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against the Indianapolis Colts. It was an uncharacteristic game for a secondary that http://www.thejaguarslockerroom.com/...stbrook-jersey , while extremely athletic and talented, is undisciplined and reckless at times. One such play was in the first quarter when tight end Eric Ebron was lined up along the right side of the offensive line. When the ball is snapped, Ebron runs a simple route up the seam and Andrew Luck gets him the ball with ease. Why was it so easy? According to head coach Doug Marrone, it was easy because a defender wasn’t where he was supposed to be.Here is the play in question.After the game, Marrone was asked specifically about this play. Here’s his exchange with the reporter:The easy narrative is that Jalen Ramsey, who was the cornerback in question, is just doing what he wants regardless of what the call is. Marrone said that isn’t the case.“When you say ‘willfully’ meaning are the players busting it? No. Talking to the players they are trying to get it. We have to help them clear it and figure out why there is any confusion on that one. We have to a good job during the week of making sure the splits and what routes they are running out of what splits. We have done a hell of a job before. We have to make sure that is communicated and known.”Saying Ramsey ignored a coverage and went with his own instinct is a pretty weighty accusation. Granted, Ramsey has been openly critical of defensive coordinator Todd Wash in the past and we’ve seen stories of secondaries ignoring calls from coaches, but I don’t think that’s what happened here.What do you think? Was Ramsey ignoring the call and going with what he felt was best? Or was it a simple miscommunication or misunderstanding? Let us know in the comments below! It wasn’t too long ago that veteran receiver Donte Moncrief was buried on Jacksonville’s depth chart.Moncrief had fallen behind Marqise Lee, Keelan Cole Jalen Ramsey Jersey , Dede Westbrook and even rookie DJ Chark after missing a week of practice because of a sore knee.Now, four weeks later and following a devastating injury to Lee, Moncrief might be the team’s go-to guy heading into the season opener at the New York Giants.He certainly is the unwitting leader of that position group and will be counted on to fill a void created when Lee hurt his left knee in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve.“The young guys, they look at me as an older guy,” Moncrief said. “I just told them, ‘Anybody can be great.’ It just takes the time and passion to go out there and want to be great. Go out there and make plays every day, not just in a game, also in practice, so you can build the trust when it comes down to game time.”More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars will be without starting CB A.J. Bouye, WR Marqise Lee against TexansJaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue Womens Brandon Linder Jersey , LT Cam Robinson out against Texans SundayJaguars lose QB Nick Foles for at least 2 months in discouraging season openerJaguars acquire QB Josh Dobbs intrade with Steelers for 2020 5th-round draft pickInjuries hurt Jaguars as they fall to Chiefs 40-26 in Week 1The Jaguars trusted Moncrief enough to give him a one-year, $9.6 million contract in free agency. The deal was fully guaranteed, a move general manager Dave Caldwell felt he had to do with so much uncertainty at receiver.Jacksonville figured Allen Robinson was gone, was unsure Lee would re-sign, and planned to part with Allen Hurns. The team also had no idea it would get Chark in the second round of the draft.So the Jags targeted Moncrief, hoping his big-play ability would help spread out defenses designed to slow down Jacksonville’s run-first approach .The 6-foot-2 Moncrief caught 152 passes for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns in four years with Indianapolis. He missed 11 games the last two seasons because of shoulder and toe injuries. He also endured quarterback chaos, with Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett, Matt Hasselbeck http://www.thejaguarslockerroom.com/...es-paul-jersey , Scott Tolzien and Josh Freeman throwing him passes.“Just having a chip on my shoulder to go out and show what I actually can do and have a healthy year and come out here and compete and show the league what I’ve got,” Moncrief said. “I know what I’m capable of and I’m going to hold myself to it.”Jacksonville is counting on it now, especially without Lee.Still, the team believes Cole, Westbrook and Chark have star potential.Cole was an undrafted rookie from tiny Kentucky Wesleyan in 2017, a guy admittedly awe-struck by playing in packed NFL stadiums. He was barely noticeable on the field early, catching eight passes for 111 yards in the first seven games. He finished with 42 receptions for 748 yards and three touchdowns, plus a few huge plays in the postseason .Westbrook, a fourth-round draft pick from Oklahoma in 2017, missed the first nine games of his rookie year because of a sports hernia http://www.thejaguarslockerroom.com/...an-cole-jersey , caught 27 passes for 339 yards and a TD in seven games.Cole and Westbrook were in the starting lineup late last season, and it wasn’t an ideal situation.“There were times last year where you kind of got that look in the huddle where it is like, ‘Hey, I have no idea what you were talking about,'” quarterback Blake Bortles said. “Looking at them this year, they are running out of the huddle before I can finish saying the play because they know what they have.”The Jags expected those guys to make strides in their second seasons, but they didn’t want to have to rely on it.Moncrief, meanwhile, welcomes the pressure of having to perform, especially on a one-year contract that essentially has him prepping for free agency again.“Everybody in that room can play Womens Marcell Dareus Jersey ,” Moncrief said. “It’s just about stepping up when you’re ready to go. … I just tell them you’ve been doing this since you were little. It’s just football. Make plays, catch the ball, go block, and let everything else fall in place.“We’ve got to be special in that room.”
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