Mularkey will not call plays in Jacksonville

AP

Mike Mularkey sometimes drove Falcons fans a little crazy with his play calling, but he won’t have the same opportunity in Jacksonville.

Mularkey said at his introductory press conference that he won’t call the plays in Atlanta. He will hire an offensive coordinator to call the plays.

Some other highlights from the presser:

1. Mularkey said repeatedly the Jaguars were “very close” to being a consistent winner.  “I’m here to make sure” that happens, Mularkey said.

2. Former Jaguars interim head coach Mel Tucker will speak with Mularkey Wednesday night. It sounds like the Jaguars will try to retain Tucker if they can as defensive coordinator.

3. Mularkey spoke with Maurice Jones-Drew and Blaine Gabbert Wednesday morning. MJD was excited with what he heard because Mularkey prefers a balanced offense that is “run-based.”

4. It’s clear Mularkey sold the team on his ability to transform Gabbert. He said Gabbert needs to be put in situations to succeed. He lauded Gabbert’s field command and competitiveness. He thinks having a full offseason will help Gabbert greatly.

5. Asked about his decision to leave the Bills head coaching job, Mularkey said that it was “unbelievable” to get another head coaching opportunity again. He did seem very grateful and appreciative of the chance.

This isn’t a move that is going to move the needle in Jacksonville, but we think there’s a good chance Mularkey will be a better head coach in his second time around.

31 responses to “Mularkey will not call plays in Jacksonville

  1. Good luck with that Jax. He might get you 8-8, 9-7, but he won’t ever get you past the 1st round of the playoffs.

    So glad he’s out of Atlanta.

  2. NFL Pocket Presence (Standing in the pocket and taking a hit on the chin with out flinching while getting ball off) ie guts, heart and toughness can not be coached. Either you’ve got it or you don’t. Has any NFL QB ever overcome that?

  3. So they hired a guy to improve there offense, when they didn’t score a point on sunday against nyg. This is a bad hire. Jacksonville needs a guy that has a name not someone who coached the bills for 1 season. Chaka Khan Strike 1 swing and a miss.

  4. Blaine Gabbert’s mom screens these comments. I’ve had multiple comments deleted just because I said something negative about him, lol.

  5. paulitik74 says: Jan 11, 2012 3:48 PM

    Good luck with that Jax. He might get you 8-8, 9-7, but he won’t ever get you past the 1st round of the playoffs.

    So glad he’s out of Atlanta.
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    I’ve been reading alot of Falcons fans posting their 2 cents on these message boards in regards to Mike Mularkey, about how they are so “happy he is finally out of Atlanta” and “won’t get the Jags anywhere”. He’s such a horrible coach and on and on and on……If he’s such a bad coach and you all are relieved to be rid of him, MOVE ON! Why in the hell are all you Cotton Pickin Georgia Boys, following this guys name around the internet? Reminds me of that highschool kid who gets dumped then goes around telling all the guys “I didn’t like her ass anyway”! It’s the Falcon fans who are full of Mularkey!

  6. Gabbert has “field command”? He is very acquainted with the field since he’s always laying down on it.

  7. LOL, Mike Smith couldn’t even get Atlanta out of the first round… Yea I said it, Smith is responsible for MM.

  8. paulitik74 says:
    Jan 11, 2012 3:48 PM
    Good luck with that Jax. He might get you 8-8, 9-7, but he won’t ever get you past the 1st round of the playoffs.

    So glad he’s out of Atlanta.

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    Oh thats a bunch of Mularkey..

    You should be more concerned about Matty Ice coming through for your boys in the clutch.

  9. Greg, you need to hire an editor. I think Paul Vance is available…………” Mularkey said at his introductory press conference that he won’t call the plays in Atlanta. He will hire an offensive coordinator to call the plays.”

    Heck! What do we rednecks down here in Jacksonville know about anything? Any who, Just sayin!

  10. Mularkey was HC at Buffalo for 2 years he had a winning year in his first season and the 2nd levy was a pain in his ass so he got out on his own accord. He has high recommendation from Cowher. Just look what he has done with Ryan.

  11. This isn’t a move that is going to move the needle in Jacksonville, but we think there’s a good chance Mularkey will be a better head coach in his second time around.

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    Why do they keep saying this? 3 times now. Who cares what you think? Just report.

    He dodged the Bills question and was about to be fired by the Falcons. He stinks until further notice!

    Done.

  12. Easily the best choice. Jags organization is predicated on good human beings, first and foremost.

  13. Mularkey will not call plays, but he will keep that fake jet sweep/QB sneak play handy for future fourth-down failures.

  14. As per the report – You’re definitely correct – he will not be calling plays in Atlanta

  15. paulitik74 says:
    Jan 11, 2012 3:48 PM
    Good luck with that Jax. He might get you 8-8, 9-7, but he won’t ever get you past the 1st round of the playoffs.

    So glad he’s out of Atlanta.
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    And you know this because the guy’s been the OC in ATL? Please. Posters here tend to speak in absolutes when you really don’t know jack schitt. I’m sure you didn’t know this, but the infamous Jack Del Rio even got the horrible Jacksonville Jaguars “past the 1st round of the playoffs.” 2007, beat the Steelers IN Pittsburgh; lost a close one in New England the next week. You wouldn’t know these things from listening to TV because we get broadcasters who spout absolute untruths like “this is a franchise who hasn’t won a playoff game since the 90’s.” Durrrr herpderp, tarps.

  16. Smart move. Brad Childress wanted to run the calls his first year in Minnesota. Suffice to say, it only netted a 6-10 record and calls for him to be fired.

  17. @trbowman – “multiple Gabbert hating comments deleted”?

    Good thing you have multiple online personalities so that some still get through.

  18. Yeah maybe he will take the “sails out of people’s wind.” No that is not a typo he actually said that. Good hire Jacksonville……NOT!!!!!

  19. Bad teams make bad decisions. That’s what keeps them bad. How do so many people in power in the NFL make bad decisions? Can they not see what we see?

  20. When I woke up this morning I read about the Mularkey hiring. The first thing I said sarcastically was “exciting”. After doing some research, which in the social media era is obsolete, and after watching his press conference I am all in. Unlike Del Rio Mularkey lives and breathes football. He’s going to be the first in and the last out. He’s not the sexy hire, but ask Jet fan about sexy hires. Del Rio is gone and we have new ownership who is meticulous and wants to win now. I’m on board and Jaguar fan should get on board as well.

  21. nationalmediacansuckit says:

    I’m on board and Jaguar fan should get on board as well.
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    Or what? Youre going to take my season tickets? This was an uninspired hiring that reeks of Gene Smith cronyism.

    When Tebow headed for the draft, all the armchair Jaguar scouts said “we dont want him” and “get on board”. And I did. My hate for the Gators helped.

    We passed up the local kid that would have saved the franchise. Youre blind if you deny it. Now, Gene Smith strikes again and like before I’m hearing from people to get on board.

    I dont think so. I’m a Jaguar fan and season ticket holder but I dont drink the purple kool aid. This team needs to start performing like a professional NFL team. Kahn is off to the wrong start.

    And yes, I hope I’m proven wrong.

  22. So who’s going to be calling the plays?

    What, nothing for the rumor mill?

    Here are a few guesses to get things started – Bratkowski, Shula or Christensen.

  23. @blancodiablo
    You’re frustrated, I get it. Gene Smith is killing this franchise. We’re on the same side brother. So now are you going to throw a tantrum by rolling, kicking and screaming on the floor. Get on board or don’t get on board. That’s your personal decision………..Or what? Come on, really.

  24. As stated previously… …If he’s such a bad coach and you all are relieved to be rid of him, MOVE ON! Why in the hell are all you Cotton Pickin Georgia Boys, following this guys name around the internet? Reminds me of that highschool kid who gets dumped then goes around telling all the guys “I didn’t like her ass anyway”! It’s the Falcon fans who are full of Mularkey!

    Thumbs up 35, Thumbs down 14……Point proven! We have 14 Mularkey psycho ex’s/ stalkers here!

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