JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fred Taylor has discovered an interesting good luck charm for his next trip to Las Vegas: Jack Del Rio.
"I'm definitely taking him with me this offseason to Vegas," the Jacksonville Jaguars running back said of his coach. "After what we've done this season, oh yeah."
In NFL terms, Del Rio and the Jaguars have basically hit the number in roulette three straight times this season. As a result, the team went 11-5 and is considered the strongest dark horse among the four wild-card teams. Visiting Jacksonville was a two-point favorite for Saturday's AFC wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in one betting line, interesting odds even though the Jaguars won their earlier this season and beat the Steelers last season.
Here's the trifecta that helped them reach the postseason:
• In the offseason, Del Rio fired offensive coordinator Carl Smith, who had 19 years of NFL experience. Del Rio replaced Smith with Dirk Koetter, a guy who had never coached in the NFL.
• DelRead More »from Jags roll the dice