After five weeks, it’s safe to say other than Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano–no head coach’s job is in jeopardy more than Jack Del Rio’s with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team is coming off their fourth-straight loss after falling to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and now–it appears Del Rio’s days as head coach could be numbered.
Gene Frenette The Florida Times-Union believes it’s “only a matter of time” before Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver decides to part ways with his head coach after a disappointing 1-4 start. Del Rio has been on the hot seat plenty of times over his nine-year tenure as head coach for the Jaguars–but none of his teams have looked this poorly to start the season.
Sunday’s 30-20 loss to Cincinnati was the most points scored by Jacksonville all season after scoring just 39 points combined over the first four games. Obviously, this team is going through some growing pains after parting ways with David Garrard and having rookie Blaine Gabbert start sooner than they originally wanted to–but there’s no reason why the Jaguars can’t be playing at a higher level right now.
When things get this bad, the first person to receive the blame is the head coach. And considering he’s only managed to playoff appearances over his first eight seasons on top of the team’s disappointing start to 2011–there’s a good chance Frenette will be right and Del Rio could be on his way out of Jacksonville soon.
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