The Jacksonville Jaguars have had an extremely disappointing season, but the team is in danger of completely imploding before the end of the season.
First-year head coach Mike Mularkey was approached by a group of veteran players on Wednesday about how tough their padded practices have been this season. The players went as far as to suggest that the tough Wednesday practices were one of the factors for the rash of injuries that the Jaguars have suffered this season.
The Jaguars have been going through these tough padded practices all season and it has not yielded any positive results in the actual games. After the meeting Mularkey apparently caved to the players wishes as the Jaguars practiced on Wednesday without pads on.
At 2-11, the Jaguars are heading for some major changes this offseason, but some questioned whether or not owner Shahid Khan would fire Mularkey after only one year on the job. While it would be tough to suggest that the Jaguars should keep their coach after the worst season in franchise history, it is even tougher to keep a coach who has had the locker room lose faith in his system.
Mularkey came to the Jaguars fighting an uphill battle as a no-nonsense, tough-minded coach following the easy-going Jack Del Rio regime.
Now, it seems that without any sort of support from the players and the high likelihood that a new general manager will be hired this offseason, Mularkey has almost no chance of keeping his job with the Jaguars. It is probably for the best for the Jaguars anyways, this franchise is in desperate need of a fresh start.