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Jaguars Defensive Coordinator Todd Wash: Thursday, October 15, 2020

(On whether they had an eye on CB Sidney Jones IV before the 2017 NFL Draft) "You know, I'm sure we did. Looking back at that class, I'd have to obviously go through my notes. I can't remember what happened yesterday, to be honest with you. But one thing we've noticed when he's here, since day one, like you said, he has the ability to really transition in off coverage. You've seen the success that he had last week and a lot of that was in off coverage and I still think his strength is up in press. So, we're very excited [about] how he played last week and I think he's encouraged for how he played. You'll see a lot of him, obviously, this week. And hopefully he's going to have the same type of success this week. We've got a good group of wideouts we've got to defend."

(On whether he was immediately on the Jaguars' radar when CB Sidney Jones IV was waived from the Eagles in September) "Yeah, you give credit to our pro personnel staff. They keep contracts and all that with teams and that kind of stuff. What they could see, that [spot] could open up. He was on the list early on, so we took a look at him. Obviously as a coaching staff, [we] like what we've seen. [He] fits in to what we do and, like I said, he played a heck of a game last week."

(On the development of DE/LB K'Lavon Chaisson) "I think a lot of it is we've got to continue to work a lot of one-on-one stuff. Being in pads once a week, that really kind of eliminates the ability to be really aggressive and work some of the moves that you want to work in practice and stuff. But for us, I think it's a lot of it, we've got to continue to drill it—other than just one or two days a week. It's definitely a priority for us to be able to continue to work and develop him. At the same time, you don't want him to feel all that pressure. If he's going out there and really trying to pressure himself to make plays and stuff like that, that's usually when you don't make plays. So, he's got to go out there, have a plan, execute that plan and stay with the plan. That's the biggest thing as we're really talking to him about this week and then, obviously, today in pads, hopefully we'll see him execute that plan when we're down there working versus the offensive line."

(On facing veteran Lions RB Adrian Peterson) "Yeah, you know, when we flipped the tape on Monday afternoon, I was like, 'Damn, he's still running like he did when he was 22 years old.' He still has his unbelievable jump cut. I think it was nine years ago, we played him in Seattle and I think he's still running somewhere in Mexico. He has the ability to make people miss and he runs extremely, extremely hard. And you see him play behind his pads; it's going to be very important. He really likes to be able to get the ball to bounce, so I think our guys on the perimeter and the edges have to be able to tackle well. But it's a credit to him, how he has taken care of his body through all the years and the pounding that he's taken; you've got to give a lot of credit to him. There's a lot of respect for him in our building and obviously from us as a coaching staff."

(On the 44-yard touchdown pass to Texans TE Darren Fells last week and the lack of communication there) "We didn't recognize the deep over—as a hook player. We've seen it a couple times, obviously, during the season. We missed one with the SAM linebacker earlier in the year and then we missed one with the WILL linebacker during the game. We've got to be able to take a peek and play that hook issue. [That's] what happened in the game; there was no communication there. We were playing our normal three-deeps and hook issue."

(On the depth at linebacker and the reasoning behind yesterday's trade for LB Kamalei Correa) "You know, I think if we can continue to increase and get good players on our roster, I think as an organization, that's what you try to do on a daily basis. And it was a situation, obviously, where he became available and we were in the—not in the need—but we wanted to be able to continue to upgrade this roster and I think KC [Kamalei Correa] does that for us. So, it's going to be—he's got some rush ability, he can play on the line of scrimmage like a Sam linebacker, he's very intelligent. I do remember him a couple 4 or 5 years ago when he came out and we had a lot of respect for him then and we do now. So, it's going to really be nice to be able to get our hands on him and work with him and get him better in our system."

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