Joshua: Jack Del Rio is best known for his nine-year tenure as the Jaguars head coach. From 2003-11, Del Rio had a 69-73 record with a 1-2 postseason mark. He was fired following a 3-8 start to the 2011-12 season. Since then, the Jaguars have gone 4-25 behind Mel Tucker (2-3), Mike Mularkey (2-14) and Gus Bradley (0-8).
Recently, Del Rio received some exposure when the Broncos announced that he would serve as the Denver Broncos interim head coach. Del Rio replaces John Fox, who will need time to recovery from heart valve surgery. What do you anticipate from Del Rio serving as an interim head coach? How strange is it to see your former head coach with Peyton Manning instead of middle-of-the-road quarterbacks like Byron Leftwich and David Garrard?
Daniel: Jack Del Rio is primarily a defensive head coach and really championed running the ball and stopping the run, so it’s interesting to see him on a team with such a prolific passing attack. He’s in an almost ideal situation since Peyton Manning is essentially the de facto offensive coordinator. Del Rio can focus on his defense – which has underperformed – and not really worry about the offense while he fills in for John Fox.