Marrone spoke to the media for the first time since the move on Monday, offering a frank assessment of the Jaguars’ current situation.
“We have an owner that wants a good product for our fans, wants to win, and we haven’t done it,” Marrone said, via Eugene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union. “When that happens, these types of decisions are going to be made. It’s unfortunate. It’s part of the profession. We have a good relationship.”
Marrone has a 23-38 record in his five seasons as the Jaguars head coach, with Jacksonville currently at 1-10 in 2020. He added he’s felt embarrassed when he’s out in the community, but is trying to do the best job he can to win games.
“If you don’t do that, I don’t know how you can live with yourself,” Marrone said.
Despite the club’s record, Marrone seems to think the Jaguars job should be attractive to any G.M. candidate.
“There’s a lot of positives about it,” he said. “I think there’s a foundation.”
Marrone may be safe for the rest of the year, but whoever the new G.M. is might feel that foundation is best built upon by a different head coach.