Fred Taylor: Jack Del Rio is not a head coach


Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio famously didn’t seem to have a lot to do with the Jaguars offense. He’d be the first person to tell you so.

Former running back Fred Taylor would be the second person.

“At the end of the day, [Del Rio] is not a head coach,” Taylor told Eric Adelson of the “He’s a great defensive coach. But he’s not a head coach.”

Taylor said he didn’t appreciate the inconsistency Del Rio brought to work, which was the opposite of the coaching he got from Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick.  (Taylor loved both Coughlin and Belichick.)

“With Jack, you never knew what you were getting. You don’t know if you’ll get a hard-ass one day, a buddy-buddy one day. You never really knew,” Taylor said.

Taylor didn’t stop there. On Thursday, Taylor went on Pete Prisco’s radio show in Jacksonville.  He called Del Rio “shady” and said he could call the Jaguars offensive plays from his living room.

Taylor said the difference between the Jaguars and Patriots offenses was like the difference between a Shell hotdog and Ruth’s Chris steaks.

In other news, the Jaguars have decided not to invite Del Rio when the team retires Fred Taylor’s number.