Another disappointing season in Jacksonville finally cost Jack Del Rio his job as Jaguars coach.
With San Diego mired in its longest skid in a decade, coach Norv Turner's time with the Chargers also might be running out.
In their first game since firing Del Rio, the Jaguars look to hand the visiting Chargers a seventh consecutive loss Monday night.
On the hot seat after three seasons without a winning record, Del Rio had no room for error in 2011. So with Jacksonville sitting at 3-8 and averaging an NFL-low 12.5 points, Del Rio was fired Tuesday and replaced by defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on an interim basis.
In addition to firing Del Rio, who went 69-73 with the Jaguars since 2003, owner Wayne Weaver agreed to sell the team to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan and gave general manager Gene Smith a three-year extension. Forbes reported the sale to be worth $760 million.
"It's the right thing at the right time and for the right reasons," said the 77-year-old Weaver, who had ...