Gus Bradley was fired today by the Jacksonville Jaguars, a seeming inevitability given the way things went in his three-plus seasons there.
But before the decision came down, and after the Houston Texans 21-20 win today at NRG Stadium, a number of key players said they weren’t worried about the future of their head coach.
“I don’t think so,” quarterback Blake Bortles said. “I think guys get an opportunity to go play every Sunday, and Gus is our head coach. We play as hard as we possibly can for the guys in this locker room and for him. We’ll do that as long as they allow us to.”
“I don’t know,” cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. “I don’t get into all that. I do my job. Try to make plays, do what I can. I’m the wrong one to be asking that question.”
Bradley, who was hired in Jacksonville in 2013 after a successful run as the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, went 14-47, failing to win more than five games in any season.
Given all the talent on the roster, the Jaguars head coaching job is sure to be one of the most intriguing on the market this offseason. The Los Angeles Rams fired Jeff Fisher last week, and the Buffalo Bills are reportedly nearing ending Rex Ryan’s time there.
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