View Full Version : Del Rio wacks 5 assistants.

01-02-2007, 09:23 PM
From the redzone (http://www.theredzone.org/news/showarticle.asp?ArticleID=4795):

aguars coach Jack Del Rio fired five assistants Tuesday, two days after the team lost its third consecutive game and missed the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years.

Del Rio fired offensive coordinator Carl Smith, special teams coordinator Pete Rodriguez, quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson and wide receivers coach Steve Walters - sending a clear message that he believed the Jaguars were better than their 8-8 record.

Del Rio also declined to renew the contract of special teams assistant Mark Michaels....

...Anderson came to Jacksonville in 2005 after spending six seasons in Tennessee, helping turn former college quarterback Drew Bennett into a standout receiver. Del Rio hoped he could do the same with Jones, a former star quarterback at Arkansas....

...With Smith gone, Del Rio could promote former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice to offensive coordinator. Tice, fired after last season in Minnesota, was instrumental in turning Jacksonville's running game into one of the league's best.

Running backs coach Kennedy Pola also might be considered for the offensive coordinator position.

01-02-2007, 09:25 PM
Had to IMO... he'll be in the hotseat in 07...

01-02-2007, 09:33 PM
Had to IMO... he'll be in the hotseat in 07...

Capers should have done a little housecleaning like this before 2005, but he was too attached to his coaches.

01-02-2007, 09:36 PM
Only way he could save his job was to toss the other guys overboard.

01-02-2007, 11:36 PM
That's two offensive coordinators in two years.

Management needs to start looking at the top, starting with Del Rio.

01-03-2007, 12:24 AM
Expect the same with Romeo Crennel. Del Rio and Crennel will be on the hotseat next season.

01-03-2007, 01:31 AM
I've been saying it for years. Del Rio is the modern day version of Jerry Glanville.

faux leadership, dirty play and gimmickery r'us. Works for a while but once it's done, it's done. He's peaked and is heading down the slippery slope.

01-03-2007, 03:57 AM
From the redzone (http://www.theredzone.org/news/showarticle.asp?ArticleID=4795):

Oh NOOO, we're not going to get them too are we??? :yikes: