JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Botched snaps, sloppy technique, and a lack of energy.
Those are just a couple of things that Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley did not like from his team on day five of the 2016 training camp, and he let them know right after practice.
"It was a top-tenner for sure," said quarterback Blake Bortles about the chewing-out from his head coach.
Since his first day on the job, Bradley has stressed that there are standards and expectations that he is constantly looking for out of his team. If he is not seeing those things, he is going to let them know and get it corrected.
"It wasn't what we are capable of doing," Bradley said to the media after training camp on Tuesday. "We come out in full pads today, first opportunity to do that and it just wasn't to the environment that we needed. There are no excuses, no justifying it, no other reason than we weren't at our best."
Bradley mentioned that the practice started out bad and got worse as it went on. Sometimes that is expected after a day off from the players, but the head coach shouldered much of the blame after the training camp session.
"We didn't come out with the intensity that we needed and I take responsibility for that. We have a team meeting before, we can talk to them about the expectations and here's what we need to get done. We didn't meet them, so a lot of it is on me too."
Defensive lineman Jared Odrick said he was glad that Gus and the coaching staff said what they did, when they did it.
"If it is something that you try to figure out quietly instead of addressing everybody and figuring it all out, that is not how things get accomplished. That is all part of communication. It is something that he (Bradley) has stressed ever since I got here, so I think it is important that he addressed it like that."
Quarterback Blake Bortles said that he felt the practice slipping from the start as well. Accountability has been a big theme of camp this year and Bortles sees opportunities like this one as what you need to get better.
"Gus talks about it all the time. Good teams and coaches hold players accountable, so I think when we get to that next step and hold each other accountable, which I think we are close to doing, I think guys will hold each other to a different standard and we will be much better."
Now the next step for the Jaguars is seeing how they will respond in day 6 of training camp on Wednesday. It will be in full pads again and will be open to the public at 10A.M.