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Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars today as Bruce Arians and Doug Marrone look to engage in a chess match for the state of Florida. Leading up to the game, we exchanged five questions with the site expert of Black and Teal, our FanSided Network partner. Enjoy!
How hot is Doug Marrone’s seat right now? What would get him fired, what saves his job?
On a scale of 10, I think it’s about an 8. After listening to Tom Coughlin speak today, I don’t think he will be back next season. Coughlin did not give him a vote of confidence on Wednesday. There has been plenty of controversy this week as Marrone said he has been criticized within the building for his coaching decisions.
I also don’t know if a loss this week would not mean he is let go.
Marrone has been the face of this team all through this year’s trials. I think the only way he saves his job is five consecutive wins.
Any indication the Jags could look for a spark and hand the keys back over to Gardner Minshew?
Doug Marrone made it clear in his Monday afternoon teleconference that he believes Nick Foles gives this team the best chance to win on Sunday. He also said he does not treat the quarterback position any different from other positions on the team.
I believe the veteran under center gives the team a good chance to win if Nick Foles is accurate and the rust is off from his time away from injury. I also think Minshew and his quick-thinking is exciting and could produce a spark for the offense if it cannot produce points on Sunday and beyond.