The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Greg Olson, according to a number of reports. And according to Ian Rapoport, the organization has hired Nathaniel Hackett to take the position — he moves up from the quarterbacks coach.
The franchise’s decision to cut ties with Olson comes two days after the Jaguars dropped their Thursday evening AFC South contest versus the Tennessee Titans, a game in which Jacksonville lost 36-22.
The Jags’ 14-point loss doesn’t look bad on paper, but the offense picked up more points in sheer garbage time — two scores in the final three-and-a-half minutes. The team, which is 2-5 heading into Sunday’s Week 8 slate, is last in the league in rushing with 72.6 yards per game, and the 13th ranked pass offense has had its numbers skewed to a majority of production coming late in games with the score out of hand.
The receiving corps hasn’t been as efficient as the staff and fans had hoped in 2016. Wide receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson have gotten off to rather slow starts. The former surpassed the 75-yard receiving mark for the first time this season on Thursday while the latter has yet to do so.
Olson was in his second stint with the Jaguars. He served as the team’s assistant head coach & quarterbacks coach during the 2012 season. In January 2013, Olson was hired as the Oakland Raiders’ offensive coordinator to replace the vacant position left by Greg Knapp. He was fired a year later and was motioned in by the Jacksonville organization in January 2015.
The Jaguars look to get back on track on offense — and in general — on November 6 (Week 10) when they travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs.