Nathaniel Hackett: “It’s a shock” to be fired

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Nathaniel Hackett wasn’t thinking that his run as the Jaguars offensive coordinator was coming to an end when head coach Doug Marrone called him to his office on Monday morning.

Hackett told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that he thought they were going to discuss a quarterback change in the wake of Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the Bills, but Marrone relieved him of his duties instead.

“It’s a shock … I knew Doug had thought about it,” Hackett said. “I guess the football Gods had it out for me. We started off hot, had so many injuries, we were a completely different team. Guys busted their butts, but you can only do so much. I wish I could’ve figured something out.”

Hackett was in Buffalo with Marrone and came to Jacksonville as the quarterbacks coach in 2015. He moved up to coordinator in 2016 when Greg Olson was fired and going through that probably should have kept Monday’s move from being a major shock to an offensive coach of a 3-8 team that ranks 28th in points scored.

36 responses to “Nathaniel Hackett: “It’s a shock” to be fired

  1. Blake Bortles got his option picked up and an extension.
    He’s a bad QB.

    Solution:

    Dont fire the GM.

    Dont fire the HC.

    Fire the OC. Because a good OC could have turned Bortles into Drew Brees, right?

  2. When are you folks going to admit that Matthew Stafford just IS NOT that good? He never has been.

    ___________________________

    I’ve been wanting Stafford gone for the last 5 years. Doesn’t change the fact that Jim Bob is still the worst OC in the NFL & Quinn is the worst GM in the NFL.

    The Jags are in a similar situation. Bad playcalling + bad QB play = disaster.

  3. .
    When will media darling “Teflon Tom” Coughlin be held to account? Why does the media insist that he has “pope-like” infallibility?
    .

  4. Hopefully Doug “Moron” will do the Jags a favor and quit just like he did the Bills….Hackets no gem but that Jags team is a mess and that all on the GM & HC…..

  5. Dougie is next. Does Bortles suck? Yeah sure, but outside of that this team has tuned him and the rest of his staff out. Hackett getting canned is the beginning.

  6. not sure why so many here back Hackett. He has never been OC for an offense that worked. He was the OC for Syracuse for 1 year before he became the OC with the Bills. He was dreadfully unqualified when he came into the league and Marrone was the only reason he has a job. Funny last year they were 1 game form the superbowl, now they are one step from being out the door.

  7. whooligun says:
    November 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

    I’ve been wanting Stafford gone for the last 5 years. Doesn’t change the fact that Jim Bob is still the worst OC in the NFL & Quinn is the worst GM in the NFL.
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    In an NFL that includes Jones, Tannenbaum, Licht, Tobin, Beane and Maccagnan just to name a few you somehow believe Quinn is the worst GM in the NFL??? Hyperbole much?

  8. As a Bills fan I can definitively say that Marrone’s loyalty only extends to himself. I don’t know why any coach would want to be on his staff.

  9. 6ball says:
    November 26, 2018 at 11:32 am

    When will media darling “Teflon Tom” Coughlin be held to account? Why does the media insist that he has “pope-like” infallibility?
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    Somehow Coughlin and Eli both got credit and lifetime sanctification for David Tyree catching a prayer with his helmet. Since that moment, Tyree was kicked to the curb and neither ol’ Tom or Eli can be criticized for anything no matter how terribly they perform or how bad their teams are.

  10. The best thing for Hackett. He’ll catch on and get another gig….away from St. Doug. Marrone was killing that kid..

  11. This is what happens when you lose to the Bills, I was real worried about Jets coach Todd Bowles after losing to the Bills 2 weeks ago. Doug Marrone is feeling his seat getting warm and has to change something before they make change for him.

  12. In fairness to Hackett there is only so much you can do when the options available to you are “hand off to Fournette” and “dear lord, don’t let Bortles attempt a pass”.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    November 26, 2018 at 11:25 am
    Nepotism usually does not work. is this Paul Hackett’s kid?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So you throw someone under the bus assuming he’s the son of someone else?

    You know what happens when you assume?

    It’s your lucky day, though; it is his son.

    Have a good day!

  14. Hackett was supposed to make the Jags offense good with Bortles at QB? He was set up to fail. The front office should be fired for the unbelievable decision to extend Bortles instead of getting an upgrade after last season. And it would have been very easy to upgrade from Bortles because of the number of decent FA options.

  15. tylawspick6 says: “Nepotism usually does not work. is this Paul Hackett’s kid?”
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    Other than 1 year in Tampa Bay as the quality control coach in 2006, their career paths have never crossed in his sixteen years of coaching.

    Seems to me Nathaniel EARNED his coaching gigs through hard work.

  16. Blake Bortles is horrible. Like super bad. How is this guy even starting and why does he get so many chances?

  17. He was terrible in Buffalo and apparently not much better in JAX. Is the JAX dynasty discussion tabled until further discussion?

  18. If I’m not mistaken ,Hackett got the OC gig in Jacksonville first and brought the unemployed Marrone in as Oline Coach.
    Marrone with his HC experience in BUF with a decent record got him the HC job with the Jags.
    Thanks Pal

  19. whooligun says:
    November 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

    I’ve been wanting Stafford gone for the last 5 years. Doesn’t change the fact that Jim Bob is still the worst OC in the NFL & Quinn is the worst GM in the NFL.

    >>>NAH Jim Bob isn’t the worst, Sarkisian is hands down!
    For a team that has sooo much talent on the offensive side of the ball to be that bad, well what else can be said? Atlanta is averaging just 25PPG and 4 times failed to break the 20 point mark, that’s SAD for a team with so much fire-power!

    There’s one thing Hackett and Sarkisian have in common, both were hired straight from the college ranks and neither had ANY NFL experience! How many more times are NFL teams going to try this failed experiment of hiring a college coach, throwing them right in there as a OC, DC or HC thinking they’ll be great in the NFL too?

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