Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Weaver's waffling does not mean Del Rio's job is safe past 2011

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 April 15, 2011 @ 9 a.m. ET
By Arthur Arkush

Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver proclaimed earlier this week that his team is still one or two years away from competing at the highest level.

And while that is likely true, it is in direct conflict with remarks Weaver made at his season-ending press conference, when he said, "I will tell you we will be in the playoffs next year, I don't think there's any doubt about it."

Weaver also indicated that head coach Jack Del Rio would not be back in 2012 if the team does not advance to the playoffs next season.

While the owner's waffling appears to open the door for a possible return by Del Rio in '12 even without a postseason trip next season, it is unlikely. Weaver essentially backed himself into a corner by not extending the contracts of Del Rio's staff this offseason. With all of the assistant coaches likely to bolt at the first chance of more job security, Del Rio would have a nearly impossible time trying to fill those vacancies given his lame-duck status.

The way we hear it, the '11 season — assuming, of course, there is a season — will decide Del Rio's fate in Jacksonville.

Comments ()