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Jaguars Quarterback Gardner Minshew II: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

(On how many attempts he feels comfortable with per game) "I don't care. Whatever I need to do. I've been on team where I've thrown 20 times a game, [I've] been on teams where I've thrown it 60 times a game. Whatever we need to do, I'm willing to do."

(On if he thinks they abandoned the run too early against the Texans) "I don't know. I think more than anything it's just missed opportunities, opportunities in the red zone where [we] should've been scoring touchdowns instead of trying to kick field goals. I think anytime you're bad in the red zone, it's going to be a tough day for you."

(On getting WR DJ Chark Jr. more involved than he was in the game versus the Texans) "I think we'll try to get a few more things going for him early, whether it's just getting him easy touches, try to just get him into the flow of the game. That helps, that helps everything get going."

(On if they are going to change their approach in this weekend's game against the Lions) "I don't know. I think if there was a way we thought of doing it better, we would've been doing that from the beginning. I really believe in the preparation that we put in. I believe in the work that we put in, the effort we play with. I think it just comes down to execution. There's some detail things that we have to clean up and we're going to work towards this week."

(On if not having K Josh Lambo is ever on his mind when in field goal range) "Not in the moment. Any time you're missing a player like that, obviously you feel it, but more than anything, we're trying to score touchdowns and we're not playing for field goals. That was our problem more than anything is we shouldn't have had to attempt that many field goals."

(On the growth of WR Collin Johnson) "Collin [Johnson]'s done a great job. He's come in here, he's known what to do from day one, was really in the playbook. I think he's a guy that's just going to get better with reps. The more game action he sees, the more comfortable he's going to be because I think he's going to be a really, really good player for us. It's just a matter of getting him that experience, but we have a lot of faith in Collin."

(On where he feels the team is at going into this weekend's game) "I mean basically, [with] the practice we just had, I feel good with where the team's at. A lot of times when stuff's going like it is, you get a lot of finger pointing, a lot of 'oh well, I'm doing my job'. We really don't have that. Everybody's on the same page, trying to find solutions. It's really all we can ask for. I couldn't be more happy with the guys that we have and I'm excited to keep pushing, keep going to war with them."

(On getting multiple new kickers this season already) "It's crazy. You always try to introduce yourself. You hope everybody that comes in can hang for a while, but you know that isn't always the case. We're ready to have [Josh] Lambo back. He's awesome. There's a reason he's an All-Pro guy. But anybody we put out there, we believe in and think we can make kicks with."

(On if he could've done anything different on the third-and-goal play to WR Laviska Shenault Jr.) "[It's] similar to when you're about to do your job and then you don't unmute yourself. We all have things, but no. We played within the play. They gave a look that we weren't expecting. They played it well, made the tackle, and that's how it went down."