Doug Marrone mum on QB for next week’s game

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The Jaguars are 4-8 and set to play out the string over the final four weeks of the regular season regardless of who starts at quarterback.

That makes it less pressing to know the identity of that quarterback and head coach Doug Marrone said after Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers that he’ll take his time before revealing the answer to that question. Nick Foles turned the ball over three times before being benched in favor of Gardner Minshew.

“I haven’t spoken to them, and I always believe in doing things the right way,” Marrone said, via Jacksonville.com. “I’ve got to talk to them first. It’s obviously emotional right now and we’re really disappointed, so we’ll wait, and I’ll talk to them before any announcement comes out. I just think it’s the right thing to do. I know it might not feel like the right way for the fans and everyone, but I’ve got to continue to do things the right way. I’ve got to continue to lead. I’ve got to continue to find a way to go.”

The Jaguars have lost four straight games by at least 17 points, so quarterback isn’t the only issue in need of fixing in Jacksonville. Whether Marrone has any say in addressing those issues beyond this season will be a big question over the final month of the season.

13 responses to “Doug Marrone mum on QB for next week’s game

  1. Pulling your starting QB because of a couple of bad quarters of play is not leadership. Stand behind Foles as your QB or be prepared to trade him in the off season. And Minshew is not the answer…

  2. Don’t worry. You have the magic of Tom Coughlin working for you. Playoffs are assured, amirite?

  3. eaglesfanalways says:
    Pulling your starting QB because of a couple of bad quarters of play is not leadership. Stand behind Foles as your QB or be prepared to trade him in the off season. And Minshew is not the answer…

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    I get that he won the SB for you, but it was 14 consecutive quarters of complete ineptitude. That’s especially damning when a 6th round rookie was moving the same offense before you and then did it again after you got pulled. Watch the games. This is not really up for debate…

  4. I’m an Eagles fan so I will always root for Nick Foles.

    Having said that, it is tough: because Minshew was drafted by the Jags and has played pretty well as a rookie. Especially a 6th round rookie.

    And, Foles has been pretty terrible since returning from injury. So, if I am Marrone I am choosing the QB who will do the most to save my job. But, he also has to consider the guaranteed money they’re paying Foles.

    Not an easy choice.

  5. I get that he won the SB for you, but it was 14 consecutive quarters of complete ineptitude. That’s especially damning when a 6th round rookie was moving the same offense before you and then did it again after you got pulled. Watch the games. This is not really up for debate…

    This isn’t about Foles, read the article…this is about leadership by Marrone. How can your franchise QB be successful if the coach won’t back him. No one can play well if they are always looking over their shoulder constantly expecting the coach to pull them.

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