Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver fires longtime coach Del Rio and agrees to sell the team to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan. The Jacksonville Jaguars fired coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday. Jack Del Rio the Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars watches the action during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Nov. 13, 2011 in Indianapolis.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back: He’s playing as the second back rather than the third because Rashad Jennings was lost for the year before the season. Still, Karim’s been a big disappointment as the changeup from Maurice Jones-Drew. He seems to stumble a lot, and he’s averaging 2.0 yards per carry. He’s hardly bringing a dynamic element to the kick return game either. Jones-Drew’s workload is heavy, and the Jaguars need to have a functional alternative. They currently do not. The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed in a completely new direction.And Los Angeles doesn't appear to be the destination.
Team owner Wayne Weaver fired longtime coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday after a 3-8 start and agreed to sell the Jaguars to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan. Weaver named defensive coordinator Mel Tucker the interim coach and gave General Manager Gene Smith a three-year contract extension, putting him in charge of the coaching search.
middle linebacker: He missed his second game in the Titans’ last three with a groin injury, and once he’s healthy the Titans are going to have a hard time reinstalling him. He’s brought the team the leadership and understanding of the defense they needed when they signed him. But rookie Colin McCarthy is simply a more rugged player at the spot. McCarthy has done just fine calling the defense and is making a lot of the sort of plays the Titans weren’t getting from Ruud. Maybe the Titans will slide Ruud to the IR.
Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans running back: He exploded for 190 rushing yards in the win over Tampa Bay. Great blocking sprung him into space, and he looked like the guy we expected to be the centerpiece of Tennessee's offense when he got his big contract before the season. The question now is whether it can carry over and be a big element in what Tennessee hopes is a big five-game run to a playoff berth. Expectations that he was “back” rose after he got to 100 yards in Cleveland and Carolina, but his work against the Buccaneers looked and felt different.The moves marked the most significant changes for the small-market franchise since its inception in 1993.
It's the right thing at the right time and for the right reasons," Weaver said. "We deserve better; the community deserves better. We've been very average over the last few years. I take responsibility for a lot of that, making mistakes in some personnel things, but look positive ahead that this team is not far away from being a very competitive football team.