Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Weaver's handling of Jaguars' coaching staff leads to unrest

About the Author

Recent posts by Arthur Arkush

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m.

Bills bring back McKelvin

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m.

Saints re-sign Galette

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:31 p.m.

Steelers part ways with OLB Harrison

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 12:40 p.m.

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m.

Related Stories

Titans make twin killing; sign OG Levitre, TE Walker

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:39 p.m.

Jaguars release Ross, Landry

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:39 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:35 p.m.

Jaguars release OT Whimper, DB King, QB Wilson

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:34 p.m.

Caldwell might be starting fresh in Jacksonville

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 2:17 p.m.

Freeney's exit latest example of Colts' sea change

Posted Feb. 16, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m.

Why would the Jaguars give up on Gabbert now?

Posted Feb. 14, 2013 @ 11:32 a.m.

Jaguars announce some big changes

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 1 p.m.

Jaguars introduce new logo

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m.

Jaguars hire Walker, Scelfo, Yarno as assistants

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 5:57 p.m.
Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
By Arthur Arkush

Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver announced shortly after the season ended that he is sticking with head coach Jack Del Rio and his staff for 2011. "I think we're stronger by keeping this group together, I'm saying 'this group' our coaches together under Jack's leadership," said Weaver in his season-ending press conference.

But Weaver's decision not to extend the contracts of the assistant coaches beyond ’11 has led to turnover and unrest among the staff, the way we hear it.

Quarterbacks coach Mike Shula, who has overseen the development of David Garrard since Garrard became the starter four seasons ago, joined new Panthers head coach Ron Rivera's staff in Carolina. Todd Monken, who was named Shula's replacement after four seasons working with the Jaguars' receiving corps, jumped ship to Oklahoma State University. And assistant defensive line coach Ben Albert also went back to the college ranks, joining the coaching staff at Temple University.

Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who interviewed for the Broncos' head-coaching vacancy before Denver decided on John Fox, was denied permission by Weaver to speak with the Rams for their offensive coordinator opening.

Shula, Monken and Albert all took positions that offered more job security than they had in Jacksonville, and Koetter was not given that opportunity. In addition to losing several talented coaches who had made significant progress with their players, word is the morale of the coaching staff is very low, and there could be distractions next season as coaches worry about their future.

Comments ()