Jaguars coach Gus Bradley criticizes rookie receivers for mental errors
In Jacksonville's 41-10 loss to Washington on Sunday, quarterback Chad Henne threw for 193 yards on 14 of 28 passing. Bradley said the team needs more consistency from rookies Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson.
“Are we asking too much. Is there too much in the game plan?” Bradley said. “Or, in turn, do they need to be held accountable for what we’re asking them to do and they need to feel a stronger sense of accountability? It’s a young group, but that’s no excuse. We’re all in the NFL now. The demands we place on them, they have to be able to handle that.”
While Robinson had 71 receiving yards against Washington, Hurns and Lee combined for four catches and 24 yards.
Robinson and Lee were both second-round picks by the Jaguars. Bradley said Lee is still adjusting to the speed of the NFL game.
“Marqise is a guy that is learning the speed of the game,” Bradley said. “I think he knows how important it is that we’re looking to him, and we expect him to play at a high level every play. I’m not talking about effort like what was taking place before [in the preseason]. I’m talking about execution of his assignment.”
The Jaguars host the Indianapolis Colts in their home-opener on Sunday.
- Paul Palladino