Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Impact of Jaguars' latest hires
By Tim Kavanagh
The Jacksonville Jaguars were the last team to fire their head coach this offseason, waiting until they'd hired a new GM (Dave Caldwell) to let Mike Mularkey go. In the time since they've hired his successor -- former Seahawks DC Gus Bradley -- they've been slowly filling out the rest of their staff, while also formulating their plans for the remainder of the offseason. On Monday, three more coaches were added, according to the Florida Times-Union: Seahawks DL coach Todd Wash was hired for the same position under Bradley, while Luke Butkus was added as an assistant OL coach and Tony Sorrentino as an offensive quality control coach.
So what is the impact here? With Wash in the mix, this will only increase the speculation that some defenders from Seattle could be targeted as additions to the Jags' defense for 2013. Two players in particular on which to keep an eye are DTs Alan Branch and Jason Jones. Branch has expressed an interest in returning to the Seahawks, but having his position coach and coordinator in Jacksonville could be a strong lure.