As a writer, I often find myself with the unenviable task of thoroughly criticizing my favorite team. Yet, as the old saying goes, if you aren't a part of the solution then you are a part of the problem.
With many of my readers suffering through a difficult 1-5 start in 2011, I thought it would be proper to shine a little light into the future.
Jack Del Rio's tenure is unquestionably coming to a close, and the next head coaching hire in Jacksonville absolutely has to be on the mark. The Jaguars can't afford to make another bad hire and waste four or five seasons of Blaine Gabbert's career in mediocrity.
The next hire has to be right, and I believe it will be.
Luckily for Jacksonville, 2012 promises to have a large pool of available head coaching candidates. However, the next coach for the Jaguars must show the ability to cultivate a dynamic offense and assist in the maturation of a young quarterback.
While the losses mount, the cupboard isn't bare. With Maurice Jones-Drew, Blaine Gabbert, Tyson Alualu and a host of quality new signings on defense, the Jaguars' nucleus is in place.
With that in mind, let's do what the fans in Jacksonville want. Let's focus on the solution.
Here are 11 coaches that could take over if, indeed, Jack Del Rio isn't back for 2012.