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Jaguars fire offensive coordinator Greg Olson

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired their offensive coordinator Greg Olson. After head coach Gus Bradley said he wouldn’t make any changes, he may have been forced to fire his offensive coordinator to save his job.

The Jaguars are 2-5 this season. They also played horribly on Thursday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans, trailing 27-0 at halftime.

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Bradley said that he wouldn’t make a change at quarterback going into the third quarter. The Jaguars scored 22 points in the second half but lost 36-22.

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“Greg was a tremendous asset and always put all of his effort in doing everything he can to help in his players’ improvement,” Bradley said in a team statement. “He did some great things with our offense over the past two seasons, and for that, we are very appreciative.

“After a thorough evaluation, I came to the conclusion that with the direction that our offense was headed, it was best to make a change moving forward.”

Before taking a job with the Jaguars, which he accepted the offensive coordinator role in January 2015, he was the Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014.

He was also with the Jaguars during the 2012 season. He was their assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach under former head coach Mike Mularkey.

This season, the Jaguars offense has accounted for 143 first downs. However, they’ve only converted 27 of 89 third downs — and five of eight on fourth down.

The offensive has 2,314 total yards and is averaging 441 total yards per game. They have 1,904 passing yards.

“Tough day…but regression offensively was the reason,” Olson told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport of his firing. “Couldn’t find an identity in the run game which significantly hurts Blake’s strengths as a QB. … Made great strides last year but didn’t follow up on the expectations. … Would be easy to look for excuses and it hurts, but part of the responsibility of being an OC.”

Bortles is 174 of 290 for 1,904 with 12 touchdowns. He has also been sacked 17 times and intercepted nine times.

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He has worked in the National Football League since 2001 when he was hired as the San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks coach. After a year as the Purdue Boilermakers tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, he returned to the NFL with the Chicago Bears as their quarterbacks coach.

He has also worked for the Detroit Lions and the St. Louis Rams, both as their offensive coordinator.

He has worked under head coaches Dennis Allen, Mularkey, Bradley, Jon Gruden, Dick Jauron, Scott Linehan, Steve Mariucci, and Raheem Morris.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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