Jaguars interim head coach Mel Tucker says he is too busy to think about his career and his future right now. "There is just so much to do every day, in between these tests [games] that we have. You don’t have time to think about things that are not important. My personal career at this point, from a priority standpoint, is low on the totem pole," Tucker said.
did this for the Browns game earlier this year, and following Blaine Gabbert’s best performance of his young career seemed as good a time as any to revive the film breakdown post. I’m going to only look for two things: plays that made me say "WTF are you doing??" and plays that made me say "THAT’S what I’m talking about!" These are plays that stand out; no mundane stuff here. Let’s get started:
The Jaguars have officially sent more than half of a 53-man roster to injured reserve this season. On Monday they placed safety Chris Prosinski and cornerback T.J. Heath on IR, both rookies. Prosinski, a fourth-round draft pick in April, started against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and injured his thumb. He started the game for safety Dwight Lowery who was out with a shoulder injury.
1) Maurice Jones-Drew is having an All-Pro year. There’s a difference between Pro Bowl and All-Pro in the NFL. Pro Bowl is a very, very good season. All-Pro means you’re the best. Jones-Drew has had Pro Bowl seasons in the past, but this may be his frame-it-and-hang-it-on-the-wall season and Sunday perhaps was his best game of that season. The Jaguars team hadn’t scored more than two touchdowns in a game all season; on Sunday, Jones-Drew scored four. Put that with his consistent production this season and that’s All-Pro stuff.
A day later, Mel Tucker said perspective not only was needed, but easy to find. Tucker, the Jaguars’ interim coach, said while winning for the first time as an NFL head coach Sunday afternoon was memorable – and while he appreciated and understood the emotions of Jaguars players afterward – it was "just one game."
Whatever advantage the Jaguars may have gotten with their next head coach by firing Jack Del Rio on Nov. 29 is over. The Chiefs have fired Todd Haley and the Dolphins have fired Tony Sparano today. Romeo Crennel and Todd Bowles now join Mel Tucker as interim coaches.