The Jacksonville Jaguars still haven't made a hire for their offensive coordinator position, which has led to some impatient rumblings from a number of fans. There's a feeling out there that since the Jaguars haven't made a hire yet that they appear as if they were not prepared to replaced former offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, while others arguing that it just shows that they're being thorough and trying to find the right fit.
If you listed to The Gus Bradley Show on 1010XL with Jeff Lageman on Thursday evening, it pushes more towards the latter than the former.
"There's some obstacles in this that I think is just making sure you get the right fit. You know what you want, you know what you're looking for and it's gotta be a culture fit," Bradley said on the show. "What I've learned is you just have got to be patient."
"We had one the other day that we started at 8 in the morning and got done at 11 at night and part of that is to see if they respond the same way at 9:30 at night that they did at 9:30 in the morning," Bradley laughed.
That means that Bradley spent roughly 15 hours interviewing a single candidate, but of course he did not disclose who it was. We can kind of get an idea of who it was based on when some of the interviews were.
It wasn't Greg Olson, since Olson was in for an interview on Thursday and Bradley did his show from 6-7 p.m. It wasn't the day before with Doug Marrone because he didn't fly in until mid-day.
It could have been Greg Roman, but he ended up with the offensive coordinator job in Buffalo. It could have been Bill Callahan, who ended up taking an offensive line position in Washington.
My guess is that it was Kirby Wilson, since Bradley missed his show the previous week and from reading it sounds like they would have personalities that would mesh well.
The big takeaway from listening to Bradley, for me, was that they're being thorough with the process. Bradley noted that not only do they want to spend time with the candidate but they also want to call around to others who have worked with the candidate to make sure that it's a cultural fit.