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08:12 AM ET 01.03 | Jacksonville will waste little time. On the first day it could officially begin, the Jaguars were aggressive with their coaching search. The Jaguars requested and received permission to interview five NFL offensive coordinators on Monday -- Atlanta's Mike Mularkey, the New York Jets' Brian Schottenheimer, Carolina's Rob Chudzinski, sources confirmed. ESPN also reported the Jaguars will interview Denver's Mike McCoy and New England's Bill O'Brien. Interim head coach Mel Tucker is the only coach with a defensive background in line to interview so far. The interviews will begin as early as this week. ... Mularkey's experience developing Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is one thing that makes him intriguing to the Jaguars.

The Florida Times-Union

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January 3, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Search else where.

January 3, 2012  09:11 AM ET

I don't think Brian Schottenheimer should be too high on that list. You saw what we was (or more accurate wasn't) able to do with a young but very mediocre QB in New York. They need a coach that will be able to implement a system to make Gabbert at least look adequate.

January 3, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Mike Sherman just got canned at A&M. That's where I'd start looking.

January 3, 2012  09:18 AM ET

The Jags need more production than they received from Gabbert. He didn't show any upward progression as the season went along.

January 3, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Jags need more production than they received from Gabbert. He didn't show any upward progression as the season went along.

They need at least two legit receivers to give the kid a realistic shot. That team has drafted very poorly at WR and on the D-line. They've spent a lot of resources for very little return.

January 3, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Need a wider net...

January 3, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They need at least two legit receivers to give the kid a realistic shot. That team has drafted very poorly at WR and on the D-line. They've spent a lot of resources for very little return.

Well there is 3 potential really good ones in this draft (Blackmon, Jeffery, Floyd) so they should easily be able to fill that hole and then see if Gabbert is any good or not.

January 3, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Schottenheimer? Make it Marty Schottenheimer, and then I'll take this article a little more seriously.

January 3, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Need a wider net...

Maybe they will catch a tuna. LOL!!

January 3, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Maybe they will catch a tuna. LOL!!

Too small a market for such a big fish.

January 3, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Those fans in that photo were hoping the autograph said "Jake Locker". Sadly, they were disappointed.

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January 3, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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Dennie Green is available.

He needs to stick with beer commercials.

January 3, 2012  10:31 AM ET

They love them some scrub coaches.

January 3, 2012  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Need a wider net...

+1

January 3, 2012  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Search else where.

How about the CFL? Eh?

January 3, 2012  10:52 AM ET

"Wider Net" translated; they're pretty much willing to take anyone.

January 3, 2012  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Those fans in that photo were hoping the autograph said "Jake Locker". Sadly, they were disappointed.

Oh no we didn't...

Gabbert is the youngest player ever to start 13 games at QB, and he made a lot more "upward progression" than most of you got to see on the Sportscenter highlights. He had basically no time to build timing with a sorry lot of WRs - Justin Blackmon caught more TD passes in the Fiesta Bowl than any WR currently on the Jaguars roster. A full off-season with a new coaching staff and a couple of receivers, and Gabbert will be really good.

 
January 3, 2012  12:26 PM ET
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Oh no we didn't...Gabbert is the youngest player ever to start 13 games at QB, and he made a lot more "upward progression" than most of you got to see on the Sportscenter highlights. He had basically no time to build timing with a sorry lot of WRs - Justin Blackmon caught more TD passes in the Fiesta Bowl than any WR currently on the Jaguars roster. A full off-season with a new coaching staff and a couple of receivers, and Gabbert will be really good.

He certainly couldn't be any worse.

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