Tom Coughlin’s second stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars wasn’t as memorable as his first one. A serious divide between Coughlin’s “old-school” approach of operating issues and the present technology of gamers led towards a disastrous tenure because the staff’s govt vp of soccer operations.
Despite the fact that the Jaguars reached the AFC Championship Sport in Coughlin’s first yr on the helm, the two-time Tremendous Bowl-winning head coach wasn’t nicely appreciated by his gamers. Jalen Ramsey, who finally had his fill of Coughlin and the Jaguars group, detailed on Aqib Talib’s “Catchin Fades” podcast the staff’s disdain for Coughlin.
“To be trustworthy, we did not like Tom Coughlin. That is what it got here right down to,” Ramsey stated. “That was his first yr in there and we had been a sorry staff the yr earlier than. We went from having a relaxed teaching employees that permit us be adults, however we had been too younger for that on the time. We had been too younger a staff to know easy methods to actually deal with that.
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“Once they introduced in Coughlin, he went compete reverse. It felt like…even worse than faculty at instances. We felt like half the stuff he was attempting to implement wasn’t even about soccer. It’s important to put on white socks. It would not matter if I put on white socks or black socks — the receiver is gonna get shut down regardless.”
Ramsey and Coughlin butted heads a number of instances in Jacksonville, probably the most notable being in 2019 when Ramsey was not current for the primary day of voluntary offseason exercises. Coughlin did not point out Ramsey’s title, however criticized him for not reporting. Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith had been the one gamers who weren’t at voluntary minicamp.
“We’re very near 100% attendance, and fairly frankly, all our gamers ought to be right here,” Coughlin stated, by way of Jacksonville.com. “Constructing the idea of staff, working exhausting facet by facet, setting up our bond of togetherness, formulating our collective priorities and objectives.
“Success within the NFL calls for battle. Those that have all the pieces given to them turn into lazy, egocentric and insensitive to the actual values of staff. The exhausting work that many attempt to keep away from is the foremost constructing block for the event of an impressive soccer staff.”
That was sufficient to set off Ramsey, who responded on Twitter with a message for Coughlin.
“Totally conscious & ‘voluntary’ which means I do not HAVE to be there BUT they know the EXACT REASONS I’m not,” Ramsey tweeted on the time. “My teammates know it is ALL love & know I will be prepared when it is time!”
Ramsey was traded from the Jaguars within the fall of 2019, having sufficient of Coughlin and the entrance workplace. The divorce was inevitable.