Jacksonville Jaguars keeping Gus Bradley despite horrendous blowout
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley isn’t going anywhere and owner Shad Khan appears fine with it.
Not every team would be patient enough to see their head coach sink to a 14-41 record (the worst mark in the Super Bowl era) but Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has been extraordinarily patient.
Under Khan, Bradley, and general manager Dave Caldwell, the Jaguars have committed to a specific course and aren’t veering from it. Even the latest 36-22 loss on Thursday Night Football isn’t enough to knock them off course.
When Khan told the Florida Times-Union that “Actions speak louder than words. Very little for me to say” it was almost expected that he would make the big coaching move after a 2-5 record to open the 2016 season. Instead, we’re treated to Bradley sticking around at least a bit longer.
The “mini-bye” following a Thursday night game would have been a more opportune time to move on. If the Jags don’t do it now, they might never do it during the season.
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It’s a disappointment to see the clear disconnect from reality and Bradley’s tenure with the team. He and his staff clearly don’t know what is wrong with the defense, why the team comes out flat, why the running game just won’t work, and why Blake Bortles regressed. It’s come to the point where the star quarterback says he doesn’t know what’s wrong with his game or how to fix it. Nobody on the coaching staff appears able or willing to help figure it out.
Those are major concerns in the NFL and major concerns for a beleaguered head coach. On Thursday night it looked like the team just quit, from the coaching staff on down.
At this point the Jags may be dead men walking, just toughing it out to for the end of the season knowing the axe will fall then.
For Jags fans this means more weeks of poor football in which the most motivating factor may be linebacker Paul Posluszny who doesn’t have even know the word quit. That’s not the kind of excitement that gets butts in seats.