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Marqise Lee fitting in with Jaguars

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The transition from college to the NFL can be a difficult experience for some players to adjust to. Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee was fully expecting some difficulty stepping into a new locker room.

Instead, the change has gone much smoother than anticipated.

According to Ken Hornack of FOX Sports Florida, Lee’s initial apprehension of being a rookie entering the professional game was quickly alleviated after joining the Jaguars.

“You hear a lot on the outside,” Lee said. “But coming here, this is great. I’ve had an opportunity to be with these guys, and having them sit down with me and spend extra time going over plays and things like that, it shows how much leadership they have and how much of a family this team is. I appreciate it.”

Head coach Gus Bradley has adopted much of the energetic, familial style of Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll in his vision for running the Jaguars. That feel helped Lee feel comfortable right away in Jacksonville.

“When I got here, everybody was socializing,” he said. “Everybody was trying to help. Even the defensive players came down.”

Lee exploded for 118 catches for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore at USC. The Jaguars are hoping Lee and fellow draftee Allen Robinson can help boost an offense that sputtered frequently in 2013. If Lee can come close to returning to the form he had two years ago at USC, the Jaguars offense could be much improved this season.

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10 Responses to “Marqise Lee fitting in with Jaguars”
  1. jaxasc84 says: Jul 4, 2014 2:37 AM

    Jacksonville has quickly moved from an organization guys were hesitant to play for to a team guys hope to play for. The players have clearly bought in to what Gus Bradley is trying to accomplish.

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Jul 4, 2014 3:11 AM

    He sucks?

  3. cylondetector says: Jul 4, 2014 4:32 AM

    Luckily for the Marquise Lee the Jaguars are the closest approximation the NFL has to a college team.

  4. drunkwino says: Jul 4, 2014 5:17 AM

    “Marqise Lee fitting in with Jaguars”
    ————–
    Is that good news or bad news?

  5. richmondbolt says: Jul 4, 2014 7:13 AM

    Jags are going to be good soon. Just not this year.

  6. gobills21 says: Jul 4, 2014 7:45 AM

    Fight on marquise!!

  7. mz1394 says: Jul 4, 2014 8:26 AM

    Lee>Watkins Robinson >Watkins #noringsmafia

  8. russellwestbrooksucks says: Jul 4, 2014 8:56 AM

    45 catches 650 yards would be a good rookie season considering the QB situation and Lee stays in the trainer room with some type of injury. I hope he can at least play 13 games.

  9. fordmandalay says: Jul 4, 2014 9:39 AM

    This poor guy can’t get a break – first he got Matt Barkley in Matt’s stinks senior year, then the anonymous scrub QBs in his senior year at USC, now he gets the journeymen fourth-stringers throwing lobs in his general direction at Jacksonville. If he ever gets hooked up with a decent QB, he’ll light up the league.

  10. ncphinsfan says: Jul 4, 2014 11:02 AM

    Marquise Lee will be a good one. Even the Jags fans know they need a decent QB to turn the corner. The sooner they get Bortles on the field, the better. He will makes mistakes and will taking a beating, but the franchise will learn if he is their man and he will learn from the experience. This team has talent and will prove it soon.

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