Del Rio Defends Call For Late Field Goal In Loss

The Jaguars Head Coach Said That He Felt Strong About His Defense Stopping Pittsburgh And Giving His Offense Another Shot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has no regrets about kicking a field goal while trailing by 10 points late at Pittsburgh.

The Jaguars trailed 17-10 with 4:22 remaining when Del Rio called for a 45-yard field goal instead of trying to convert a fourth-and-6 play.

The decision drew strong criticism. Former All-Pro defensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp wrote on his Twitter page that Del Rio "Should Be Fired. Kicking a FG Down 17-10! (hash)Idiot."

The Jaguars (1-5) made the field goal and got the ball back with a minute left, but failed to mount a threat and lost 17-13. Jacksonville has its first five-game losing streak in a decade and has matched the worst start in franchise history - new lows under Del Rio.

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