Gene Frenette: Big challenge ahead for whoever lands Jaguars’ coordinator job – Sports – The Florida Times-Union


With all the unemployed NFL coaches interviewing for the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator position, what does that say about the job security? One of many questions worth asking.

Questions worth pondering as the Jaguars muddle through the methodical process of hiring an offensive coordinator, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers hopefully deliver the best offense vs. defense matchup in Super Bowl history, and Major League Baseball deals with its black cloud:

Is it really a coincidence that the most effective offensive coordinators in Jaguars history – Chris Palmer (1997-98) and Tom Coughlin (1999-2000) – had the benefit of having Mark Brunell, Jimmy Smith, Keenan McCardell and Fred Taylor as playmakers?

Given the Jaguars’ history, is it really any surprise that only one offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter (2007-11), lasted more than two seasons?

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Do you consider former Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden the favorite to become the Jaguars’ next OC simply because the job wasn’t given to Ben McAdoo or Scott Linehan after their interviews?

Given that all three of those Jaguars’ candidates are unemployed,…

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