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Jaguars Quarterback Gardner Minshew II: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

(On using audibles this year) "I don't know, I think it depends on the play. There's certain plays where we have a few checks kind of built in. I'd say that's typically when we'd have the opportunity to audible."

(On how many times he's changed the call completely this year) "A decent amount, I'd say a few times a game, whenever we're not looking for perfect plays, we're trying to just stay out of the bad, the negative plays."

(On if the execution is what's missing on offense) "Yeah, I think so. I think that's football at the end of the day. That's what it is, it's execution, who can execute more consistently and that's something we're still working on."

(On how his college journey has prepared him the ups and downs of the NFL) "No doubt. It's these trials that produce perseverance and that produce endurance and there's no shortcut to get there. You don't have all easy times and then everything just all of a sudden is just going to work out for you. Sometimes you have to go through these tough spots and I think we're growing a lot as a team right now and I really do believe that we're going to come out better at the other side of this."

(On not letting frustration distract his focus) "That's a great point that [Head Coach] Coach [Doug Marrone] made. It's one of those things, it's easy to get frustrated. It's sometimes hard to find the bright side of things, but that's what we have to do, and I think that's what we are doing right now. I think we have everybody trying to pull together, trying to find solutions, had some great conversations already this week, and just trying to find and getting back to that excitement that we were playing with earlier in the year."

(On the similarities in the Jaguars and Chargers defense and how going against them in practice helps their preparation) "Yeah, it's very similar, kind of the same system, coming from the same tree, so we have a lot of reps at it. But one of the things that's always tough about these defenses is everybody tries to beat them the same way each week, they're used to seeing all the looks, so you have to be very good and consistent and execute, and they're going to be a tough challenge."

(On WR Keelan Cole Sr.) "He might be quiet around y'all, but that's not the [Keelan] Cole [Sr.] I know. Honestly, I always saw it. Last year during camp, during OTA's and everything, I thought he was as good as anybody we had. So, ever since I've been here, I've seen what Cole can be and really any time he's gotten on the field he's shown that, and I still think he can continue to grow."

(On if his confidence in WR Keelan Cole Sr. is the reason his targets have increased) "Yeah, I mean I'd say that and just opportunity. He's finding the [spots] more. We're putting him in positions to where he can get more balls and I have a ton of faith in him too."

(On why the efficiency between him and WR DJ Chark Jr. wasn't as high last week) "Yeah, I don't know. You look at times, those few times like I was off a little bit, he was off a little bit. We just couldn't seem to get in get in a rhythm and I think that's one of the big things with DJ [Chark Jr.] is you think if you get him involved, get him going early, then he can be really good for you and he has that confidence going. That's something we're going to try to do a better job of is just getting him involved in the game because we know what he can be and the player he is for us."

(On if they can correct the connection between him and WR DJ Chark Jr. this week) "Yeah, I sure hope so. That's definitely the plan. I think we're at our best when DJ [Chark Jr.]'s at his best, so we're going to try to get him the ball, as well as the other guys in that room."

(On if he has a relationship with Chargers QB Justin Herbert) "No, I don't think I've ever met him."

(On the challenges the Chargers defense present) "[Joey] Bosa, he's really good, man. There's reason he's drafted as high as he was. He's that talented, he's produced like that. Melv[in] Ingram, another guy, if he's healthy, he's a force and then they also picked up Linval Joseph, fellow ECU Pirate. Man, he's a force in there too, so they're very talented upfront. When that defense or that side of the defense works, it's when you can get pressure with four and when they're at their best that's what they're doing."