Jack Del Rio had some strong words for Rashean Mathis today about skipping OTA’s and not being “all in” for the team. Rashean wants a new contract. His career is limited and now is the only time he has to make it happen. Good luck on that one Rashean.
My issue is with Jack. If there is one overpaid person on the Jaguars, it is Jack Del Rio. He not only got his “over the top” contract, but he mailed in a coaching performance in 2008. Basically, he turned over the team to Dirk and Greg Williams while he went off to plan his lavish foundation kickoff event. Only after the team went to hell, did he wave his arms and yell and put on a disingenuous show of commitment. Jack Del Rio hasn’t always been “all in”. Was he “all in” at the rally this year? As Wayne Weaver said, we have been average. Average in everything except coaches pay. I would have loved it if Wane Weaver had scolded Jack in 2008 the way Jack scolded Rashean this week. I would have believed in that. Wayne Weaver has too much class for that. Jack has more hubris than class.
Jack got his money, but as a role model for committment, he doesn’t live up. If Rashean isn’t inspired by Jack’s words to get back to the team and surrender looking for money, I would understand why.
- Terry O’Brien