Jaguars' head coach Doug Marrone met with the media on Wednesday morning to talk about the Jaguars' (1-7) week ten matchup with the Packers (6-2) in Green Bay.
Here are five takeaways from his mid-week presser.
Coach Marrone opened up his press conference by thanking all the veterans and said he made a point to talk to the team about taking a moment to honor all those who served today. "We wouldn't be able to do what we do if it wasn't for them."
After making the first start of his career, Doug Costin will not play in week ten. He's in the NFL's concussion protocol and won't be available when the Jaguars take on the Packers in Green Bay. "I definitely loved what I saw from him," said Marrone. "I saw a player that was able to make plays, play square to the football, had good control of the line of scrimmage. For a guy starting in his first game, I thought he played well. He's been productive; we've seen that. And I think with the amount of snaps, we still have the same production, which is good." Costin missing time will afford Taven Bryan more reps in week ten.
The Jaguars lost Josh Lambo for the season after a failed onside kick attempt last Sunday. With Lambo on the mend again, the Jaguars signed kicker Chase McLaughlin from the Vikings' practice squad to their active roster. But due to COVID protocols, he won't be allowed to practice with the team until Saturday. In the meantime, punter Logan Cooke will work in practice in all three phases of special teams. The team has yet to decide who will kick field goals in week ten.
Playing in Green Bay
Marrone noted that it's less pressure when you don't have fans, especially for his young quarterback. He talked about his personal experiences with Lambeau Field. "It's a great place. It's all about football and the Packers. It's exciting to see that because of the history. I'm big on the history. I've got a bunch of Vince Lombardi stuff in my collection. There's a moment that you go there when you're driving up, you think about everything that's occurred up there and then obviously the professionalism, you just kind of stop and then you go play."
Jake Luton will start against the Packers, as Gardner Minshew still isn't throwing the ball. When Marrone was asked who would start when both players are healthy, he said it'll come down to "who's the best player that can win these games?" Clearly, it's not a decision that's been made yet; rather, it's a "cross that bridge when we get there" type of situation.
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