Jaguars spent Thursday with Doug Marrone

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The Jaguars are considering a wide range of candidates for their next head coach, including the guy who finished out the season as the man in charge of the team.

Doug Marrone was the interim coach in Jacksonville after the Jaguars dismissed Gus Bradley with two weeks left in the year. Marrone was able to guide the team to a win that snapped a nine-game losing streak in Week 16 before ending the season with a loss in Week 17.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Marrone spent Thursday meeting with the Jaguars for conversations that likely included some discussion of those games along with Marrone’s overall feelings about what needs to happen for Jacksonville to become a winning team.

Rapoport adds that “it went well,” but there’s no sign that the Jaguars are calling off the rest of the search. They’re expected to speak with Josh McDaniels and Kyle Shanahan this weekend and also have Tom Coughlin, Mike Smith, Anthony Lynn and Harold Goodwin on the radar as the search takes shape.

11 responses to “Jaguars spent Thursday with Doug Marrone

  1. Marone is a good coach who had an out in his contract with the Bills that paid him $3 million if there was an ownership change.

    He knew about Pegula, took the money and left.

    Good move on his part.

  2. Thumbs up if you saw Marrone as their probable HC in waiting the moment they brought him on board, down if you didn’t.

  3. Actually Marrone walked away with $4M, not $3M. It wasn’t Pegula that caused him to walk…it was having to work with GM Doug Whaley who kept forcing EJ Manuel on him.

    Doug Marrone is a very good coach. If I owned the Jags, I would definitely give him a 3 year contract…he’ll have them turned around by then.

  4. The fact that the team couldn’t hold a 14-point lead in week 17 with (most) jobs on the line was enough for me to not want to see Marrone on the sideline next year. Maybe I’m wrong, but that D should have been flying all over the place. The O took it’s foot off the gas. Marrone’s Jags were a one week wonder.

    Coughlin!

  5. “Maroon” resigned as the HC of the bills and his next stop was to go become an assistant for the jags and may now become their head coach.

    You can’t make stuff like this up. You really can’t. And people wonder why teams like the bills and the jags are teams like the bills and the jags

  6. Seriously, johnnyjagfan, love your name but are you really judging the guy off the 2 interim games coached?

    Marrone was smart to leave Whaley and Pegula behind in Buffalo. They would have killed his career. I’m good with either him or Mike Smith as HC; as for Tom Coughlin, his ship has sailed. As badly as Jax fans want the Roaring 90’s and TC back, it won’t work. Tom’s in his seventies now, time to hang ’em up.

  7. dansardo says:
    Jan 6, 2017 10:17 AM
    “Maroon” resigned as the HC of the bills and his next stop was to go become an assistant for the jags and may now become their head coach.
    ****************************************
    That tells you all you need to know about Buffalo.

  8. Doug Marrone is a very good coach. If I owned the Jags, I would definitely give him a 3 year contract…he’ll have them turned around by then.

    You Sir no nothing about football or Doug “Moron”. Moron is a paranoid, self serving, verbally abusive, player demeaning joke of a coach. His players in Buffalo couldnt stand the guy and the front office could find no middle ground with him either due to his paranoia and self serving ways.
    The only thing “Moron” will turn around is possession of the ball to the opposition….

    HC Career: 25–25 (college)
    16–18 (NFL)

  9. joetoronto says:
    Jan 6, 2017 9:28 AM
    Marone is a good coach who had an out in his contract with the Bills that paid him $3 million if there was an ownership change.

    It was 4 million but what do facts matter when you are….#TragicallyCanadian…

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