Doug Marrone - Monday, September 10, 2018

(On Leonard Fournette's status) "I talked to [the doctors] and they said it was a minor hamstring injury. We are going to treat it during the week. We have a lot of time and we will see where it is. You guys saw him in the locker room walking around." 

(On Leon Jacobs' status) "We are being protective with that. We expect him to be out there Wednesday practicing." 

(On if the injury limited Jacobs' reps on Sunday) "No." 

(On Fournette's hamstring diagnosis) "When I talked to Leonard, he said he had it before in high school, I think he said. I think when you have something before and it feels the same way, you know how to deal with it." 

(On Fournette's availability for practice) "I think a lot depends on how he is. If he is ready to go, we will ease him back in there. We will see how he feels. I think a lot of it depends on that." 

(On if Brandon Wilds will be called up if Fournette isn't able to play) "I don't think we are at that point yet." 

(On if the team has to be overly cautious with Fournette due to it being a hamstring injury) "You have to talk to the doctor about that. I have no idea." 

(On the balance of listening to the player and the doctors about an injury) "Obviously, I listen to both, but if the doctor clears the player, then I listen to the player. If the doctor doesn't clear the player, then I don't even address it with the player." 

(On the team's pending roster decision with Dante Fowler Jr.) "We have discussed it and we will probably come out with it when we have to tomorrow at four o'clock." 

(On the play of Lerentee McCray) "[He played] very well. I thought he had a good game. Both areas: special teams and playing [on defense]. That is a benefit for us." 

(On the effort of Marcell Dareus) "My wife said the same thing. She said, 'Man, I saw Marcell.' Obviously, I have a little bit of a longer history with Marcell. I think that is the player he can be. That is the player I know. He can make plays sideline to sideline. He ran 50 yards going to his right and then he ran 50 yards going to the left trying to get those plays. The effort was there and I thought all the guys inside – him, Malik [Jackson], Abe [Abry Jones], Calais [Campbell] -- I think all of those guys did a very good job." 

(On Dareus benefitting from spending the offseason program with the team) "You would have to ask him, but I think he is settled. I don't want to speak for him, but I am sure he feels comfortable. I know I am comfortable around him. 

(On addressing the penalties with the team) "We have to do a better job. You are not going to win many games with the penalties that we had and the yardage that we had. I told the team today that you have a 39 percent chance of winning when you have over 100 yards in penalties." 

(On deciphering between smart, aggressive penalties and mistakes that result in penalties) "I try not to get into that with the players. I don't know what is a good penalty. I guess if you know the outcome of the play, maybe you could say it is good, but you don't know." 

(On the play of Andrew Norwell) "I thought it showed a little bit that he missed training camp. I think he will just get better. I think he will tell you the same thing." 

(On Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook) "Dede was inside and did a nice job. Keelan made a big play for us and had a couple nice ones. Dede made back to back plays, which was a good. That is always encouraging." 

(On if the defense played a lot of zone to take away chunk plays) "We just tried to keep everything in front of us. Each week it can change, but you are talking about a team that has a two-time winning Super Bowl quarterback, a tight end that can run faster than most receivers, a top wide receiver and the other guy, like I said before, you cannot sleep on him. He's a heck of a player, [Sterling] Shepard. Skill-wise, those guys are pretty darn good." 

(On if the offense became conservative after Fournette went down) "I don't know if that was the way we felt. It might have been the way it looked, but each team that we play against specifically, as the week progresses, we are talking about how we are going to play them and what we are going to do. I think you have to be able to adjust, depending on what goes on in the game." 

(On if Tom Coughlin said anything to him after the game) "No. Coach is the same all the time. He really is. You guys know him. He is the same all the time." 

(On the discipline of Tashaun Gipson on fourth and two) "I think it is doing your job. That is where he should be and be able to make a play." 

(On if that play is one where it is easy to get sucked in and be out of position) "You could ask him. Not in my opinion." 

(On his message to the offense this week) "For me, when talking to the offense, the second half penalties hurt us. That is on paper. The other thing was that it goes back to third down. We were 60 percent in the first half, three out of five. Then, in the second half, we were one out of eight. Penalties attributed to that. It is something we spend a lot of time on and something that I talked to the team about and something that obviously we need to spend more time when that second half comes -- doing a better job on third down specifically." 

(On Myles Jack's communication) "That is no problem. I think it's one of those things that if you don't have a problem during the preseason or during practice because you practice that all the time. It is easy to see in practice. When the game comes, it is not a problem at all. It is different than if it was something that was different. With us coaches, we have the headsets during the preseason and maybe one scrimmage. That stuff we are constantly trying to adjust and the communication and making sure it is right." 

(On what he would like to see out on Bortles' interception) "I would like to see a lot of things. There are a lot of different ways you could go about that. [The] ball, the decision with which way to go with it, throwing it deeper. There are so many things. You don't want to see a turnover. We were fortunate that we were able to get one back and score on one and we got the one at the end of the game." 

(On if the players are looking forward to facing the Patriots again) "I can't read their minds, but for me, like I told them, we are in the first quarter and this is the second game of the first quarter and it is an AFC opponent. It is our home opener. We are more excited about playing in front of our fans and playing at home." 

(On if last year's game against the Patriots will enter into anyone's mind) "No, we are different. We have different guys playing, different chemistry, different everything. I say that every year. People always want to take you back, but you can't."

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