AFC Notes: Jaguars, Jets, Patriots


  • Adam Schefter reports that Jaguars owner Shad Khan prefers to retain HC Doug Marrone and GM Dave Caldwell for the 2010 season
  • Sources have indicated to Schefter that Khan and others throughout the organization believe Marrone and Caldwell have shown they are capable of doing their jobs
  • Beyond that, Khan is reportedly optimistic Marrone and Caldwell will be able to operate effectively and successfully after the team fired Tom Coughlin last week. According to Schefter, Coughlin and Marrone rarely spoke since October and both had their own ideas about the way the organization should be run
  • Marrone reportedly has the support of some key players.


  • According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, while things have cooled between the Jets and S Jamal Adams, there’s still enough potential for the situation to turn explosive if New York doesn’t want to make Adams the NFL’s highest-paid safety. 


  • ESPN’s Mike Reiss says a decision regarding discipline for the Patriots from the illegal videotaping situation could come soon, as numerous interviews with New England staffers were recently held.
  • Mike Florio, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, confirms that NFL investigators interviewed members of the Patriots organization last week.
  • Florio adds that the investigators also collected devices from certain individuals in order to determine whether there was a connection between the team’s video crew and the football operations department.
  • One source tells Florio there’s a sense that investigators want to make this connection, but they’re showing frustration when unable to tie the video crew to the football employees.
  • Unless the NFL is able to prove the connection between the two departments, Florio says the Patriots’ penalty should be minimal.

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