Originally written on NBC New York  |  Last updated 11/19/14

DENVER - OCTOBER 12: Head coach Jack Del Rio of the Jacksonville Jaguars directs his team against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 12, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Jaguars defeated the Broncos 24-17. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
By now, you're probably aware that Jack Del Rio was fired as head coach of the Jaguars. And just like that, we have our first official firing of the 2011 NFL season. Always good to get that first firing out of the way. I feel like it helps break the ice and lets other teams get on with the delightful business of putting bad head coaches out of work just before Christmas. I'll always remember Del Rio for that one time he let his punter bury an axe into his own leg, and the time he wore a suit. I think that just about covers it. Part of the reason Del Rio was fired, apart from losing lots and lots of games, was that he never made the Jaguars RELEVANT. That's been a serious problem for this franchise ever since Mark Brunell skipped town. Since the end of the Brunell/Tom Coughlin Era, the Jags have toiled as the NFL's least interesting franchise. Their players are boring (MJD excepted). Their stadium is boring. Their name is boring. In a league where every team gets a turn in...
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