Tom Coughlin, Jaguars

Tom Coughlin offering ‘no excuses’ for Jaguars poor performance this season

The Jacksonville Jaguars are nearing yet another campaign, falling short of reaching the playoffs.

It has been a season filled with more downs than ups that has pushed the team on the outside looking in for the postseason. In the wake of their recent struggles, team executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin made the rare public comments to the media as he voiced no excuses for the team shortcomings, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.


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Coughlin opened the session by saying “I offer no excuses” for the team’s 4-7 record before moving on to a plea to have “everyone onboard pulling in the same direction” as the team tries to win their final five games of the year. That included a call for fans to give the team a strong advantage during their final three home games of the year.

The Jaguars are in a tight spot where their playoff hopes are now out of their hands. There was hope that they could finally push forward with stable play under center with former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles at the helm.


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However, he missed the bulk of the year due to a fractured collarbone that saw rookie Gardner Minshew play admirably. It just hasn’t been enough offensively from them on a weekly basis to get some headway in the AFC, especially in the AFC South.

All of this could simply see the team make moves to help further solidify their core group that has shown some needs for change to push them forward.

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