The Jacksonville Jaguars will reportedly keep defensive coordinator Todd Wash and defensive assistant Mike Rutenberg and fire all the other defensive assistants, according to Mike DiRocco and Adam Schefter.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has retained DC Todd Wash and defensive assistant Mike Rutenberg and relieved all the... https://t.co/fuwzCvasyi— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) January 10, 2017
The move to essentially clean house but keep Wash as the coordinator isn’t surprising. Wash had a productive, if not impactful, defense last year. It was a top-five defense in terms of yards but lacking in terms of turnovers and scoring.
Keeping Wash and firing just about everyone else also speaks volumes about Gus Bradley’s defensive scheme — or lack thereof. Wash will undoubtedly be given the reigns when it comes to coming up with a new philosophy, scheme, and outlook on how best to use this personnel instead of trying to find the next LOTTO... whatever that is.