At some point, you run out of chances. And for Head Coach Gus Bradley of the Jaguars, if he’s not there, he’s one game/loss from being there.
Yet another opportunity for the Jags to win slipped away Sunday afternoon when Ravens kicker Justin Tucker booted the game winner through. There are a myriad of reasons, but the bottom line reality is this: the head coach is ultimately responsible. And with another loss dropping Jacksonville to 0-3 this season, you have to believe that this coming Sunday in London is the end for the fourth year coach.
For all the Jaguars talent and potential: Blake Bortles and his arm, Allen Robinson (who had 2 TD’s Sunday, including a fantastic catch) at Wideout, drafting T.J. Yeldon to be slashing between the tackles back, youth of Dante Fowler, Myles Jack, and Jalen Ramsey to spark the defense, they just don’t get it done.
14 more penalties Sunday.
A porous running game that once again averaged 2.8 yards per carry.
A defense that has repeatedly given up the big throw, run, third down, etc., when that’s supposed to be Bradley’s forte’, as a former linebackers coach and defensive coordinator.
Too many negatives.
And here’s the most damning, with the 0-3 start, Gus Bradley is now 12-39 in 51 games. That’s the second worst losing percentage of any coach in NFL history with at least 50 games coached. And he’s approaching the all time worst with a few more losses.
So, the Jaguars get on a plane soon and head to London to play the Colts with a bye week to follow. It’s unlikely that they make a move at head coach before this game. The natural process would be to do it after the game and take the bye week with the coach. The Raiders did that with Head Coach Dennis Allen a few years ago in the same scenario early in the year.
By the way that interim coach is also likely to be Assistant Head Coach-Offense, Doug Marrone, who has previous NFL head coaching experience in Buffalo and in college at Syracuse.
This is what it has come to for the Jags-talking about the Head Coach getting canned.
But, you can’t say Gus Bradley hasn’t had every chance to turn it around.