Once again, another NFL analyst believes Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone is on the hot seat.
Until the Jacksonville Jaguars start stringing together wins, the narrative is going to remain the same. Another NFL writer believes head coach Doug Marrone isn’t just on the hot seat, but in real danger of losing his job if the team does not turn around the season from 2018.
This time it’s Dan Hanzus of NFL.com who offers his opinion about the Jaguars head coach and the shaky ground he stands on. Hanzus ranked Marrone in the bottom tier of NFL head coach is in terms of job security. He has Marrone, who took Jaguars to the AFC title game just two years ago, 30th out of 32 head coaches in the NFL.
And other publications I have seen Marrone ranked as high as 18th on the NFL head coaching list, but in this case, the analyst offers this theory as to what happens with Jacksonville’s head coach here in North Florida.
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"“The Jaguars very nearly beat the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in January 2018, but that feels further in the rearview than it actually is. Jacksonville bottomed out during a hellish 2019; the Jags went 5-11, and Marrone fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and benched one-time franchise quarterback Blake Bortles,” Hanzus writes.“Marrone gets a do-over in 2019, bringing back a still very talented defense and improving the quarterback position — perhaps enormously — with former Eagles backup-turned- Super Bowl hero Nick Foles.”"
Of course, if Foles and the offense can duplicate the output of 2017, where the team scored 26 points a game, then all should be forgiven. But if there are issues in the passing game and the system new coordinator John DeFilippo installs falls apart, then it could be a season of jeopardy.
As Hanzus explains, Marrone could pay for another disastrous season with his job. And if Marrone goes, it’s a good bet other front office personnel like general manager David Caldwell and Tom Coughlin, the team’s executive vice-president of football operations could exit the building as well.
According to the story, Marrone isn’t the only head coach in dire straits. Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden and New York Giants leader, Pat Shurmur are also in the same category with the team’s frontman.