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Greg Olson firing reconfirms the dangers of taking things at face value

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 30: Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (L), #7 Chad Henne, and Assistant coach Greg Olson talk during a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at EverBank Field on August 30, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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On Friday, I had entered the right church. But I was kneeling in the wrong pew.

Skeptical about the claim of Jaguars owner Shad Khan that he wouldn’t be making a coaching change after an embarrassing Thursday night loss at Tennessee, I failed to apply the proper amount (or as the case may be any) skepticism to the post-game claim from Jaguars coach Gus Bradley that he wouldn’t be making any changes to his staff.

Two days later he did, proving that in those moments immediately after a game, the only acceptable answer to questions about potential changes is to deny, deny, and deny.

It’s still unclear how the firing of offensive coordinator Greg Olson and the promotion of quarterbacks coach Nathaniel Hackett will make things any better, given that Hackett works directly with quarterback Blake Bortles, who has regressed in his third NFL season.

The firing of Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman and the promotion of Anthony Lynn sparked a four-game winning streak; the Ravens, in contrast, are 0-2 since Marty Mornhinwheg took over for Marc Trestman. The Jaguars’ change apparently will be the tiebreaker.

It’s unclear whether Khan will change head coaches later in the season. However, with the bye week and now the post-Thursday mini-bye gone, an in-season change over the balance of the season would leave only seven days for the interim head coach to prepare for his first game.

Meanwhile, it’s entirely possible that no coach will be fired during the 2016 season. Which of course now that I’ve said means it definitely will happen.