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Wayne Weaver asks Del Rio to step back from defensive play calling

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In Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver's press conference yesterday afternoon, he gave a little insight to some changes that will occur.  Weaver said that he has asked head coach Jack Del Rio to step back from the defensive play calling and focus more on game management. Instead of acting as the defensive coordinator and head coach, he would need to be just the head coach. I reported back before OTA's that Jack Del Rio would be taking hold of his defense and calling the plays, Mel Tucker was going to be defensive coordinator in name only.

Fast forward through the 2010 season and the Jaguars had one of their worst defenses in franchise history. "We've got to find a way to put more pressure on the quarterback,'' Weaver said. Weaver said he wasn't really an X's and O's type of guy, but said that he noted the Jaguars blitzes were "too vanilla" and he wanted them disguised more. "The defense has not grown. It goes back to we have not used our draft picks the way we should," Weaver added. He noted the missed draft picks on the defensive side of the ball, including former first round pick Derrick Harvey. That quote undoubtedly includes former defensive draft picks like Reggie Nelson and Quentin Groves.

Jack Del Rio will hold his post-season press conference at 10:00 A.M. today. For live updates follow @APMarkLong and @TaniaGanguli on Twitter.