Doug Marrone - Monday, October 1, 2018

(On Leonard Fournette's status) "It's probably going back to when he first hurt it. I don't know how long it will be. We'll take it day-by-day."

(On how he would classify Fournette's injury) "It's the same thing. There's a thing that is pulling at it. It is legit, there's something there. We just have to do everything we can to get that out, whatever that thing is that feels like it catches. That's all I know, I don't know the doctor-talk about it. I'm trying to give you the layman's talk. He has this thing that feels like it catches. He's not able open up."

(On the course of action for Fournette) "Yes, we'll try to do something better on the [preliminary], to do a little bit more of the preliminary stuff that is game-related."

(On if the injury worsened after going back in) "I don't think so. I don't know. You would have to ask him. I didn't ask that question."

(On the amount of games he believes Fournette will miss) "I don't know, I really don't know. If I knew exactly what the deal was and I could tell you [Fournette will miss] three, six, ten [games] or IR or whatever, I would. I just don't know. Those injuries are tough. We talk about it by position, by player and we have talked about it every other way. I thought he was looking good. You guys were out there. You saw him working. It's different when you're playing in a game. The game is different."

(On if a personnel move must be made due to the uncertainty of Fournette's status) "We'll talk about it. We have Brandon [Wilds] with us who is up on the roster. It's not like we have to make a roster move or anything. I'm sure, just like every position, if we could ever upgrade it and bring people in then we will."

(On Brandon Linder's status and the play of Tyler Shatley in Linder's relief) "I'm sure Shatley would like to have some plays back, like anyone that would be in there. We always have a lot of confidence in Shatley. Brandon will have his normal day off on Wednesday and we'll see how he feels on Thursday."

(On if IR is a possibility for Fournette) "No, don't look into that. I was just saying in terms of [specifics of missed time]."

(On the success of the team's underneath routes) "We were looking to clear out a zone and put someone in the zone. I don't think it's anything crazy."

(On if he is surprised at the amount of attention paid to his choice to go for a two-point conversion) "Yeah. You guys know me. There was the personal foul. That happened before the two-minute warning. On the headset we were talking about if we get the first down, then we'll just take a knee. Then they throw the personal foul and that automatically stops the clock. There is one way to not stop it. I called the official over, which is on tape, and everyone thought I was mad about the personal foul. What I wanted him to do was say that the personal foul stops the clock. Let the clock run down because I'm just going to take a knee and the game is over. You have the ability to do that if you feel that it was a blatant personal foul to stop the clock. [The referee] said he would take it under consideration for the next time. I'm like, 'Oh shit, we have to run plays.' Prior to that, we had the three turnovers, obviously everyone knows about that. Prior to that we always say if we score then we go for one. If the other team scores they are going to go for one or two. That's constant conversation so we are prepared to do it. We said if we scored [the lead] would be 19. This is way before [our final drive] and we said we are going to go for two. When we scored, it was just natural to go for two. What pisses me off, honestly, people that do know me, do know how much I respect the game and I have a ton for Coach [Todd] Bowles and [Jets General Manager] Mike Maccagnan is one of my good friends. Whatever happened in the past is the past and has nothing to do the people or the game themselves who are on the field. For me, that is exactly what happened. Right, wrong or indifferent, and I would never do anything like that. I wouldn't because I respect the game too much. It has nothing to do with any of the other crap that people bring up."

(On why he didn't go for the extra point on the team's last touchdown) "When you change and you go upstairs, and we have all that stuff, it's just what we normally always have done. It never even came, we said 2. We're going for 2. That was it, to get to 21. Hey, are the odds of winning the game? Yeah, I could understand that. If I had to do it all over and knew this was going to happen, yeah, I wish someone would have said something because the one thing I don't want to do is get my character attacked, which has happened in the past and happens again."

(On how comfortable he feels about T.J. Yeldon's health) "I have concerns."

(On the best part about Blake Bortles' performance) "He had a good game. It takes a lot for that position to play well. The line has to be able to protect and block. Guys are going to have to run routes and get open, running fast, clear things out, catch. He had to be able deliver the ball. He's done a good job of that."

(On what allows T.J. Yeldon to be a threat in the receiving game) "T.J. was a high draft pick. He's as good as any running back, in my opinion. T.J. is like a starter. When Leonard [Fournette] is healthy and T.J. is healthy, we have two guys that can carry the load and do everything. T.J. has always been a very good back. He runs well, has good hands. Good protector. He does a lot of things well. We expect him to be that way."

(On if Leonard Fournette had too many carries during the game's first two drives) "Never thought it. I said this before. When people say that they're ready, we treat them like they're ready to go."

(On the nature of Brandon Linder's injury) "Spasms, I think."

(On if the game's score played a role in ruling Fournette and Linder out in the second half) "No, I don't usually do that."

(On Josh Lambo's season so far) "Like I said, when people say what did you expect, I think we put guys out there. I always expect them to do what they're supposed to do. I think that Josh has done a good job. He works extremely hard. Good communicator. Like I said before, I have no issues. I trust him. I thought he did a really good job on kickoffs with his direction. Sometimes those things get overlooked. He's been really good for us in PATs and field goals."

(On the coaching staff's performance on Sunday) "We all take the blame and it starts with me first. I don't know if we talk about bounce-back and things like that, but there is definitely talk about, we talked about it last week, about how do you, people always bring up last year. Last year, we were able to bounce back after a loss. I think that the players did a good job during the week. We had a good plan. We went out there and we worked hard. We went there on the field and earned the win. I think that's what you have to do. It's a good sign. Is there going to be adversity during the season again? Absolutely. When is it going to come? We don't know. We have to be able to handle it."

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