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AFC South Q&A: How does rest of division view Jaguars coach Gus Bradley?

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Today's question: Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is 12-36 in his three seasons, and 24 of those losses have been by double digits. However, six of his victories have come against AFC South opponents. So how do the rest of the teams in the division view Bradley?

Tania Ganguli, Houston Texans reporter: He's respected within the organization, but the Texans have essentially had their way with Bradley's defenses in the Bill O'Brien era. Famously, losing to Bradley's Jaguars in 2013 is what got former Texans coach Gary Kubiak fired. But at that point in the season the Texans were in such a tailspin (it was their ninth consecutive loss), it's hard to draw any conclusions. Since then, O'Brien's Texans have beat the Jaguars 27-13, 23-17, 31-20 and 30-6. Despite all their offensive problems, they've found success against Bradley's defenses. It's part of what propped up Brian Hoyer's numbers during the season.

Paul Kuharsky, Tennessee Titans reporter: I think the Titans respect the difficult job Bradley took on when he arrived. The guy he replaced, Mike Mularkey, is now the Titans' head coach. Among the difficult circumstances Mularkey talks about from his previous chances as a head coach was the 2012 season at the helm of the Jaguars. It was a disastrous year that produced a 2-14 record and the second pick in the draft that became left tackle Luke Joeckel, who isn't a lock to stay the starter with Kelvin Beachum now also on the roster. If any outsider can appreciate how far the Jaguars have had to climb to get in position to compete again, it's Mularkey, who inherited a bad roster (and did little with it). Jacksonville may have been a pushover for some competition in recent years. Bradley has coached the Jaguars to 12 wins in three seasons, and a quarter of them have come over the Titans. How could they not hold him in high regard?

Mike Wells, Indianapolis Colts reporter: Bradley has done an exceptional job with the Jaguars. It's good to see that the front office is showing patience to allow Bradley and his staff to put their stamp on the team. Teams way too often have a short leash and don't allow the coach time to have success. Just like with Blake Bortles, this is a big year for Bradley. The Jags are a lot of people's pick to make the playoffs after what has been an incredible offseason on paper. But we all know games aren't won on paper. The last thing they want to be is last year's version of the Colts -- a lot of hype in the offseason only to flop once the regular season starts.