Tuesday, January 10, 2012
McCoy out of mix in Jacksonville
By Bill Williamson
Count Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy out of the mix for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head-coaching job.
The Jaguars hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey on Tuesday night. McCoy was supposed to have an upcoming interview with the Jaguars. Denver is not out of the woods as far as losing coordinators, though — defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is expected to interview with the St. Louis Rams on Thursday.
In other AFC West news:
Freshly fired Raiders coach Hue Jackson gave his side of the story, saying it was Oakland owner Mark Davis who wanted to make him out and not new general manager Reggie McKenzie. That’s fine, but McKenzie was likely on board or he wouldn’t have taken the job.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports that longtime San Diego offensive assistant Clarence Shelmon is leaving coaching. Look for the Chargers to add another offensive coach to replace Shelmon.
In explaining his desire for a new stadium, Davis said Los Angeles is on the table as is “somewhere.” Davis made it clear he would move back to Los Angeles if the Raiders can't get a stadium built in Oakland. My take? It was simply a public warning shot to Oakland officials. I’m sure they are already aware of the situation.
Former Denver quarterback Jake Plummer wasn’t overly impressed with Tim Tebow’s effort against the Steelers. Prior to Sunday’s victory, Plummer was the last Denver quarterback to win a playoff game.
In a radio interview, Charles Barkley calls Tebow’s advancement in the playoffs a “national nightmare.”