5:22 PM ET
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said he has no plans to fire defensive coordinator Todd Wash, despite the fact the Jaguars have one of the worst defenses in the NFL.
“As long as I’m here and I’m the head coach, yes, he’s safe,” Marrone said.
The Jaguars (1-5) had another embarrassing day on Sunday in a 34-16 loss to Detroit at TIAA Bank Field. The Lions gained 403 yards, including 180 yards on the ground. It’s the fourth time in six games the Jaguars’ defense has allowed 400 or more yards. And the Lions’ 34 points marks the fifth consecutive game this season the defense has allowed 30 or more points, a franchise record and one game shy of tying the league record, per ESPN Stats & Information.
Marrone said Wash and the coaching staff have tried multiple things to fix a defense that is giving up 30.2 points per game, and it’s the inability to make plays, and mental lapses, that are causing the problems. He cited the Lions’ first two touchdown drives on Sunday as an example.
“I think we all have to get better. I’m going to