Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/31/12
The Monday morning firing of Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith was expected. What isn't as certain: The future of Mike Mularkey as the team's head coach. Smith was dismissed following a 2-14 season that was the worst in the franchise's 18-year history. Smith was promoted from a role in Jacksonville's front office to general manager in January 2009. "Now it is time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to begin a new chapter," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a team-released statement announcing Smith's firing. "We're not looking back. I've made it clear from Day One that we pledge nothing less than to deliver the first Super Bowl championship to Jacksonville. Our fans have been remarkably loyal over the years and they were truly outstanding this past season. We simply must do better for our fans. "Our organization's business unit had an extremely impressive year and I anticipate even better days ahead in 2013 and beyond. But we all understand this is a football business abov...
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