Deep Breathes everyone. Now I'm frustrated and a little disappointed like everyone else with how the last 2 weeks have turned out but everyone needs to relax and stop looking ahead. I too started freaking out after we lost to the Redskins but have since calmed down and realize there is absolutely no point to talking about coaching changes and QB changes now because simply it doesn't matter and oh yea there is still a game this weekend! The most important thing we should be talking about this week is our last game against Houston. There is still the possibility that we can make the playoffs. Obviously we all know we need to win and we need the Colts to lose to the Titans. Now even though on the outside that looks very unlikely, there have been crazier things that have happen (oh say a 50-yard TD to win a game). So with the Jaguars still having a chance at making the playoffs and with a chance to end up with a winning record we should lay off the dump JDR and Garrard bandwagons.
Now this brings me to the insane amount of comments about Jack Del Rio. Like I said previously, there is still a game to be played and that game is going to have a profound impact on the JDR's status and future with the team. If we wins I am going to go out on a limb and say theres basically no way he's getting fired. A 9 - 7 record, 2nd or 1st in AFC South is a great year all things considered. If we lose then things get a little dicer for JDR but still its not like Weaver is going to fire him next monday. Weaver is an extremely level headed guy, he is going to take some time to think about things and probably meet with Del Rio before he makes any decisions. So to all the people already creating their insane coaching dream lists (Cowher is not coming here guys sry to disappoint) take it easy. There is a lot of time before any decision will be made or we will have any idea what is going to happen with Del Rio.
Then finally there is the matter of David Garrard. We have had this discussion what feels like a thousand times about what to do with Garrard. On Sunday he once again proved that he is not an All-Pro QB but instead is more the game manager and can not carry the team like a Manning or Brady. Frustrating yes, shocking no. After years of starting we all know by now that Garrard is not going to be a super star or elite QB in this league, so why is everyone so surprised or disappointed? We once again are seeing waves of people calling for his release, trade or replacement by a new QB. Like with Jack Del Rio, all of these options are possibilities but why worry about Garrard's fate now? There is still a game left, a possible head coaching/coordinator change, free agency and finally a draft before we are going to know what happens to Garrard. Each one of these events will effect his future. Obviously if we have a new coach we can count on a new high drafted QB, if not then we might see a late QB draft choice or free agent pick up that might stay behind Garrard for a while. Anything is possible.
Moral of the story is we just don't know yet. There are a lot of possibilities and outcomes that can take place between now and next season. I know everyone likes to talk about big new changes to the team but we just need to relax, everything related to Del Rio and Garrard will start to come more clear in the next few weeks and months. I know the only thing I am concerned about is this weekend and hoping for a miracle playoff birth and given how this season is going anything is possible.