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Tucker to Stay on as the Jagaurs Defensive Coordinator

Mel Tucker has turned down an offer from the Vikings and will remain the Jaguars defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The Jaguars ranked sixth in total defense, ninth against the run and were eighth against the pass, and ranked 11th in scoring defense in 2011. Tucker replaced Jack Del Rio on an interim basis […]

Will Gabbert remain starting QB for Jags?

Interim Jaguars head coach Mel Tucker said Tuesday that rookie Blaine Gabbert will remain the Jaguars starting quarterback, according to John Oehser of Tucker said, “Blaine is our quarterback now and our quarterback of the future.” The Missouri alum was benched for Luke McCown late in the fourth quarter of the Jaguars 20-13 loss to Houston. […]

Tucker Preaching About Takeaways in Camp

Pro Football Weekly reports that takeaways are a big part of what DC Mel Tucker is telling the defense to do this summer during Jags camp. Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who has taken over play-calling responsibilities from head coach Jack Del Rio, has been preaching takeaways thus far in training camp. The Jaguars’ defense, […]

Jaguars Add Five New Assistant Coaches

The Jaguars had a busy Saturday, as the team came to terms with five new assistant coaches. Coming aboard include Mel Tucker as defensive coordinator and Russ Purnell who was hired as special teams coordinator. Purnell previously served as special teams coordinator for Indianapolis under coach Tony Dungy. The Jaguars also added quality control coach […]

Tucker Set to Take Jags D-Coordinator Job

From: Pro Football Recently, there were rumors that Panthers defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac might jump from the Panthers to the Jaguars. But Trgovac is staying put with the Panthers, and the Jags will be hiring former Browns defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. NFP reported earlier today that the Jags are “very close to naming” Tucker […]

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