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Jaguars coach Doug Marrone shrugs off Doug Pederson’s critical comments

Following leading the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl win, head coach Doug Pederson has released a book that discusses his path to getting to that point in which covers an array of topics.

One of which he criticized Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone for the team’s decision to take a knee with 55 seconds left in the first half of the AFC Championship game instead of looking to put points on the board. With that in mind, Marrone has issued a strong response in return to those comments, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.

The title? “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F—: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life.”


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In hindsight, it is a decision to look back and criticize given how things played out in the second half of the contest with the New England Patriots taking full control of the game. Meanwhile, the Jaguars took the precautionary approach instead of going the route of what got them that lead in the first place with their aggressive offensive game planning early in the first half.


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The situation at hand late in the second quarter had them in play with a pair of timeouts and the ball with a chance to add more to their slim 14-10 lead. It could have shifted the momentum back in their direction. Instead, things played out with the Patriots taking full command of the second half. Beyond that, there were also many other things that didn’t help the Jaguars toward coming out on top in that game with the Super Bowl on the line.

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