Plenty of Jaguars fans confirmed up to Sunday’s common season finale in opposition to the Colts carrying clown costumes in an effort to persuade proprietor Shad Khan to fireplace basic supervisor Trent Baalke.
The gesture was anticipated, with hundreds of fans altering their social media profile footage earlier this week to a clown donning Khan’s signature mustache.
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence was requested concerning the gesture final Wednesday. “Would I do this, personally? No I would not do it, however fans really feel how they really feel. But it surely’s arduous after this yr…I get the frustration,” the rookie mentioned.
Per USA Today, earlier than kickoff, a aircraft was seen flying across the Jaguars stadium with a banner studying “#KLOWNTOWN” as a part of the festivities. At one level within the game throughout an in-game trivia contest, a fan also answered her given question by saying, “Fire Baalke.”
In late December, NFL Network reported that Baalke, who was employed final offseason, can be retained and would work with Khan within the seek for the staff’s subsequent coach. The staff wants to exchange former coach City Meyer, who was dismissed mid-season in what was his debut NFL marketing campaign.
Baalke inherited a Jaguars staff that had the No. 1 draft choose (quarterback Trevor Lawrence), 5 of the primary 65 picks and about $100 million in wage cap house. Jacksonville, nevertheless, has struggled all through the season and entered Week 18 having misplaced eight consecutive video games.
Baalke made three consecutive NFC championship video games with San Francisco (2011–13), when coach Jim Harbaugh was with the franchise. However he additionally oversaw the transient tenures of coaches Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly. Coming into Week 18, Baalke had a 59-68-1 file as a basic supervisor.
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