Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch
Someone had to fall on the sword for the Jacksonville Jaguars poor display on offense this past season. On Tuesday, Jedd Fisch became the chosen one. The team announced had head coach Gus Bradley has fired Fisch, who has been the play caller for the franchise the past two seasons.
According to bigcatcountry.com, Fisch had a tough job in 2014, dealing with a young offensive line and a lot of young players at the skill position and a rookie quarterback, but the offense regressed as the season went on as mentioned. The Jaguars failed to pass for over 200 yards in over half of their games in 2014 and struggled to run the football, without the help of Blake Bortles legs.
The Jaguars were 3-13 this season and 7-25 in the past two seasons with both Bradley and Fisch together on the sideline.
The offensive woes of the franchise were magnified this season as the team played many rookies on offense, including quarterback Blake Bortles and a trio of wide receivers – Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marquise Lee. The team also started Luke Bowanko at center and Brandon Linder at right tackle.
Jacksonville failed to score 30 points in any contest this past season.
The Jaguars finished 31st in yards per game, 21st in rushing, 31st in passing, 29th on third down and allowed a league-high and franchise record 71 sacks.
Fisch joined the Jaguars after serving two years as the offensive coordinator with the University of Miami. He coached with Bradley on the same Seattle staff. Ironically, Hurns – who finished second on the team in receptions and led the Jaguars in yardage and touchdowns – played under Fisch at Miami.
There is no word yet on who may be on the team’s radar to replace Fisch. Much like the situation with Blaine Gabbert when he was drafted by the team in 2011, Blake Bortles will have his second coordinator and offensive game plan to learn in as many years.