Tom Coughlin had seen enough.
The Jaguars director of football operations had strong words for running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon after Jacksonville lost 20-3 to the Texans in Houston on Sunday.
Fournette, who was inactive because of foot and ankle injuries, and Yeldon were caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and chatting while the offense had the ball. They were clearly disengaged with teammates and coaches.
“I am disappointed in the behavior today from T.J. Yeldon and Leonard Fournette,” Coughlin said. “They were disrespectful, selfish and their behavior was unbecoming that of a professional football player.”
The defeat dropped the Jaguars to 5-11 at the year after the reaching the AFC championship game last season. Jaguars owner Shad Khan issued a statement urging Coughlin, to retain coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell — even though the team finished in last place.
“We get judged on wins and losses,” Marrone said. “Obviously, this year, I didn’t do a good job. Period. I’m never going to step away from that. I’m happy with the faith because I do believe I will get this right.”