It was not a very surprising move for the Jaguars on Tuesday morning as they announced the firing of Jack Del Rio. Let's face it, after the Jags lost to the Cleveland Browns, everyone knew that his days were numbered. It was just a matter of when. Personally, I expected for the axe to drop right after the season ended, but surprisingly, I wasn't shocked to hear the news when my mother called and told me the news yesterday morning.
The guillotine's blade was raised when Wayne Weaver made the declaration that it was basically playoffs or else in their post-season meeting after the 2010 season. However, what truly sealed Jack Del Rio's fate was when David Garrard went down with a back injury during training camp. Whether fans would like to admit it or not, this offense has obviously suffered. Receivers are running the wrong routes, they're dropping the ball (figuratively and literally), and they just seem to be on the wrong page with Blaine Gabbert. While it has improved over the past month or so, they certainly aren't helping the rookie out much. This is a David Garrard offense that we thrust a rookie into, expecting immediate success.We were all setting ourselves up for disappointment this year. However, one should expect improvement next year as this offense is built around him.Tags: Blaine Gabbert, David Garrard, Football, Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, NFL
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