Jaguars Mike Mularkey not ruling out NFL playoffs

Andy King - Getty Images

Coach Mike Mularkey is not giving up hope on a playoff birth for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Despite their 1-4 start, the Jaguars are still in contention for the playoffs, said coach Mike Mularkey. The coach's optimism was met by incredulity from the media, but Mularkey is quick to remind skeptics of the 2004 Bills season.

With Mike Mularkey as the head coach, Buffalo began that year 1-4, and certainly looked to be out of the playoff hunt. The team then got hot -- winning six in a row at one point -- and finished at 9-7, just outside the playoffs. But the Bills were still in contention in Week 17 that season. Mularkey said,

"I want to see how our guys are responding in the good times and not-so-good times...I go in the locker room, and I talked to every player yesterday after the game...It could have been doom and gloom. I felt good about it after I talked to every player on this roster after this game."

Still, it's hard to be overly optimistic about the Jaguars, who have been outscored 65-138 so far this season.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.