Jaguars’ Coughlin declines to deal with Marrone’s standing


Tom Coughlin’s first media session in seven months was missing one factor: A vote of confidence for Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone.

FILE PHOTO: Oct 20, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Government vp of soccer operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars Tom Coughlin on the sphere throughout heat ups in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Necessary Credit score: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Jaguars are a disappointing Four-7 this season, and Marrone’s standing is a sizzling matter. However Coughlin, the crew’s government vp of soccer operations, repeatedly dodged questions on Wednesday about Marrone, who’s 19-24 in three full seasons with the membership after going 1-1 as interim head coach in 2016.

“5 video games to win,” Coughlin stated when requested about Marrone the primary time.

A bit later, the reply included a point out of evaluations all through the group.

“We now have 5 video games to go, after which there will definitely be an analysis of each one in every of us. Of everyone,” Coughlin stated.

Marrone, Coughlin and common supervisor Dave Caldwell all have contracts by means of the 2021 season, after receiving extensions following the groups’ run to the AFC Championship recreation in January of 2018.

Requested if he would return subsequent season, Coughlin stated, “there are 5 video games to go.”

One factor Coughlin was candid about is that there are “no excuses” for the poor season the crew is experiencing.

Jacksonville has fallen out of the AFC South race with three straight setbacks and is on its solution to lacking the playoffs for the 11th time in 12 seasons.

“We all know as a corporation that we’ve put ourselves in a gap this season and, particularly, not carried out as we had deliberate within the second half of the final three divisional video games,” Coughlin stated. “I supply no excuses. … It’s essential to understand that now we have 5 video games to play, and we’re dedicated to do our best possible to organize, to follow and to place ourselves in the very best place to win 5 video games, one recreation at a time.”

One other matter Coughlin needed no a part of was the in-season commerce of cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams. Ramsey sharply criticized Coughlin previous to the commerce.

“I’m not going to discuss Jalen,” Coughlin stated. “He’s not part of our crew. He’s a member of one other crew.”

—Discipline Stage Media