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Jaguars Hire Nathaniel Hackett As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 19, 2017 7:09 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Nathaniel Hackett their offensive coordinator under new coach Doug Marrone.

Hackett served as the interim play-caller for the latter part of the 2016 season.

"We are excited to announce Nathaniel Hackett as our offensive coordinator and he will immediately be tasked with installing and implementing our offense this offseason," Marrone said. "I have had the pleasure of working with Nathaniel for seven consecutive seasons and know firsthand how knowledgeable and passionate he is about winning."

Hackett followed Marrone from Syracuse University to the Buffalo Bills before joining the Jaguars in 2015.

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Jaguars Interview Chip Kelly For Offensive Coordinator Job

Jan 17, 2017 8:03 AM

Chip Kelly has interviewed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to a league source.

Kelly had previously met with owner Shad Khan for an open-ended interview. It was reported that the head coaching job was discussed at the time.

The San Francisco 49ers fired Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke earlier this month after the 49ers finished 2-14.

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Jaguars Interviewed Chip Kelly For Head Coaching Job

Jan 15, 2017 4:04 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars quietly interviewed Chip Kelly for their head coaching job before ultimately deciding upon Doug Marrone.

Kelly was fired by the San Francisco after one season with the franchise.

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Tom Coughlin Returning To Jaguars As VP Of Football Operations

Jan 9, 2017 8:05 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Tom Coughlin as their executive vice president of football operations.

Jacksonville also signed general manager Dave Caldwell to a two-year extension.

Coughlin, Caldwell and new coach Doug Marrone will each have three-year deals.

Coughlin was the first head coach in Jaguars history.

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Jaguars Hire Doug Marrone As Head Coach

Jan 9, 2017 4:33 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will hire Doug Marrone as head coach.

Marrone has been offered the job and will take it.

Marrone was head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2013 and 2014 before joining the Jaguars.

Marrone finished 2016 as interim head coach.

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Mike Smith Emerging As Leading Candidate To Coach Jaguars

Jan 9, 2017 7:54 AM

Mike Smith has emerged as the "top guy" as the Jacksonville Jaguars search for a new head coach.

Previously the head man for the Atlanta Falcons, Smith currently serves as the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell worked in the Atlanta front office when Smith was employed by the Falcons.

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Josh McDaniels Prefers 49ers' Job Over Rams, Jaguars

Jan 7, 2017 2:17 PM

Josh McDaniels would prefer to join the San Francisco 49ers if he decides to leave the New England Patriots, according to a source.

McDaniels will interview with the 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday near the Patriots' facility. 

The 49ers are the only team also with a general manager opening. That vacancy combined with Jed York's commitment to patiently rebuilding and their status as a marquee franchise makes them more attractive to McDaniels than Los Angeles and Jacksonville.

McDaniels, who has served as New England’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2012.

ESPN analyst and former NFL executive Louis Riddick, who reportedly will interview with the 49ers next week, has been an avid fan of McDaniels on social media. Riddick and McDaniels also have strong ties to New England head coach Bill Belichick.

Eric Branch/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

Kyle Shanahan Believed To Prefer Broncos' Job

Jan 4, 2017 7:05 PM

Kyle Shanahan could have a number of options this offseason as he's set to meet with the Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

The Broncos appear to the frontrunner where his father, Mike Shanahan, coached for several seasons.

"The word around the league right now," Mike Garafolo said, "the word with people involved in coaching searches and gathering all of this information is that that's the job Shanahan has his eyes on -- going to Denver where his father coached."

Shanahan is currently offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA

Jan 3, 2017 2:01 PM

The NFL has very few teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

The Chiefs were the closest team to finish in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 14th.

The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys finished the season ranked first and second in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

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Kyle Shanahan To Interview With Rams, Jags, Broncos, 49ers

Jan 2, 2017 9:05 PM

Kyle Shanahan will interview for four teams for their head coaching vacancies as the Atlanta Falcons have a playoff bye this week.

The Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers all have interest in Shanahan.

Shanahan has guided the Falcons to a sensational campaign on the offensive side of the ball.

Shanahan has several years of NFL experience despite being just 37 years old.



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Josh McDaniels To Interview With Rams, 49ers, Jaguars
Josh McDaniels is expected to interview with the Rams, 49ers and Jaguars this week.

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Tom Coughlin Interviewing For Jaguars' Head Coaching Job
The Jaguars fired Tom Coughlin after the 2002 season.


Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Some Jaguars Upset Gus Bradley Flew On Team Charter After Firing
Some Jaguars players didn't think it was right to have Gus Bradley fly back home on the team's charter Sunday after he was fired.

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Jaguars Targeting Tom Coughlin For Head Coaching Job
A day after firing Gus Bradley, the Jaguars have confirmed that Tom Coughlin is a candidate to become the team's next head coach.

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Doug Marrone Named Interim Head Coach Of Jaguars
Doug Marrone has been Jacksonville's assistant head coach/offensive line coach for the last two years.


Gus Bradley Fired By Jaguars
Shad Khan confirmed that Dave Caldwell will remain and will oversee the coaching search to find Bradley’s replacement.

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Blake Bortles Already Has Offseason Training Plans
The Jaguars may have a new coaching staff in 2017, but Blake Bortles has already made plans for offseason training.

Hays Carlyon/Florida Times-Union

Jaguars, Dolphins, Browns, Rams Will Have 2017 Home Games In London
The Jaguars, Dolphins, Browns and Rams will play home games overseas.


NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States
With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

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Jaguars Fire Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson
Quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett will take over playcalling duties.

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Jaguars Won't Make Coaching Change After Latest Loss
The Jaguars won't make a coaching change despite back-to-back embarrassing losses.

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Jaguars Owner Met With Players, Coaches After Loss To Raiders
Shad Khan met with Jaguars players and coaches on Monday night in the wake of his 54th loss since he purchased the team in 2011, according to sources.

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Blake Bortles More Comfortable With Up-Tempo Approach
Blake Bortles deferred to the Jaguars' coaching staff, but made it clear he's more comfortable when the team takes an up-tempo approach on offense.

Hays Carlyon/Florida Times-Union

Blake Bortles: I Haven't Played Well Enough
The Jaguars are 0-2 for the third time in four years and Blake Bortles is taking much of the blame.

Phillip Heilman/Florida Times-Union

Chris Ivory Released From Hospital, Status Uncertain
Chris Ivory was released from a local Jacksonville hospital on Tuesday, but his status for Sunday's game against the Chargers remains uncertain.

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Chris Ivory Remains Hospitalized With General Medical Issue
Chris Ivory was surprisingly inactive on Sunday after he was admitted to the hospital.

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Chris Ivory Admitted To Hospital For General Medical Issue
Chris Ivory was admitted for precautionary reasons, resulting from an issue unrelated to his calf.

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Jaguars Aren't Holding Back Dante Fowler
The Jaguars aren't holding back Dante Fowler, who is returning from a torn ACL that ruined his rookie season.

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Greg Hardy Works Out For Jaguars
Greg Hardy was suspended 10 games during the 2015 season though it was later reduced to four games on appeal.

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