Jaguars fire offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch

AP

The Jaguars had one of the NFL’s worst offenses this year, and now they’re making a change.

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has been fired, the team announced.

The move comes as no surprise, as Fisch did little to build the offense in the two years since he was hired. The 38-year-old Fisch had a fairly thin resume when he was hired, and it seems likely that Jaguars coach Gus Bradley will look for someone more experienced to replace him. The name of recently fired Bears coach Marc Trestman has already surfaced as a potential candidate to become the next offensive coordinator in Jacksonville.

Whoever the new coordinator in Jacksonville is, he’ll need to build an offense around young quarterback Blake Bortles and get instant results. Because if the Jaguars don’t get better in 2015, a year from now it will be the whole coaching staff getting fired.

43 responses to “Jaguars fire offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch

  1. Jacksonville is the perfect spot for Trestman. Nobody denies his ability to call plays. Could be a good thing for Blake Bortles. A lot less attitude than Jay Cutler.

  2. Trestman actually has a really strong track record as an OC and QB coach. Made guys like Jake Plummer and Rich Gannon into pretty good QBs, which if you saw them earlier in their careers, is pretty impressive. He’s not a HC, and there’s no shame there. Not everyone is cut out to be the boss. Their biggest issue is talent though.

  3. Management and Jedd Fisch both shared roars of laughter and slapped each other on the back when they asked Fisch to return his copy of the Jaguar’s offensive playbook.

  4. Jacksonville is the perfect spot for Trestman. Nobody denies his ability to call plays.
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    Actually, his playcalling this season for the Bears was horrific. I do find it interesting though, that he has now been linked as a potential OC at Jacksonville (who has a QB of the future in place) and Tampa (who presumably will after the draft).

    Trestman will never be an NFL HC again, but if he is willing to drop back down to the OC level I think he can find employment again and possibly, even some success.

  5. Go Fisch……..ok, seriously now…..i think Trestman would be a good move for them. Trestman’s not a great head coach, but Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator would be a decent fit. they need someone to help groom Bortles.

  6. Who wouldn’t want to work with Blake Bortles, Denard Robinson, Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson, and a big maybe in Justin Blackmon? Bring in the “QB Guru” to the River City and I think we will see a big difference in the style and culture of this young offense.

  7. I really can’t think of anyone with experience who would take this job. You’re essentially betting that you can make Blake Bortles, at minimum, a respectable QB while winning at least 5 games. If not, you’re likely canned with the rest of the coaches. Not an easy task based on what I saw of his rookie season.

    I see Marc Trestmans name thrown around. Not sure he wants his resume to be updated with a failed stint as HC of the Bears followed immediately with a failed stint as the OC of the Jags. He and any other experienced candidate would likely be better of waiting for jobs that come with more experienced/better players or more time to develop and build younger guys.

  8. The owner Shad Khan has said that he would let his front office and coaching staff control Football Operations, while he’s there to promote and expand the brand of Jacksonville Jaguars football, whether that’s from new scoreboards and pools to playing in London once a year. What I like about the Khan way, is that he won’t be a Jerry Jones-type dictator and hold the team back from his personal beliefs.

  9. Never should have been hired in the first place.
    Gus Bradley has assembled a flat out AWFUL staff. That was a major sign that along with Jed Fisch – Gus Bradley is in way over his head as well.

  10. IMO all the Jags need is a good coach to get Bortles to the next level and a consistent running game and they might be a playoff team in the next 2-3 years.

  11. He’s not the best OC in the world, but firing him won’t make them a 7-win team.

    It’s Jacksonville. Thanks to gene smith and signing toby gerhart and no right tackle, theyre screwed for at least another 2 years.

  12. Trestman is getting paid next year no matter what. If another team won’t pay him for coaching, the Bears will be paying him for not coaching. So it’s not like he has to jump at the first offer that comes along.

  13. Bradley has at least two years left as coach. He’ll get a pass next season as long as he can show improvement – which shouldn’t be hard to do compared to the last two years.

    Khan will finally crack open the wallet this offseason and bring in some talent. The rookies all have a season under their belt.

    I think the standard for Bradley will be to double the wins next season and a playoff game the following season. If he doesn’t make the playoffs in 2016, he’s done.

  14. Who wouldn’t want to work with Blake Bortles, Denard Robinson, Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson, and a big maybe in Justin Blackmon?
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    honestly, i don’t know if this was sarcasm or not, but i do think this core has potential. Lee can make plays and if Blackmon stays out of trouble, he’s a good WR who was developing and that would help make Blake Bortles into a good passer if he has a WR like Blackmon to throw to and while Robinson isn’t a polished running back, his speed is a keeper.

  15. Gus Bradley’s feeling the heat.
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    He should be. 4-12 last year followed by 3-13 this year doesn’t look like progress. Especially when the Jags have drafted in the Top 5 for the last 3 years and share a conference with two of the worst teams in the league.

    I’m not a Jags fan, but if I were, I think I would have expected more from this team by now.

  16. I don’t think he deserved it. Blake Bortles was nowhere near ready to play. Nobody is gonna be a successful offensive coordinator when their QB is throwing nearly twice as many pics as TD passes

  17. Really Now, Jags would hire Dr Death as OC, His famous lines are “Toolbox of Concepts” and “Grow the Man” coach will get Gus Bradley fired for sure..

  18. The Jags need a good RT, another decent RB to go alongside Denard and a quality pass catching TE to really develop Bortles. They have good young WR’s who will grow with him. Free agency can fix that but only if they correctly identify talent. I expect this draft to be about the defense. If thee defense is good, that means more game reps for Bortles which will only further his development.

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