By HCR Staff | August 30, 2019
Continuing with our series on how we perceive all NFL Head Coaches, and the tiers they would fit into for us:
Doug Marrone – he brings a lot of passion to the job, but also a tremendous amount of inconsistency. The Jaguars have plenty of player talent, but we just aren’t sure if this coaching staff, led by Marrone, rises to the same level. This year, Marrone has a top-flight offensive coordinator in John DeFilippo, and a proven Super Bowl winning quarterback in Nick Foles. An MVP-caliber quarterback in Andrew Luck just retired from the division, so the Jaguars are poised to do something special… If Marrone performs.
Matt Patricia – he and general manager Bob Quinn are trying desperately to change the entire culture of the Lions organization, and it has been tough sledding. Patricia inherited a roster that is in the midst of a complete overhaul, with the exception of the quarterback position. In our view, Patricia is a bright, energetic, and disciplined coach, but we still aren’t sure if he is a head coach. He’s had another offseason to bring in his type of players, and institute his culture. Leading an entire organization, however, is significantly different than being a coordinator.