & gas though, Jag fans. Suck it.

    Go Texans.

  14. Well, we’d welcome him back in Carolina as the DC! Philly was right, McDermott is garbage.

  15. spharrgcs says:
    Nov 28, 2011 12:37 PM
    Everyone is still wondering why A) Del Rio cut Garrard and B) did with so little time before the regular season. If the deal was, make the playoffs of lose your job, that move made no sense, unless he really wanted to get fired. If there was pressure from Weaver to go to the rookie, then Weaver has no business dismissing Del Rio. The whole thing stinks to high heaven.
    =========================

    If there was pressure on Del Rio to go to the rookie, I think it would probably would have started before the end of training camp.

    Giving Garrard all of the first team snaps throughout camp, thus ensuring that NO other QB would be prepared to start the season is pure Del Rio.

    Besides, that is far from the only good reason to poopcan him. His team has underperformed consistently, with a few exceptions, and he shown extremely poor character on a number of occasions, including the Garrard affair and his willingness to throw anyone and everyone under the bus.

    When the going got tough, Del Rio got in front of the microphone and blamed his assistant.

    Unforgivable, in my eyes.

  16. “If Del Rio has any chance of saving his job he has to play McCown down the stretch.”

    He has no chance…it has to be a done deal at this point.

  17. @cleanslaton: Don’t break your wrist hi-five’ng yourself to death over 1 relevant season. The Texans’ fans didn’t exactly run to buy unsold tickets either… maybe it had to do with your two inept QB’s still on the roster. Make sure you save enough energy to root for your one-n-dun playoff season so we don’t have to hear about your team via ESPN trivia question: “who is the only team that has NOT made the playoffs”

    Del Rio will be fired; the Jags will get a new coach… and you’ll still be talking about how this 1 year went great while stuck in the AFC South cellar where the Texans belong.

    Miss the Oilers yet??

  18. Gotta love the texans fans coming out like their team is something since they are winning the division by default. Thankfully, after they are one and done in their first ever post season trip, these “fans” can disappear again. Or get back on the cowboys bandwagon.

  19. Garrard can’t get out of bed these days, much less lead a football team. I really don’t think that move made any sort of difference in the Jags fortunes. Other than the fact that it saved them $8 million they would have spent on a guy on IR for the season. Everyone seems to conveniently overlook that fact. Garrard is done as a football player, and he was done when he showed up in training camp this year.

  20. I love how (some.. not all) Texans fans can have so much spite for a team that is such an utter debacle when their own team is still in a tailspin at QB and destined for a one and done postseason. Hope that AFC South title keeps you warm all winter. A team with any hint of a passing game would have beaten you Sunday.

  21. As a jag fan if del rio not off the side line next week I’m done watching the jags this year!! I love my jags but his coaching is a joke now and Wayne needs to do something or he needs to sell the team to some else that will keep the team in jax!! I’d rather Mel Tucker rake over for the year!

  22. Keeping classy in Jacksonville means talking trash, wishing injuring, losing badly, and then whining about those dastardly Texan fans are going to say the day after their 3rd string quarterback maintained victory.

  23. swagjag: “Hope that AFC South title keeps you warm all winter. A team with any hint of a passing game would have beaten you Sunday.”

    So what you’re saying is what we’re saying, which is that your team blows.

  24. Texan fans. Your team has never accomplished anything. Stop acting like you’ve won the superbowl.

  25. Funny to see the blackout Buc and “dream team” Philly fans talking smack on this thread.

    Texan fans are so funny, they win the division by default and finally make the playoffs……only to get TJ and crew beat down by whatever wildcard team lucky enough to draw them in the first round. Here’s an idea….wear the BATTLE RED…wooooooo

  26. I don’t see how things could get worse than they are now.

    I’m not sure how much of it’s on Del Rio, but he’s clearly been deflecting blame and over 9 years he’s just been mediocre really (overall record around .500).

    It’s also true that the Jags are the most under the salary cap (35 million). The owner may just not be willing to spend money. Unless Weaver proves he’s committed financially to this team, I wonder how well anyone could do as a head coach.

  27. Things are going to get a lot better. New head coach, new offensive coordinator, 1 or 2 top free agent WRs and high 1st rd draft pick.

    Gabbert is struggling. That is what rookie QBs with no WRs do. He’s got all the tools, and has shown glimpses, but time will tell if he is a franchise QB.

    Weaver spent over 100M last year in rebuilding the defense, which is #3 in the NFL by the way. Even with getting put in horrible spots by the worst offense, and playing teams like the Texans, Saints, Ravens, Steelers, Jets.

    Get your shots in now little boys, next year you will be wondering where this team came from.

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