The Jacksonville Jaguars have transformed themselves in less than a year, already doubling their win total from 2016. We’ve discussed where that credit should go, but as with any success it might be time for fans to start preparing themselves for coaching attrition in the offseason.
Don’t be shocked this offseason after Black Monday when head coaches are fired that you see a few names on the Jaguars staff start making their way through the coaching carousel. Two names off the top of my head that come to mind are defensive coordinator Todd Wash and special teams coorindator Joe Decamillis.
Wash stuck around on the Jaguars staff after Gus Bradley was fired and Doug Marrone was officially hired, as the defense did show improvement when he was given more control in 2016. Heading into Week 14, Wash is pulling the strings on arguably the leagues best defense who is on a historical pace. Sure, a lot of it has to do with players, but the Jaguars defense has morphed from the stock defense they ran from 2012 through 2015, and even evolved from 2016.
As for Decamillis, he’s widely regarded around the league as an excellent special teams coach and over the past few seasons we’ve seen teams start sniffing around special teams coordinators to tab as head coaches, depending on the team wants someone who’s more focused on managing his coordinators more-so than controlling a side of the ball.
Of the two, Wash is more likely to grab attention in the offseason, but it’s weird havign to think about stuff like that again closer to the end of the year.