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Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone: Sunday, October 25, 2020

(On going for fourth-and-two with the lead on Jacksonville's side of the field) "I just wanted to be aggressive. I wanted to try to go up by two scores. I thought that was going to give us the best opportunity to win. I was going to give the ball to [RB] James [Robinson]. We didn't execute well up front and that's on all of us - on both plays."

(On if today was a reflection of the team showing flashes, but flashes not equaling wins) "We start the game, and I think we have four three-and-outs. We get down, then we come back. It's not my philosophy to go for two that early in the game, but I felt with the flow of the game, the way it was going, I wanted to make sure that I did that. Same thing with the third and fourth downs, it's not necessarily something that I've done in the past - I think you guys realized that - but I am trying to get this team a score. I'm trying to get them going when we have a little bit of momentum. I think those are critical at that time. You have to be right on it, focused. You have to execute. At the end of the day, on three out of those four plays, we didn't execute. That's on all of us, and it starts with me. That, to me, is what I'm disappointed in."

(On WR Dede Westbrook's injury and if he considered benching QB Gardner Minshew II at any point) "The first one, it seems to be pretty significant. You know that I don't know. We don't have the rest of it, you know the final stuff, so I'm sure I'll have that for you on Tuesday. No, I wasn't thinking about that."

(On how confident he is on being the head coach following the Jaguars' upcoming bye week) "I think that any time you're losing like this and you're not performing well on Sundays, I think it's na"fve. It can happen. I just work and do the best job I can for the coaches and players. I know those questions come, and you guys know me, I understand that. That's just what this game is - work as hard as you possibly can, and at the end of the day, you have to hold your head up high knowing that you did everything you possibly could to try to win games, while at the same time, know that you did your best for the coaches and the players."

(On if he had approached the game with a more aggressive game plan than normal) "I was thinking about it. I was saying that when I was coming in, about being more aggressive. Like I've said before, I have a pretty decent track record. I just kind of switched it up. I wanted to try to do something to get the team to spark. I wanted to try to get up by two scores, and we weren't able to execute. I felt good about the play and I felt good about who was handling the play. When it doesn't get run well, it's easy to point to one person, but like I told everyone in that locker room, that's on all of us. We've got to take advantage of those situations, those game-changing situations. When you're not able to do that, it's going to be tough."

(On the frustration level of his players) "It's always hard for me to tell right now, when you're talking about how someone else feels. I can tell you this, we all feel bad. The one thing you know, that's out there on the field, is that they are playing as hard as they can. We're just not making the plays we need to make. That's on all of us. That starts with me."

(On the defense's inability to stop Chargers QB Justin Herbert's rushing today) "I think missed tackles are the first thing you look at. I think we missed some tackles today, obviously. That was out there on the field. We had a stunt called and then all of a sudden you can't get there. He runs up and runs out of the pocket. I give him a lot of credit. We knew, going in, that for a big guy, he's really fast. He did a good job of keeping plays going. He did a good job of running at critical times and really making some big plays. He's got some good people. In man-coverage, he went to [WR Keenan] Allen. We saw that during the game. I thought we were going a good job when we had those few three-and-outs. We were switching up the coverages on them, switching up the pressures. We came out with an all-out pressure, he back pedaled and made a great throw. He's proven that he belongs and I have a lot of respect for the kid."

(On LB Quincy Williams making plays today) "I saw a couple. It's hard, after a game, to look at the individual things - unless they're something in the stat category - that you can point to. But, he got out there, and that type of experience will help him."

(On RB James Robinson potentially being the team's feature back) "I don't want anyone to take anything away from him, take one of the aspects away from him. I think that he has really done a great job. The plays he makes and the things he does, it's not like a rookie. The effort that he plays with, you probably don't get as good of a feel for it watching the game on TV, compared to on the sideline, of how hard he plays. I thought that play where he scored on the pass, where he was able to take that ball and get it on the pylon, for a young running back, he is a guy that plays like a veteran. He really does. When the opportunity presents itself, you like to be balanced. I think that helps everyone. I think it helps our team with moving the football. If you look at how many touches he has, and I know that sometimes we haven't given him the ball enough, he is getting enough touches. Could he get more? Yeah. Whether you want to call it 'featured' or something like that, I don't really like labeling players like that."

(On if he feels like he is starting to lose some of the guys on the team) "That's a question for them. I think that if you look at all of us, I think that there is a level of disappointment when you're not being able to make plays and do all of that. Don't mistake the effort on the field for the body language on the sideline. I think it's tough. You get those questions when you play the way that we're playing or if you're in the situation that we're in, because if you're laughing and joking on the sideline, you get ripped the other way. If you don't show that you're disappointed, then you really don't care. I think it's really tough when you start talking about the human emotion of what's going on. I think it's good to just watch how they play on the field. I just spoke to them, obviously. I felt like I had a good talk with them. I think it's hard after a game to not feel upset when you've worked so hard and you've put everything into it."

(On the defense's performance prior to Herbert's 70-yard touchdown pass to Chargers WR Jalen Guyton) "Those guys gave a strong effort. You guys know. You guys are watching the same thing that we're watching on the sideline. Those guys are playing with everything that they have. At times, we might not be in the right position. We know that at time's we're going to get beat by a player that has better leverage on us, or whatever it may be. Make no mistake about it, I think that some of those penalties that you saw on the back end, it's just that we're trying to run with those guys. At times, we don't have the favorable matchups that we need. I want to make sure that I'm clear - I have zero issue with anyone that goes onto that field because of the way that they play and the way that they try. Like I said before, you talk about frustration and disappointment, I look to myself. I have to find a way to try to get this team - coaches, everybody over the top - to keep plugging away. We're not going to try to put up fence or a wall. We're going to look at this stuff and take a good look at things. I don't know if I'm going to have a lot of questions that I'll be able to answer on Wednesday because we have the whole week, but like I told them, we have to put this behind us, we have to learn from it and we have to take a different mentality and a different step going into this next phase after the bye week. That's what I told the players after the game."