The Kansas City Chiefs play the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend and it will be a reminder that there is a right way to rebuild a bad team and there is a wrong way.
The Chiefs as you can guess have taken the right way. They’re 5-2 this season and have averaged 10 wins a season since they along with the Jaguars were 2-14 after the 2012 season.
The Jaguars rebuild? Yikes. The Jaguars have won 14 games since then. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley is 14-41 in Jacksonville. I just checked the math and that is a bad record.
I mention this because I saw this graphic come up. The “fired coordinators” stat is a very good one because the Chiefs have had a ton of success hanging onto their guys. They lost Doug Pederson to the Eagles this year but that’s pretty much it as far as coaches go outside of a couple of lower level assistants.
There was a point after the Jaguars drafted Blake Bortles and he looked like a good player that you had to wonder who had the better future coming up. A good quarterback is the key to everything. This is Jacksonville though. They can’t have nice things and so Bortles actually is not good.