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The Chiefs and Jaguars were both bad in 2012. Look who rebuilt and who didn’t

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.

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