Jaguars fix clocks after Tom Coughlin firing
The Jacksonville Jaguars finally opted to part ways with Vice President of football operations Tom Coughlin with the 2019 NFL season about to wrap up. It appears one of his questionable methods have already been done away with.
Coughlin had the clocks at the Jaguars facility set five minutes ahead as part of his philosophy to make this team more punctual. According to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco, cornerback A.J. Bouye says the staff has wasted no time in switching them back:
“That’s the first thing I noticed when I got in here,” Bouye said. “I thought that I was late for meetings. I look up and I had an extra five minutes, so I was good.”
Defensive tackle Abry Jones added that aside from the time, there has not been much of a difference around the facility.
“I noticed the clocks,” Jones said. “It threw me off when I first got here. I thought I was late. That’s probably the strongest adjustment we’re going to probably have to get used to — resetting back to five minutes back.
“Other than that, no real big difference.”
Coughlin recently made headlines after it was revealed that he was fining players for any rules infractions even though they were not allowed. Running back Leonard Fournette and former outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr./ were among those that have had to recoup their game checks that were taken by the front office.
As a result, this prompted a letter from the NFLPA warning players about the risks involved with playing in Jacksonville. This seemingly prompted team owner Shad Khan to waste no time in ushering in some new changes.
It is safe to say that Coughlin’s methods for making the team more disciplined fell vastly short of expectations. At the very least, the Jaguars are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy by turning the clocks back to where they were before he arrived.