Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/29/11

INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 21: Head coach Jack Del Rio of the Jacksonville Jaguars during a game against the Indianapolis Colts on September 21, 2008 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  Doing his best Ebenezer Scrooge impression, Jacksonville Jaguars’ owner Wayne Weaver announced the firing of head coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday.  The announcement ends Del Rio’s eight year tenure with the team and reactions from players of Christmas’ pasts and present seemed to be mixed. According to NFL.com Jaguars’ star running back Maurice Jones-Drew expressed that the team supported Del Rio even though their play on the field said otherwise. “He didn’t lose the locker room. A lot of guys when we first found out this morning, a lot of guys were upset. He’s a players’ coach. Everything he asked we did to the best of our ability. There was no lack of effort out there when we were playing. Obviously (there was) a lot of lack of execution, but there was no a lack of effort. That just shows that he still had the guys, and we were playing for him. We just feel like we let him down.” –MJD Former Jaguars’ starting quarterback, David Garrard, who was released by Del Rio just prior to the start of the regular season seemed to think that the firing was inevitable but a bit premature. “Absolutely, I was very [...]
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