On Tuesday morning the Jaguars announced they would retain their general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Doug Marrone.
In a statement from Shad Khan released by the team, the Jaguars owner had this to say:
"I have met on several occasions over the past few days with Dave Caldwell, Doug Marrone and their staffs to fully understand their plans to reverse our course and compete for a postseason berth in 2020. In addition, I held numerous one-on-one meetings with players on Monday and thoroughly appreciated their candor and thoughtful views – some expected, some not – on the season behind us and where we go from here.
While our discussions will remain confidential, the decision I am making to keep our staff intact for 2020 has nothing to do with our victory on Sunday and everything to do with my positive meetings with Dave, Doug, the coordinators and our players, as well as my belief that this is not the time to consider an overhaul of our organization.
The 2019 season was unacceptable and I’ve made my dissatisfaction clear. While many unusual circumstances influenced our season, none can fully explain or defend our second-half collapse with first place in the division within reach on Week 9. At the same time, there were positive developments and contributions that should not be overlooked."
Dave Caldwell's tenure as the Jaguars' GM has been mired by a lack of winning. The team has just one winning season under Caldwell's watch.
In Doug Marrone's three years as the head coach, the team has won 15 regular season games and lost 17. They've also won two out of three playoff games.
Shad Khan made it clear that the EVP role will no longer exist within the organization.
"As part of our new framework, the position of Executive Vice President of Football Operations will not be filled in 2020. Dave and Doug will each continue to report directly to me, as they have since mid-December. Our work begins immediately. We have a lot of draft capital in our favor to help us achieve our goals for 2020, and beyond."
With Doug and Dave sticking around, and the EVP role being eradicated, it appears that Shad Khan is pinning the failures of the last two seasons on the recently fired Tom Coughlin.
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