Doug Marrone not considering a return to Gardner Minshew

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Losing three straight games is never a good thing and it’s a particularly bad thing when you get blown out in each of the games.

That’s where the Jaguars find themselves on Monday. They’ve been outscored 101-36 during their current losing streak and the last two losses have come since quarterback Nick Foles returned to the lineup in place of Gardner Minshew.

After Sunday’s game, head coach Doug Marrone said there haven’t been thoughts of reversing course at quarterback in hopes of sparking a turnaround on the scoreboard.

“We got to figure it out with the guys we have,” Marrone said, via Jacksonville.com. “You got to keep fighting. You got to keep trying. If you just say, ‘Hey, we’re going to get it corrected and you keep things the same.’ I can’t live like that. That’s not how I live my life. I don’t believe in that. It’s very difficult. We’re going to go back, look again and probably try to find something else. Because obviously, what we’ve been doing hasn’t worked.”

Changing quarterbacks might not be in the cards for the Jaguars and it might not matter given how bad the defense has been recently. A change in defensive coordinators doesn’t sound likely either, but changing head coaches will likely be up for consideration if things continue to play out the same way over the final five weeks of the year.

17 responses to “Doug Marrone not considering a return to Gardner Minshew

  1. I didn’t buy into Mindshew-Mania as it seemed he got the benefit of an easy point in their schedule, but moving forward I could see him potentially as the starter in Jacksonville.

    I would relieve Doug Marrone of his duties and trade Nick Foles in the offseason so the new coach can start fresh. First round take the best available player, try to grab a QB in the 2nd or 3rd round and then reload the defense with the rest of your picks.

    The Jaguars have a long way to go, but with the way Tennessee, Indianapolis and Houston look so far, and could look in the future, they need massive changes to compete.

  2. Foles can’t play good anywhere but Phily!

    To the poster above, they have a QB all they need to do is play him!

  3. Before the game got totally out of hand, the Jags should have thrown Super ‘Stache in there.
    Maybe he could have provided a spark, like when the duck replaced the reindeer in the Steeler game.

  4. Nasib would’ve had the Jags in the playoffs but Marrone forgot how he landed the job in the first place. He’s getting CANNED!

  5. thefirm2018 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 9:35 am
    Nasib would’ve had the Jags in the playoffs but Marrone forgot how he landed the job in the first place. He’s getting CANNED!
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    That’s OK because its long overdue and well deserved!

  6. “If you just say, ‘Hey, we’re going to get it corrected and you keep things the same.’ I can’t live like that. That’s not how I live my life. I don’t believe in that.”…and “Because obviously, what we’ve been doing hasn’t worked.”
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    So let me figure this out. Staying pat is not how you live life and you don’t believe in it, but changing the QB isn’t an option, even though what you are doing isn’t working… I’m pretty sure that most of the time they don’t really even think about which cliché they are going to use, they just spit them out randomly by force of habit.As pointed out(unless he’s been secretly killed or traded) Minshew IS still “one of the guys you have”.

  7. Fire TODD WALSH and bring in his replacement that you signed 2/19/2019 – DOM CAPERS. If Dom turns the defense around – FIRE MALONE and make Capers the new head coach.

  8. Jaguars are squandering Leonard Fournette and Misnhew. bring in the RIGHT coach! honeslty crazy that ROB Ryan is available and would have this team IN the playoffs!

  9. Minshew is better than the current version of Foles, and it is not close.

    But it probably does not actually matter what Marrone does. He is going to be fired at the end of year.

  10. It’s amazing that the story is the QB and not how one of the best defenses in the league became an abomination in just 2 years. And seriously no mention by almost anybody in the media about Jalen Ramsey trade this week? Front Office deserves just as much blame as Marrone, if not more.

  11. “mrburns21 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm
    It’s amazing that the story is the QB and not how one of the best defenses in the league became an abomination in just 2 years. And seriously no mention by almost anybody in the media about Jalen Ramsey trade this week? Front Office deserves just as much blame as Marrone, if not more.”

    The team was bad with Ramsey. They are bad without Ramsey. His replacement (Tre Herndon) has actually played well since Ramsey was traded. The issues on defense are up the middle. Bad play at defensive tackle, linebacker and safety.

  12. Who plays QB doesn’t matter in our current situation. We have average to below average skilled position players. We lost A. Robinson and M. Lee (average to below average skilled player) is hurt. The front office lost the team once they gave Bortles a new deal. Once that happened, everybody in our locker room became selfish. It sucks. But we need to start over….again!!

  13. Years ago Seattle broke the bank for free agent QB Matt Flynn. Then they drafted a backup QB in the 3rd round, a guy named Russell Wilson. It quickly became obvious that Wilson was the better QB, despite his height and the money they had already given to Flynn. Fast forward to today and Seattle’s coach, Pete Carroll, and GM John Schneider are headed to the HOF. It’s a QB league, and you have to play your best QB, regardless. You can’t run a franchise if you’re scared. The guys running the Jaguars coach scared and manage scared. Looks like a major house cleaning coming soon to Jax.

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