JACKSONVILLE – Roy Robertson-Harris likes what he sees.
There are good signs for the Jaguars overall. And good signs for the defense. There are good signs about Head Coach Doug Pederson, too.
"This is a fun team to be a part of," Robertson-Harris said. "There's nowhere else I'd rather be right now."
Robertson-Harris, a seventh-year defensive end who signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in March 2021, joined senior writer John Oehser for the Week 3 2022 O-Zone Podcast. He discussed multiple topics – including Pederson, defensive line coach Brentson Buckner and beginning his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2016.
"I love that I can be an example for guys undrafted," he said. "Every single day you have to work. That's it. When you're undrafted, you just have to come in every day. You can't think about yesterday or tomorrow. You have to be where your feet are.
"I'm blessed. I didn't think I was going to make it this far when I first came in. I keep God first and just keep working. You can't relax. You can never be too comfortable. I signed a contract last year, but it's a revolving door in this league. You have come to work every single day."
Of a shutout victory over the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday, he added: "We're setting a standard. We expect to play like that every week. We did have a good game against Indy, but that's put to bed and we're moving on."
Robertson-Harris – a starter in 15 of 16 games since joining the Jaguars – also discussed just what it is that he likes about the Jaguars (1-1) as they prepare to play the Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
"The culture, the locker room, is great," Robertson-Harris said. "Everybody's coming together. Everybody's doing what's necessary to win. Being an older guy, I like to set the example and go out there and play. I don't really like to talk much. But a lot of guys are just happy to be here and happy to play ball. We're just working each week to get a 'W.' That's all it is … little things, every single day.
"It's fun right now. It's fun to be playing Jags football."
To hear the entire O-Zone Podcast with Robertson-Harris, click HERE.