The Jaguars offense has not impressed too many people recently and their performance at practice on Tuesday left one veteran member of the unit upset enough to air his grievances with his teammates after the session.
Tight end Marcedes Lewis related the message he sent to his teammates to the media. Lewis said the offense had to stop making excuses, “pay attention to the details, take constructive criticism and continue to get better,” something he feels they failed to do on Tuesday.
“We’ve been building and getting better since April and we came out today and didn’t get better, plain and simple,” Lewis said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “That wasn’t good enough. That’s not acceptable. In years past, it may have been acceptable and we may have come into the locker room without even mentioning what happened. But mediocrity can’t be accepted.”
That last message is a hard one to disagree with, even if it remains difficult to see the Jaguars offense rising too much beyond that level in 2012. One Jaguars assistant coach told O’Halloran he loved that Lewis stepped up to lecture the offense on a day that saw Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne combine to go 9-of-18 on their throws during team drills, but those numbers underscore the difficult task ahead of those trying to build a better offense in Jacksonville.