Jacksonville Jaguars Fire Offensive Coordinator, Promote QB Coach Nathaniel Hackett
By NFL // October 30, 2016
jaguars are 14-41 under Gus Bradley in 3 1/2 seasons
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(NFL) – Much-needed change is underway in Duval. The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired offensive coordinator Greg Olson, the team announced Saturday.
Quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett has been promoted to assume the role of offensive coordinator. Olson had held the position since 2015.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that there had been a disconnect between Olson and coach Gus Bradley for some time with a lack of focus on the run being one point of contention.
“Tough day…but regression offensively was the reason,” Olson told Rapoport of his firing. “Couldn’t find an identity in the run game which significantly hurts Blakes 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.”
His exit comes on the heels of Jacksonville’s 36-22 loss to the Titans on Thursday Night Football in which the Jags were held scoreless at halftime, having run just 22 plays and earned three first downs.
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