Doug Pederson has excessive hopes for the Jacksonville Jaguars after only one 12 months as head coach.
After main the Jags to an AFC South title with a 9-8 report, Pederson coached Jacksonville to a wild-card victory, overcoming a 27-point deficit to the Los Angeles Chargers earlier than finally ending their season with a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs within the divisional spherical.
Jacksonville is trending upwards and Pederson believes: “We’re shut.”
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“I feel the management is true. I feel the core guys that we’ve are proper,” he informed reporters throughout a press convention Monday. “Look, it simply boils all the way down to persevering with to work laborious, simply trusting in one another. There’s consistency with the employees. There’s consistency with the gamers. You take a look at a few of these groups which are nonetheless taking part in and that’s what they’ve had.”
He continued: “That’s what it takes, that continuity and consistency. We’re simply type of at the start of that.”
The Jaguars can have a busy offseason with a number of gamers because of enter free company, however Pederson mentioned he’s hoping to retain as a lot of the workforce as potential to provide quarterback Trevor Lawrence the “continuity” he wants.
“We hope to attempt to get as most of the guys again as we probably can. That was my message to these guys this morning once we met as a workforce, that we’re making an attempt to attempt to re-sign all of them. They had been a giant a part of our success within the season. It’s a credit score to these guys,” he mentioned.
“Those are conversations we’ve to have, and they are going to be robust selections and hard conversations. It’s laborious to place a timeframe on it. We’re going to do the very best for the Jags and ensuring that we’ve the suitable individuals right here. They’re the suitable sort of men that we would like, and we hope to attempt to a minimum of make an impression making an attempt to re-sign our personal.”