Jaguars head coach City Meyer pointed out through his introductory news convention very last week that his to start with order of small business is employing his coaching staff members.
And Meyer doesn’t just want a very good employees he needs an elite one particular.
His staff is predicted to include a mix of assistants, who have earlier worked for him at either Florida or Ohio Condition, and some becoming considered have NFL working experience.
Meyer is scheduled to job interview former Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Atlanta Falcons interim mentor Raheem Morris on Tuesday for the defensive coordinator’s job.
Morris, who was the Falcons’ defensive coordinator in advance of he was promoted to interim head coach after Dan Quinn in Oct. also interviewed by owner Shad Khan for the Jaguars’ head coaching career.
Other than for serving one season at Kansas Condition as defensive coordinator in 2006, Morris has been an NFL coach since 2002 when he was employed as the Buccaneers quality regulate mentor.
Meyer has also reportedly has employed former Louisville, Texas, and South Florida head coach Charlie Robust as assistant head coach and linebackers mentor.
Potent was on Meyer’s employees at Florida from 2005-09 ahead of getting the head coaching position at Louisville.
Other prospective candidates that have been linked to being below thought for a spot on Meyer’s employees consist of Ravens defensive line coach Joe Cullen, former University of Texas defensive coordinator Chris Ash, Ohio State participant enhancement director Ryan Stamper, a Jacksonville native who was a two-time staff captain on Meyer’s teams at Florida, and previous Dallas Cowboys assistant Scott Linehan, who served as LSU passing coordinator last period. Meyer has hired Anthony Schlegel, his previous assistant power coach at Ohio State. Schlegel verified his new position on his radio display in Columbus, Ohio Monday morning.
“I have experienced a multitude of people today calling,” Meyer reported. “My remark is to help you save the recommendation until you experience that individual is elite in all parts. Because that is what Jacksonville warrants and that’s what we are going to have on our employees.”
No conclusion nevertheless
Meyer is also must make a final decision on whether he is likely to keep any of the assistants on Doug Marrone’s employees who continues to be below contract for yet another time. Khan mentioned Jan. 5 just before hired Meyer that that could glance at retaining some of them but that it would of course be the head coach’s determination. Vast receivers coach Keenan McCardell and unique teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis in all probability have the best chance among Marrone’s assistants to be retained.
Impact on GM search
Meyer is envisioned to input with owner Shad Khan on whom the Jaguars employ the service of as standard manager to exchange Dave Caldwell. ”I’ve talked to City about our general supervisor, who it should to be and we are operating together,” Khan reported very last week. An announcement on the employ the service of could appear this week. The Jaguars have not extended its look for over and above the candidates they have by now interviewed that consists of – ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese, former Texans common manager Rick Smith, former Cleveland Browns common supervisor Larry Farmer, Jaguars interim GM Trent Baalke and New Orleans Saints VP/assistant GM of professional personnel Terry Fontenot, who is envisioned to be hired by the Atlanta Falcons for their vacant GM work. It truly is not recognised what sort of entrance place of work construction is in the operates, which could include Baalke remaining on board. The Jaguars have a emptiness for a exclusive assistant to the GM immediately after parting ways on Monday with John Idzik, a holdover from Dave Caldwell’s employees. ESPN was the initially to report Idzik’s dismissal.
Meyer is not expected to fully evaluate the roster right until following he kinds his staff. But it seems at this stage, their probable option for the initially all round decide stays previous Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Meyer considers the No. 1 pick as monumental for the franchise, saying whoever can take that snap (at quarterback), they have received to be suitable now.
”You see (Clemson QB) Trevor (Lawrence), you see (Ohio State QB) Justin (Fields), you see (BYU QB) Zach (Wilson),” Meyer reported. ”We’ve observed some franchises explode and we have witnessed other individuals are unsuccessful. I have reported this a lot of periods throughout my vocation is that when the NFL claims it is a quarterback league, I would say ‘well so is university and so is significant faculty, so is Pop Warner.’
Meyer also has to make decisions with regards to his protection, whether to up grade their defensive entrance and secondary with a lot more veterans. The Jaguars ende
d the year as one particular of the worst defenses in the league, letting 417.7 yards per game and 30.8 details for each game.