The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator search thus far has been meandering, to say the least, but the team did interview arguably the top name on the coaching market over the weekend for their vacant coaching position. According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, the Jaguars interviewed former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.
Schwartz is a name myself and others have brought up immediately when asked who the Jaguars should hire for their vacant defensive coordinator position. Schwartz was the long time defensive coordinator under Jeff Fisher with the Tennessee Titans in their heyday and had a stint as the Lions head coach where he got the team to the playoffs, but ultimately faltered afterwards.
He also spent a season as the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator under Jaguars offensive line coach Doug Marrone, so depending on their relationship that could be a potential feather in the cap for the Jaguars.
Schwartz would seem like an ideal fit for the position because his scheme is similar to Gus Bradley's. I'm not sure what kind of coverages Schwartz prefers on the back end, but on the defensive line he does run a lot of Wide 9 concepts, which meshes with what the Jaguars currently do.
Essentially Schwartz has his ends line up at the 9-technique, which is wide of the offensive tackle giving the lineman a straight line towards to quarterback. He does this with just one or both ends often, as it's essentially the same thing as a LEO pass rusher. So, hiring Schwartz wouldn't really change much of the defensive scheme.