Predictably, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone’s Wednesday press conference was overwhelmed with questions about now Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and the trade that took place on Tuesday evening. Marrone mentioned that he didn’t have any problems with how Ramsey handled the situation and how he didn’t have any problems with the disgruntled player and they had a good relationship.
However, you could see Marrone start to get frustrating being asked questions about the value of the trade and if the compensation was fair.
“My son asked me the same question. I told him, ‘I don’t know the analytics of all that.’,” Marrone said when asked about the compensation. “So, like I said, that future stuff, I’m concentrated on now.”
The questioning of course didn’t stop there, as Marrone quickly shot a look at the Jaguars PR team about him not really being the guy who has the answers for these types of questions.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone seems to finally express some frustration to being the lone voice in the organization: pic.twitter.com/YvpjFlbnT6— Mark Long (@APMarkLong) October 16, 2019
“I’m sure five years from now, 10 years from now, someone will be able to write about it. It’s not my job to do that. And again, I know you guys are probably frustrated, but you’re talking to a guy that has a big job to get the players ready,” Marrone said as he took a look towards the PR team. “That we’re discussing something that has nothing to do with where my mind is right now, honestly, and I respect the hell out of you guys, you know that. I just wish I can give you the insight and the answers that that question needs to be answered. I don’t have that. And I wish we could get someone up here that can answer it, I do, but it’s me. So, I really – you don’t know. You don’t know until down the road.”
Marrone noted he didn’t find out about the trade until Tuesday evening and stated that none of the team captains ever came to him that Ramsey was an issue in the locker room, but did come to him about some “other issues”.
Jaguars executive VP Tom Coughlin released a PR statement, quickly followed by on from owner Shad Khan, however I wouldn’t expect either one or general manager Dave Caldwell to answer media questions about the situation any time soon, so Marrone is going to get the brunt of it and he’s made it pretty clear he doesn’t really have much say in the personnel department.