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Coaching Matters: 2021 Jacksonville Jaguars Coaching Staff Preview

After every NFL season, NFL teams take the time to evaluate not only the players but also the coaching staff and front office as well. While many teams choose to retain the same head coach, offensive coordinator, and defensive coordinator, a few other teams opt to go in a new direction with their coaching staff.

One team that shook up their coaching staff this offseason was the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars fired head coach Doug Marrone, offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, and defensive coordinator Todd Wash to bring in Urban Meyer as the new head coach, Darrell Bevell as the new offensive coordinator, and Joe Cullen as the new defensive coordinator.

This article will look at the potential impact this coaching staff will have on the players and try to pinpoint the Jacksonville Jaguars players' fantasy values in it.

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The Baseline

To get a better understanding of the value the Jaguars coaches bring to this team, we can look at the NFL league averages in each of the past two years in a variety of offensive statistical categories and then compare them to the averages achieved by the Jaguars' coaches. Here are 'The Baseline' NFL league averages over the past couple of years:

QB Impact

Year Team Pass Att. Team Pass Yds. Team Pass TDs QB Carries QB Rush Yds. QB Rush TDs
2019 League Average
34.87 251.78 1.56 3.56 15.04 0.16
2020 League Average 35.19 254.88 1.70 4.19 18.43 0.25

RB Impact

Year RB Carries RB Rush Yds. RB Rush TDs RB Rec. RB Targets RB Rec. Yds. RB Rec. TDs
2019 League Average
21.77 92.96 0.68 5.10 6.64 40 0.19
2020 League Average
21.68 95.13 0.75 4.71 6.14 34.94 0.18

WR Impact

Year WR Rec. WR Targets WR Rec. Yds. WR Rec. TDs
2019 League Average
12.05 19.59 158.39 0.95
2020 League Average
13.24 20.21 166.67 1.04

TE Impact

Year TE Rec. TE Targets TE Rec. Yds. TE Rec. TDs
2019 League Average
4.70 6.88 50.99 0.38
2020 League Average
4.76 7.03 51.29 0.45

Defense Impact

Year Points Allowed Pass Yds Given Up Run Yds Given Up Plays Against Yds/Play
Turnovers Forced
22.8 235 112.9 63.5 5.5 1.4
24.8 240.2 118.9 64.3 5.6 1.3

Previous Coaching Staff

In order to get an understanding of how the Jaguars fantasy players may be impacted this year, we also need to look at some of the key members of the Jacksonville Jaguars previous coaching staff: former head coach Doug Marrone, former offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, and former defensive coordinator Todd Wash. By doing this, we will have a better understanding of where the new regime is starting from and where the primary changes will occur.

 

Former Head Coach: Doug Marrone

The Jaguars will be moving on from Doug Marrone in 2021. Marrone came from an offensive background, spending time as the New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator (2006-2008), Buffalo Bills head coach (2013-2014), and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach (2016-2020). Below are some of his team's offensive statistics during his time as an NFL offensive coordinator and head coach.

QB Impact

Year Games Team Pass Att. Team Pass Yds. Team Pass TDs QB Carries QB Rush Yds. QB Rush TDs
2019 Jaguars 16 36.81 251.44 1.5 4.44 22.94 0
2020 Jaguars 16

 

38.5 247.19 1.56 2.25 11.44 0.13
Marrone's Career Averages (OC/HC) 160 36.64 252.48 1.48 3.16 13.21 0.09

RB Impact

Year Games RB Carries RB Rush Yds. RB Rush TDs RB Rec. RB Targets RB Rec. Yds.
RB Rec. TDs
2019 Jaguars 16 19.31 80.44 0.19 5.81 8.06 43.06 0.13
2020 Jaguars 16 17.56 77.5 0.44 5.56 7.06 36.81 0.25
Marrone's Career Averages (OC/HC) 160 22.81 92.49 0.6 6.45 8.68 48.2 0.21

WR Impact

Year Games WR Rec. WR Targets WR Rec. Yds. WR Rec. TDs
2019 Jaguars 16 13.56 22.19 179.25 1.19
2020 Jaguars 16 14.25 22.56 170.44 1.19
Marrone's Career Averages (OC/HC) 160 11.91 20.49 161.26 1.03

TE Impact

Year Games TE Rec. TE Targets TE Rec. Yds. TE Rec. TDs
2019 Jaguars 16 3.31 4.88 28.69 0.19
2020 Jaguars 16 4.25 6.63 39.81 0.13
Marrone's Career Averages (OC/HC) 160 4.11 6.14 40.99 0.21

 

Former Offensive Coordinator: Jay Gruden

Besides Doug Marrone, the Jaguars will also be moving on from offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. Gruden's background includes time as the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator (2011-2013), the Washington Football Team head coach (2014-2019), and the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator (2020). Below are some of his team's offensive statistics during his time as an NFL offensive coordinator and head coach.

QB Impact

Year Games Team Pass Att. Team Pass Yds. Team Pass TDs QB Carries QB Rush Yds. QB Rush TDs
2019 Washington 5 35.8 239.8 1.4 1.4 7.8 0.17
2020 Jacksonville 16 38.5 247.19 1.56 2.25 11.44 0
Gruden's Career Averages (OC/HC) 149 35 254.15 1.54 3.02 10.99 0.13

RB Impact

Year Games RB Carries RB Rush Yds. RB Rush TDs RB Rec. RB Targets RB Rec. Yds.
RB Rec. TDs
2019 Washington 5 15.4 44.8 0.2 6.2 9.2 63 0
2020 Jacksonville 16 17.56 77.5 0.44 5.56 7.06 36.81 0.25
Gruden's Career Averages (OC/HC) 149 21.48 86.50 0.53 4.17 5.46 34.89 0.17

WR Impact

Year Games WR Rec. WR Targets WR Rec. Yds. WR Rec. TDs
2019 Washington 5 13.6 19.6 137.2 1.2
2020 Jacksonville 16 14.25 22.56 170.44 1.19
Gruden's Career Averages (OC/HC) 149 12.34 20.38 157.66 0.99

TE Impact

Year Games TE Rec. TE Targets TE Rec. Yds. TE Rec. TDs
2019 Washington 5 3.4 6.2 39.6 0.2
2020 Jacksonville 16 4.25 6.63 39.81 0.13
Gruden's Career Averages (OC/HC) 149 5.42 7.84 58.70 0.37

 

Former Defensive Coordinator: Todd Wash

Todd Wash spent five seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator (2016-2020). Below are some of his team's defensive statistics during his time as an NFL defensive coordinator.

Year Games Points Allowed Pass Yds Given Up Run Yds Given Up Plays Against Yds/Play Turnovers Forced
2019 Jaguars 16 24.81 236.13 139.31 62.44 6.01 1.19
2020 Jaguars 16 30.75 264.44 153.25 66.75 6.3 1.06
Wash's Career Averages (OC/HC) 80 23.41 216.05 126.43 63.25 5.42 1.24

 

2021 Offense

2021 Head Coach: Urban Meyer

The Jacksonville Jaguars made a splash in the coaching hiring cycle, bringing in one of the greatest college football coaches of all time to be their new head coach - Urban Meyer. Meyer is one of just three head coaches to win a major college football national championship at two different universities, but this will be his first year coaching at the NFL level. While the expectation is that Meyer will let offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell call the plays on offense this year, Meyer will also add his own wrinkles to it. Let's take a look at some of Urban Meyer's college offensive statistics from his time as a head coach at Bowling Green (2001-2002), Utah (2003-2004), Florida (2005-2010), and Ohio State (2012-2018).

QB Impact

Year Games Team Pass Att. Team Pass Yds. Team Pass TDs QB Carries QB Rush Yds. QB Rush TDs
2001 Bowling Green 11 30.82 217 1.91 16.18* 58.82* 1
2002 Bowling Green 12 33 229.83 2.25 16.83* 69.58* 1.83
2003 Utah 12 27.33 214 1.42 15.00* 46.75* 0.58
2004 Utah 12 28.67 263.67 2.75 14.25* 66.00* 0.92
2005 Florida 12 32.08 226.67 1.67 11.42* 21.08* 0.5
2006 Florida 14 28.5 236.07 2.07 11.93* 35.86* 0.79
2007 Florida 13 27.77 257 2.46 17.38* 76.77* 2
2008 Florida 14 23.5 213.93 2.36 13.57* 49.36* 0.93
2009 Florida 14 25.93 236.07 2 16.71* 70.21* 1
2010 Florida 13 29.31 184.31 0.92 9.92* 16.69* 0.38
2012 Ohio State 12 23.08 181.5 1.42 19.67* 108.58* 1.08
2013 Ohio State 14 26.14 203.29 2.71 16.29* 109.00* 1.29
2014 Ohio State 15 27.27 247.13 2.8 16.20* 82.27* 0.8
2015 Ohio State 13 24.92 188.77 1.46 13.77* 67.31* 1
2016 Ohio State 13 31.31 213.92 2 16.69* 69.46* 0.77
2017 Ohio State 14 31.36 262.79 2.79 13.71* 62.79* 0.86
2018 Ohio State 11 41.45 368.73 3.55 7.64* 10.36* 0.36
Meyer's Career Averages (College HC) 219 28.78 231.23 2.16 14.58* 60.79* 0.95

*College statistics include sacks as a rushing statistic

RB Impact

Year Games RB Carries RB Rush Yds. RB Rush TDs RB Rec. RB Rec. Yds. RB Rec. TDs
2001 Bowling Green 11 22.64 96.09 0.55 1.36 7.18 0.00
2002 Bowling Green 12 23.17 140.00 0.92 1.75 14.75 0.17
2003 Utah 12 25.83 111.17 1.42 3.00 36.00 0.25
2004 Utah 12 23.92 126.92 1.33 1.33 11.58 0.17
2005 Florida 12 23.25 113.25 0.83 2.92 23.33 0.25
2006 Florida 14 15.50 78.43 0.57 1.29 11.00 0.07
2007 Florida 13 10.23 56.69 0.46 1.62 11.54 0.08
2008 Florida 14 18.86 134.07 1.29 2.36 22.07 0.14
2009 Florida 14 21.43 148.21 1.14 3.64 34.21 0.21
2010 Florida 13 20.77 117.69 0.92 4.00 27.54 0.23
2012 Ohio State 12 24.42 130.75 1.92 1.50 14.92 0.17
2013 Ohio State 14 27.50 197.29 1.93 4.07 32.07 0.43
2014 Ohio State 15 22.87 148.60 1.47 3.33 35.20 0.27
2015 Ohio State 13 24.08 149.23 1.85 2.77 20.92 0.00
2016 Ohio State 13 18.23 107.23 0.92 2.08 13.46 0.08
2017 Ohio State 14 26.21 173.93 1.50 2.79 21.79 0.14
2018 Ohio State 11 29.55 139.36 1.00 4.09 38.45 0.18
Meyer's Career Averages (College HC) 219 22.15 128.46 1.19 2.6 22.32 0.17

WR Impact

Year Games WR Rec. WR Rec. Yds. WR Rec. TDs
2001 Bowling Green 11 16.45 200.18 1.73
2002 Bowling Green 12 16.08 201.00 1.67
2003 Utah 12 13.75 175.50 1.17
2004 Utah 12 17.50 247.00 2.58
2005 Florida 12 15.83 188.25 1.25
2006 Florida 14 14.36 193.79 1.79
2007 Florida 13 13.54 194.77 1.69
2008 Florida 14 10.00 160.07 1.86
2009 Florida 14 9.29 141.14 1.43
2010 Florida 13 10.62 134.92 0.46
2012 Ohio State 12 9.17 126.08 0.83
2013 Ohio State 14 10.50 132.21 1.93
2014 Ohio State 15 11.53 183.33 2.00
2015 Ohio State 13 11.23 152.92 1.46
2016 Ohio State 13 15.38 177.69 1.77
2017 Ohio State 14 15.14 210.79 2.14
2018 Ohio State 11 22.36 306.82 3.27
Meyer's Career Averages (College HC) 219 13.51 182.18 1.7

TE Impact

Year Games TE Rec. TE Rec. Yds. TE Rec. TDs
2001 Bowling Green 11 0.91 8.36 0.09
2002 Bowling Green 12 0.92 10.08 0.25
2003 Utah 12 0.00 0.00 0.00
2004 Utah 12 0.33 3.33 0.00
2005 Florida 12 0.83 10.08 0.08
2006 Florida 14 2.57 31.29 0.21
2007 Florida 13 3.31 50.69 0.69
2008 Florida 14 2.71 31.79 0.36
2009 Florida 14 4.86 60.71 0.36
2010 Florida 13 2.46 16.15 0.08
2012 Ohio State 12 2.75 40.50 0.42
2013 Ohio State 14 2.43 39.00 0.36
2014 Ohio State 15 2.47 28.60 0.53
2015 Ohio State 13 1.62 14.92 0.00
2016 Ohio State 13 2.15 22.77 0.15
2017 Ohio State 14 2.57 30.21 0.50
2018 Ohio State 11 2.36 23.45 0.09
Meyer's Career Averages (College HC) 219 2.13 25.61 0.26

Urban Meyer Takeaways & Expectations

Over the 219 college games that Urban Meyer has been a head coach, there are a few things that we notice about his historical tendencies. For starters, Urban Meyer has historically had success working with mobile quarterbacks, as his QB room has averaged 14.58 carries, 60.79 rushing yards, and 0.95 rushing touchdowns per game. Trevor Lawrence has proven himself to be mobile and a pretty good runner, and while 14+ QB carries a game will definitely not happen at the NFL level, it's reasonable to assume that Lawrence will carry the ball four or five times per game and have decent rushing upside.

Looking at the skills positions, there are a few other details we notice. At running back position, we should expect the workload to be around league-average based on Meyer's career averages at the college level. Looking at his wide receivers, they've been featured a decent amount through the air, but it's fair to assume the efficiency will likely drop quite a bit at the NFL level. Jumping to his tight ends, Meyer didn't really feature them in the passing game during his college coaching days and given the Jaguars roster it seems unlikely that his team will do so in the NFL.

The final major takeaway from Urban Meyer's college coaching career is that he's had great success using 'gadget' players - like Percy Harvin, Trey Burton, or Curtis Samuel. This should get you excited about how he may plan on deploying a player like Laviska Shenault Jr. on offense, and could make Shenault a bit of a sleeper in fantasy drafts.

Now that we've looked at Urban Meyer's profile a little bit, let's examine the Jaguars offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and his historical tendencies.

 

2021 Offensive Coordinator: Darrell Bevell

Darrell Bevell has been a long-time offensive coordinator in the NFL, spending time in the role with the Minnesota Vikings (2006-2010), Seattle Seahawks (2011-2017), and Detroit Lions (2019-2020) before joining Urban Meyer's coaching staff in Jacksonville this past offseason.

QB Impact

Year Games Team Pass Att. Team Pass Yds. Team Pass TDs QB Carries QB Rush Yds. QB Rush TDs
2019 Lions 16 35.69 261.69 1.75 3.13 15.5 0.06
2020 Lions 15 36.73 283 1.8 2.07 8.53 0
Bevell's Career Averages (OC/HC) 223 31.40 232.55 1.48 4.23 20.35 0.12

RB Impact

Year Games RB Carries RB Rush Yds. RB Rush TDs RB Rec. RB Targets RB Rec. Yds.
RB Rec. TDs
2019 Lions 16 22.06 86.56 0.38 4.75 6.31 31.31 0.13
2020 Lions 15 20.6 83.73 1.13 5 6.53 41.6 0.2
Bevell's Career Averages (OC/HC) 223 23.83 103.50 0.76 4.25 5.69 36.14 0.14

WR Impact

Year Games WR Rec. WR Targets WR Rec. Yds. WR Rec. TDs
2019 Lions 16 12.44 20.31 185.5 1.38
2020 Lions 15 12.27 19.2 176.53 1.07
Bevell's Career Averages (OC/HC) 223 10.66 17.86 147.35 0.93

TE Impact

Year Games TE Rec. TE Targets TE Rec. Yds. TE Rec. TDs
2019 Lions 16 4.13 7.31 43.44 0.19
2020 Lions 15 5.27 8.07 58.4 0.53
Bevell's Career Averages (OC/HC) 223 4.01 6.28 45.25 0.38

 

Darrell Bevell Takeaways & Expectations

Over the course of his career, Bevell has had some mixed levels of success with his quarterbacks. Early in his career, he ran more a run-heavy offense since he was dealing with quarterbacks like Brad Johnson, Tarvaris Jackson, and Gus Frerotte, but as time has gone on he's been fortunate enough to call plays for star quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Matthew Stafford. Despite having the talent of Wilson and Stafford over the last nine seasons, his offense has still finished just topped out in the middle of the pack of the league in pass attempts at 571 (2019). It is unlikely that Bevell changes from his previous ways for Trevor Lawrence's rookie year, so expect lower/middle-of-the-pack passing numbers and usage.

It's also important to pay attention to the amount of rushing work a quarterback receives since it can be a cheat code in the fantasy football world. Over the course of his career as an offensive coordinator, Bevell's quarterback room has averaged 4.23 carries per game.

Based on the QB carries graph above, Bevell's quarterback will use their legs frequently if they are fairly mobile (like Russell Wilson). Because of this trend and Lawrence's own mobility, we can expect Lawrence to bring some fantasy value on the ground in the form of roughly four or five carries per game. From a fantasy perspective, Lawrence should be valued somewhere in the low QB1/high QB2 range.

Examining Darrell Bevell's running back rooms, he's done a pretty good job utilizing and getting production out of the group. Over the course of the 223 games he's been an offensive coordinator, his running back room has averaged 0.76 rushing touchdowns per game which is slightly above-average. In addition, his running backs have received 23.83 carries per game over this time which is also above-average.

Clearly, Bevell's running back room will get a decent number of carries in Jacksonville. But in terms of the distribution of carries, how often is it going to one player versus Bevell conducting a running back by committee approach?

While Bevell used a bell-cow approach to the running back position early on in his career when he was calling plays for Adrian Peterson or Marshawn Lynch, since 2015 it's been a different story. A lack of talent and injuries to his backfield may have played a factor in Bevell taking more of a running back by committee approach in recent years, with his lead back receiving under 50% of the season running back carries in each of the last five seasons he's been a play-caller. Based on his talent, James Robinson warrants receiving higher than 50% of the season carries, but with Travis Etienne in the mix expect a dropoff from the 85.4% of the 281 season running back carries he received last year.

The final aspect we should look at concerning Darrell Bevell's running backs is how much he has traditionally utilized them in the passing game. Over the course of his career, Bevell's running back room has averaged 5.69 targets per game which is below average. Considering former head coach Doug Marrone (8.68 running back targets per game over the course of his coaching career) is gone, we should expect there to be fewer receiving opportunities for the Jacksonville backs than the 7.06 targets per game they saw in 2020.

Overall, the Jaguars running backs should see an increase in carries per game, a decrease in the percentage of carries to the lead back, and a decrease in targets per game. Based on all of this information, running backs James Robinson and Travis Etienne will likely be in a full-blown committee for most of the 2021 season, and to eat into each other's value.

Looking at the wide receiver position, Bevell has provided his wide receivers with 17.86 targets per game over the course of his career as an offensive coordinator. This is lower than the career per-game averages of the Jaguars previous head coach, Doug Marrone (20.49), and the Jaguars previous offensive coordinator Jay Gruden (20.38).

So while the quarterback change from Gardner Minshew and Mike Glennon to number one overall pick Trevor Lawrence will result in an increase in efficiency, keep in mind the Jaguars wide receiver room is unlikely to build upon the workload they received in 2020.

Finally, the way that Bevell has utilized the tight end position has had an interesting arc. While over the course of his career his tight ends had averaged just 6.28 targets per game, it's important to note that he has utilized the position more over his last five years as an offensive coordinator.

This trend probably has more to do with the tight end talent he's had during these years with players like Jimmy Graham, T.J. Hockenson, and Logan Thomas than a full heel turn in offensive philosophy, but it is something to keep an eye on. Looking at the Jaguars current roster, trading away tight end Josh Oliver to the Baltimore Ravens could be a signal that the team will be minimizing their usage of the position in the passing game and Bevell will be returning to the pre-2015 levels of usage his team's have had for targeting the position. And if the usage is similar to the pre-2015 levels, none of the Jaguars tight ends will be draftable in fantasy football leagues for 2021.

Fantasy Relevant Players: Trevor Lawrence, Gardner Minshew, James Robinson, Travis EtienneCarlos Hyde, Chris Thompson, D.J. Chark, Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault Jr., Dede Westbrook, Phillip Dorsett, Collin Johnson, Jalen Camp, Luke Farrell, and James O'Shaughnessy

2021 Defense

2021 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Cullen

Joe Cullen Previous NFL Coaching Jobs
Year Team Role
2006-2008 Detroit Lions
Defensive Line Coach
2010-2012 Jacksonville Jaguars
Defensive Line Coach
2013 Cleveland Browns
Defensive Line Coach
2014-2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defensive Line Coach
2016-2020 Baltimore Ravens
Defensive Line Coach

Joe Cullen has been a defensive line coach in the NFL for a long-time. He has some previous experience as a defensive coordinator at the college level with Richmond (1997-1998, 2000) and Indiana (2004, but 2021 will be the first time he will step into the role at an NFL level. Cullen has worked under the defensive minds of Jack Del Rio, Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier, Dean Pees, and Don Martindale over the course of his career, so there's almost assuredly going to be some bits and pieces he'll pull from their defensive philosophies. Overall, Cullen should be an upgrade on Todd Wash's defense that gave up 30.75 points per game last year, but looking at the roster the Jaguars D/ST still needs a lot of work and will probably not improve enough to be fantasy relevant in 2021.

 

Other Notable Assistants

Special Teams Coordinator: Brian Schneider - Brian Schneider has a ton of experience as a special teams coordinator dating all the way back to 1994. He was most recently the Seattle Seahawks special teams coordinator (2010-2020).

QB Coach: Brian Schottenheimer - In addition to being the passing game coordinator of the team, Brian Schottenheimer is set to be the Jaguars quarterbacks coach in 2021. An offensive coordinator for many years with the New York Jets (2006-2011), St. Louis Rams (2012-2014), and Seattle Seahawks (2018-2020), Schottenheimer has previously been a quarterbacks coach for Washington (2001), San Diego (2002-2005), and Indianapolis (2016-2017).

RB Coach: Bernie Parmalee - Bernie Parmalee has been a running backs coach for the Miami Dolphins (2004), Oakland Raiders (2015-2017) and the Atlanta Falcons (2018, 2020). He is a former NFL RB who played for the Miami Dolphins (1992-1998) and the New York Jets (1999-2000).

WR Coach: Sanjay Lal - Sanjay Lal has been a wide receivers coach in the NFL since 2007, spending time coaching the position with the Oakland Raiders (2007-2011), New York Jets (2012-2014), Buffalo Bills (2015-2016), Indianapolis Colts (2017), Dallas Cowboys (2018-2019), and Seattle Seahawks (2020).

TE Coach: Tyler Bowen - 2021 will be Tyler Bowen's first year coaching in the NFL. He previously was the co-offensive coordinator & tight ends coach at Penn State.

OL Coach: George Warhop - George Warhop was one of the few coaches that was retained from Doug Marrone's coaching staff. Warhop has a very experienced offensive line coach, previously spending time with the St. Louis Rams (1996-1997), Arizona Cardinals (1998-2002), Dallas Cowboys (2003-2004), San Francisco 49ers (2005-2008), Cleveland Browns (2009-2013), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-2018).

DL Coach: Tosh Lupoi - 2021 will be Tosh Lupoi's first year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has most recently spent time as the defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns (2019) and the Atlanta Falcons (2020).

OLB Coach: Zachary Orr - Zachary Orr was a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens who was an AP All-Pro in 2016 before his playing career ended because of congenital neck/spine condition. This is his first year coaching for the Jacksonville Jaguars after spending the last few years as a defensive analyst for the Baltimore Ravens (2017-2020).

ILB Coach: Charlie Strong - Charlie Strong spent 38 years coaching college football prior to joining the Jacksonville Jaguars this year. Strong will also be the assistant head coach for the team.

Secondary Coach (Corners): Tim Walton - Tim Walton has been a cornerbacks coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2019. He previously spent time as the Detroit Lions defensive backs coach (2009-2012), the St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator (2013), and the New York Giants cornerbacks coach (2015-2017).

DB Coach (Safeties): Chris Ash - Chris Ash has spent a long time coaching at the college football level, but this will be his first year coaching in the NFL. He was most recently the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Texas University.

Secondary (Safeties): Joe Danna - Joe Danna has been working with the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary in various roles since he got hired in 2017. He has also spent time working for the Atlanta Falcons (2008-2009, 2012-2014), Miami Dolphins (2010-2011), and New York Jets (2015-2016).

 

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Jared McCann18 hours ago

Records Career-High Four Points
Pavel Buchnevich18 hours ago

Scores First Natural Hat Trick
Jordan Binnington18 hours ago

Frustrates Islanders With Shutout
Pyotr Kochetkov18 hours ago

Shuts Out Panthers With 44 Saves
Matthew Tkachuk18 hours ago

Hurt In Thursday's Loss
Gustav Forsling19 hours ago

Exits With Injury Thursday
T.J. Oshie19 hours ago

Sustains Non-Contact Injury
George Springer1 day ago

To Remain In Leadoff Role
Michael Kopech1 day ago

Reportedly In Best Shape Since 2021
Gabe Davis1 day ago

Could Be Pushed Out Of Buffalo
Michael Pittman Jr.1 day ago

Franchise Tag An Option For Michael Pittman Jr.
Josh Jacobs1 day ago

Raiders, Josh Jacobs Haven't Engaged In Extension Talks
Manuel Torres1 day ago

Looking To Remain Undefeated In The UFC
Chris Duncan1 day ago

Goes Into Enemy Territory At UFC Mexico City
Ricky Turcios1 day ago

A Big Underdog At UFC Mexico City
Raul Rosas Jr.1 day ago

Set For Fourth UFC Appearance
Brian Ortega1 day ago

Ends Layoff At UFC Mexico City
Yair Rodriguez1 day ago

A Favorite At UFC Mexico City
Geno Smith1 day ago

Seahawks Restructure Geno Smith's Contract
John Brebbia1 day ago

Dealing With Right-Calf Strain
Eury Pérez1 day ago

Eury Perez Suffers Cut On His Finger
Charlie Lindgren1 day ago

Makes Second Consecutive Start
Morgan Rielly1 day ago

Available Again On Thursday
Logan O'Connor1 day ago

Set To Return On Thursday
Mookie Betts1 day ago

Expects To Play Second Base Exclusively This Spring
Artemi Panarin1 day ago

A Game-Time Decision Thursday
Brett Howden1 day ago

Out On Thursday
Mark Stone1 day ago

Out Week-To-Week
Tim Patrick2 days ago

An Obvious Choice To Be Cut
Michael Gallup2 days ago

A Possible Cut Candidate
Nick Chubb2 days ago

Could Be Salary Cap Casualty
Warren Foegele2 days ago

Scores Two Goals Against Boston
Mason Lohrei2 days ago

Tallies Three Assists In Wednesday's Win
Miami Dolphins2 days ago

Terron Armstead Plans To Return In 2024
Justin Fields2 days ago

Says He Wants To Stay In Chicago
PGA3 days ago

Seonghyeon Kim Looks To Continue A Steady Run Of Play
Jhonattan Vegas3 days ago

Showing Signs Of A Return To Form
Justin Suh3 days ago

Taking A Volatile Run Of Form South Of The Border
Jake Knapp3 days ago

Proving To Be A Compelling Korn Ferry Prospect
Brandon Wu3 days ago

Looking To Carry Over His Immaculate Mexico Open History
Jonnu Smith3 days ago

Falcons To Move On From Jonnu Smith?
Alex Smalley3 days ago

Brings Tee-To-Green Struggles To Mexico
Nate Lashley3 days ago

Struggling Outside Of Putting Aberration
Maverick McNealy3 days ago

Trending Upwards Ahead Of Mexico Open
Michael Kim3 days ago

In Good Form Heading To Mexico
Davis Thompson3 days ago

Set For Mexico Open Debut
Cameron Champ3 days ago

Looks To Continue Success In Mexico
Aaron Rai3 days ago

Heads To Mexico In Poor Form
Thomas Detry3 days ago

Looking For Driver To Deliver
PGA3 days ago

Chris Gotterup Is Struggling So Far In His Rookie Season
Chesson Hadley3 days ago

Makes Debut At Mexico Open
Austin Eckroat3 days ago

Looks To Bounce Back
Charley Hoffman3 days ago

Heads To Mexico Open
Doug Ghim3 days ago

Heads To Mexico In Good Form
Ryo Hisatsune3 days ago

Making Mexico Open Debut
Andrew Novak3 days ago

Looking To Keep A Good Thing Going At Mexico Open
Nicolai Hojgaard3 days ago

Offers Course-Fit Choice
Erik Jones3 days ago

Shows Speed At Daytona Despite Disappointing Run
Ross Chastain3 days ago

Hail Mary Attempt Falls Short
John Hunter Nemechek3 days ago

Scores Career-Best Daytona Finish To Start 2024
Brad Keselowski3 days ago

Promising Daytona Run Ruined By Lap 191 Wreck
Pittsburgh Steelers3 days ago

Cameron Heyward Undergoes Offseason Surgery
Zay Flowers3 days ago

Baltimore County Police Suspends Investigation Of Zay Flowers
Michael McDowell4 days ago

Daytona 500 Race Marred By Mechanical Issue
Denny Hamlin4 days ago

Has One Of Those Days At Daytona
Chase Elliott4 days ago

Ends Up 14th At Daytona
Kyle Busch4 days ago

Exceeds DFS Value In The Daytona 500
Ryan Blaney4 days ago

Late Wreck Derails Ryan Blaney's Strong Start In Title Defense
Marquise Brown4 days ago

Set To Leave In Free Agency
Justin Fields4 days ago

Mike Tomlin A Big Fan Of Justin Fields
Christopher Bell4 days ago

Starts Off 2024 With Third-Place Finish At Daytona
Russell Wilson4 days ago

Not Expected Back In Denver
William Byron4 days ago

Wins Daytona 500 As Wrecks Break Out Late
Noah Gragson4 days ago

Starts Comeback Season With Top-10 At Daytona
AJ Allmendinger4 days ago

Earns Fourth Straight Daytona 500 Top-10 Finish
Alex Bowman4 days ago

Narrowly Misses Out On Daytona 500 Victory
Joey Logano4 days ago

Wrecks Out Of Daytona 500 But Leads Most Laps
Ilia Topuria5 days ago

Becomes The New UFC Featherweight Champion
Alexander Volkanovski5 days ago

Loses Title At UFC 298
Henry Cejudo5 days ago

Merab Dvalishvili Defeats Henry Cejudo By Unanimous Decision At UFC 298
Henry Cejudo5 days ago

Takes Decision Loss
Roman Kopylov5 days ago

Gets Submitted At UFC 298
Ross Chastain6 days ago

Aggressiveness Could Pay Dividends at Daytona
Kyle Larson6 days ago

Searching for First-Ever Top 5 in Daytona 500
Chris Buescher6 days ago

No Worries About Chris Buescher Missing Daytona 500 Practice
NASCAR6 days ago

Bubba Wallace: 'The Best I've Felt Mentally'
Michael McDowell6 days ago

Avoid Michael McDowell in DFS for Daytona
Jimmie Johnson6 days ago

Sneaks Into Daytona 500 Field Despite Wreck
Anthony Hernandez6 days ago

Gets Submission Win At UFC 298
Geoff Neal6 days ago

Drops Split Decision At UFC 298
MMA6 days ago

Ian Machado Garry Remains Undefeated
Paulo Costa6 days ago

Loses Entertaining Fight At UFC 298
Robert Whittaker6 days ago

Edges Out Competitive Decision At UFC 298
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