Dec 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (89) bobbles a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Looking at Mularkey's Season with Jags

The Jacksonville Jaguars posted their worst franchise outing ever during the 2012 season with a 2-12 record.  Mike Mularkey, the Jaguars head coach for that season, lost his job on Thursday because of it.  As Jags fans we all know about how terrible the Jaguars were this season, but how bad was the team compared to other Jaguar seasons?  Here are some of the highlights (lowlights?) of the Jaguars’ 2012 campaign as compared to other seasons.

  • Worst Record 2-14 (Tied 31st in league)
  • Worst Offensive Yards (29th in league)
  • Worst Offensive Points (30th in league)
  • Worst Defensive Points (29th in league)
  • Worst Defensive Yards (30th in league)
  • Worst Point Differential (-185, 31st in league)
  • Worst Yardage Differential (32nd in league)

That’s an awful lot of worsts, even for a first-year head coach who is struggling with injuries and a talentless roster.  The 2012 season was kind of a perfect storm for Mularkey.  All he could really do was weather it and hope for the best.  Unfortunately, the Jaguars need much more than hope right now.  The sad thing is that while these stats are the worst the franchise has ever seen, there is still one or two steps lower the Jags could have gone this season in some of these categories.  Fortunately for the Jags there will always be the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders to continue to bog down NFL statistics.

We’ll miss you Mike!…just not statistically, obviously.

- Luke N. Sims

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  • vallenii

    Okay LNS … looks like the entire coaching staff, top to bottom, will be dismissed. Who will Caldwell hire at each position and why?

    • LukeNSims

      Good question…I’ll hold my tongue until after the press conference. My money’s on Greg Roman for HC though and then a collaborative process in acquiring OC, DC, and assistants. I’d like to see Jerry Sullivan retained as receivers coach if at all possible though (it sounds like he came purely for Mularkey this past season, but perhaps he feels invested with the receivers now).

      • vallenii

        Sullivan is the consummate master of his craft. I would hate to see him leave. Hopefully, as you said, he’s invested and has some unfinished business. Sullies family is living in Florida which was another job related attraction.

  • vallenii

    No thoughts on a Gruden, a Schottenheimer, etc.? Can Tebow coach … too.

    • LukeNSims

      I think Schottenheimer wouldn’t be a bad candidate. I would prefer him as an OC, and he has had success in that position in the past, but he is still wrapped up in St. Louis. I don’t see him leaving for the Jags job (or any HC job for that matter) in the next year or so. Jay Gruden probably won’t leave Cincy because of family considerations (like he didn’t last year). He’s a fickle one, that Gruden, but I think he would be a pretty versatile head coach. Apparently there’s a rumor Cowher wants back in, but I doubt he goes to anybody who isn’t a Super Bowl contender right off the bat.

      I still think that Roman will be the guy, but really there’s no basis besides a few reports and that Caldwell went to school with him and all that. Roman has had some decent success, but I don’t think you can peg it all to him in San Fran. That said, Harbaugh did have his best success with Roman on the staff.

      If Tebow can coach, then he’s probably our best bet….

      • vallenii

        As always great insight … thanks again for your time. Was the T’man going too far? Not funny … right!

    • john

      Maybe he dose hold a clipboard good…but the punt team won’t know how to block…