Doug Marrone has a message for the conductors of his defense's hype train: Slow down.
The Jacksonville Jaguars coach is aware of the statistics. He knows with 10 sacks against the Indianapolis Colts last week and 10 against the Houston Texans in Week 1, his defense became the first one since the Chicago Bears in 1984 to have multiple double-digit sack games in one season. He also knows the Jaguars changed their Twitter name to "#Sacksonville" over the weekend and he knows some wild comparisons have been made.
But Marrone wants the brakes pumped. His defense is nowhere near those historic Bears' ones of the '80s, he said Tuesday on Good Morning Football.
"I'm going to tell you the same thing I tell everyone else, hold on. Hold on," Marrone told NFL Network's Nate Burleson. "I played against that Bears' defense after they won the Super Bowl that year. I know those cats that were on that team. Now hey, outstanding team. We still got a long way to go but I'm happy with the direction that we're going. Because I got that question in the press conference, I was like, 'Stop, hold on. Stop right there.'"
Doug Marrone: 'Hold on' with lofty praise for Jags' D
NFL.com | Oct 24