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Cecil Shorts calls his lack of targets “dumb”

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Wide receiver Cecil Shorts had two catches for 20 yards as the Jaguars fell to 1-9 against the Cardinals on Sunday and he wasn’t happy about the way the Jaguars used him after the game.

With Justin Blackmon suspended and the Jaguars lacking other threats in the passing game, Shorts believed that quarterback Chad Henne should have thrown more passes in his direction and his comments make it sound as if this isn’t the first time he’s felt this way.

“I’m not holding my tongue anymore. To have one target until seven minutes left in the game, that’s f—— dumb. That’s dumb, period,” Shorts said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “I have to say something and sit down with them because it’s getting ridiculous in my opinion.”

Shorts didn’t elaborate on whether he was going to say something to Henne or the team’s coaches, saying that he’d said enough already when asked about where the problem originated. Shorts was covered by Patrick Peterson on Sunday, which is a difficult matchup albeit one the Jaguars didn’t seem overly motivated to work around in order to get the ball into Shorts’ hands.

Shorts didn’t back down from anything on Monday, which suggests they’ll be some conversations about the Jaguars offense this week. We’ll see what impact they have against the Texans next weekend.

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20 Responses to “Cecil Shorts calls his lack of targets “dumb””
  1. joetoronto says: Nov 18, 2013 12:21 PM

    I’m sure other teams will be knocking the door down to get you.

    Once the Jags release you.

    Idiot.

  2. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 18, 2013 12:22 PM

    It’s because you have hands of concrete, Cecil the Third. You’re the king of the ball coming off your hands, up in the air and returned for six. If Gene Smith didn’t have a penchant for Division III players, you wouldn’t have been drafted. Stop dropping balls (and F-bombs during interviews, please) and you may see the QB trust you more.

    Sincerely,

    Fans that tire from watching QBs chase DBs with your tipped ball.

  3. beardinals says: Nov 18, 2013 12:24 PM

    He should have gotten more targets. That way PP could have had a few picks on the day.

  4. cursedvikings1998 says: Nov 18, 2013 12:29 PM

    Okay everyone, you know what to do. Put Cecil Shorts in your fantasy lineup pronto. The squeaky wheel gets the grease!

  5. nfl4days says: Nov 18, 2013 12:29 PM

    Or maybe patrick peterson had you locked down. You’re not exactly Calvin Johnson, AJ green, or even Dez Bryant. No QB is going to force a ball to you with the hope of making a play while you’re covered by a top 3 CB. Stupid comment.

  6. whoisedgy says: Nov 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    Who is Cecil Shorts?

  7. patsfan22 says: Nov 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    Maybe the reason he isn’t getting targeted is because he’s actually pants.

  8. onebucplace says: Nov 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    No one wants to throw to someone wearing that horridly ugly helmet.

  9. zoxitic says: Nov 18, 2013 12:38 PM

    “….and he wasn’t happy about the way the Jaguars used him after the game.”

    How did the Jaguars use him after the game?

  10. r8rsfan says: Nov 18, 2013 12:47 PM

    Check your shorts, Cecil.

  11. theauger says: Nov 18, 2013 12:48 PM

    I have never seen a team that throws as many WR screens as the Jags did in the game against AZ. You mean to tell me you couldn’t get the ball to Shorts on some of those screens instead of Ace Sanders & Kerry Taylor? PP had him on lockdown but it seems to me that the Jags didn’t even try to get their #1 WR the ball.

  12. kscogg says: Nov 18, 2013 12:49 PM

    I have a theory. If you can’t get the ball in Jax, you prolly won’t get it anywhere else.

  13. Patskrieg dot com says: Nov 18, 2013 1:00 PM

    It wasn’t a great morale move, but he’s not wrong by any stretch. Shorts was their best option without Blackmon and has produced consistently given the opportunity. Get the ball to your playmakers. It’s as simple as that.

    And the “who is Cecil Shorts?” commenters should watch a game once in a while. He’s the 10th most targeted WR in the league.

  14. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 18, 2013 1:12 PM

    Shorts doesn’t think he’ll be taken seriously as a wide receiver unless he can throw a diva tantrum.

    In future he would prefer to be addressed as “Seh-sill Shorts the Third”, rather than “Seee-sill”, which is rather common and lowbrow. “Sehh-sill”, remember that.

  15. eatitfanboy says: Nov 18, 2013 1:32 PM

    Patskrieg dot com says:
    Nov 18, 2013 1:00 PM
    It wasn’t a great morale move, but he’s not wrong by any stretch. Shorts was their best option without Blackmon and has produced consistently given the opportunity. Get the ball to your playmakers. It’s as simple as that.

    And the “who is Cecil Shorts?” commenters should watch a game once in a while. He’s the 10th most targeted WR in the league.

    So the 10th most targeted receiver in the NFL has one game where he’s not targeted enough and he runs to the media with an expletive laced rant? Sounds like a real high character guy.

  16. raideralex99 says: Nov 18, 2013 1:35 PM

    It’s a team sport Cecil. You take the best matchup and guess what … you lost.

  17. thatstinks says: Nov 18, 2013 1:44 PM

    He’s dead on right . CSIII put up 150 on Richard Sherman after he held Boldin with out a catch . Shorts is the Jags best offensive weapon . Silly using him as a decoy when you have no respect on O .

  18. granadafan says: Nov 18, 2013 1:45 PM

    And the award for the Most Selfish Player of the Week goes to….

  19. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 18, 2013 1:57 PM

    Gus Bradley when Cec comes storming into this office. “Cecil, I hear your shorts are in a knot?”.

  20. ravenswhat says: Nov 18, 2013 2:49 PM

    Yeah, josh Morgan did the same in DC. When these players speak out, the plantation owners errr team management don’t take kindly to that. It’s sad.

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