Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley is entering his second season as an NFL coach, coming off a 4-12 record in his rookie season at the helm. Bradley inherited a Jaguars roster that needed to be completely gutted and that showed up on the field. If the Jaguars don't show much progress in 2014, Gus Bradley might not make it to his third season as an NFL coach.
At least according to this weird USA Today AFC South preview by Lorenzo Reyes.
"Typically, turning around an NFL franchise takes at least three seasons. It may not be fair, but Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley may not get to see his third season if the franchise doesn't fix some of it's big issues," Reyes said on camera with a straight face.
"After going 4-12 last year, the Jaguars filled some holes but they're still a young team and expected to finish near the bottom of the division," Reyes continued. "Can Bradley show enough progress to keep his job? Stay tuned."
Barring the Jaguars getting their doors blown off every game in 2014 and ending up with the first overall pick, I find it hard to picture Gus Bradley being on the proverbial hot seat this season. The team may not hit the .500 mark, they might even pick in the Top 5 again, but this was a long term rebuilding process from the start. Jaguars owner Shad Khan knew and signed off on this, so any talk of Bradley being fired before his third season is utter nonsense.
h/t to @curtisparks1 for showing me this video, which gave me a good laugh.