Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com is reporting that Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley is "highly unlikely to lose his job" after the London game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to league sources.
Barring a total debacle this morning, Gus Bradley likely safe... for now. Jags will need improvement for 2017: https://t.co/w1nctQY6mv— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 2, 2016
According to La Canfora, firing Bradley this quickly into the season would be a "drastic move" by an owner who has been "unfailingly loyal to [Gus] Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell to this point".
I can get on board with the Jaguars not firing Bradley after this week and waiting until the Thursday Night Football matchup against the Tennessee Titans in Week 8 to make a move. (Heck, we wrote that earlier in the week.)
But to call firing Bradley "drastic" is a complete misunderstanding of the situation in Jacksonville. At best, you've got a guy who is 13-39 in four hours and at worst you've got 12-40. Those are damning win-loss records for a head coach and a general manager who got complete control and direction in tearing down this team and who are in the middle of Year 4 of a rebuild.