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Hear what the players and coaches are saying about the Jaguars 27-10 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey: "It was a good start to the game with the atmosphere, the energy and the crowd. The whole day looked like it was going to be something that was going to be memorable with Fred Taylor going in (the Pride of the Jaguars) and (teal) jerseys being retired. At the start of the game, we had some opportunities to make that continue. We failed to make some plays early and let the game get out of hand late. We have to learn how to make plays. It’s not just defensively, it’s all phases. We need to find a way to make some plays and that was the difference, you saw a team that did. They threw up some throws AJ Green, great throws and Jermanie Gresham. We have to learn how to do that."
Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert on the Bengals defense: "Well they kept a lot of things in front of them. They were dropping two safeties deep, forcing us to hit the stuff underneath but really we killed ourselves. We’ve got to perform better. We’ve got to execute better at a higher level. We can’t have one great drive, 13 plays for a touchdown and then come out and go three and out. So we’ve just got to get better there, get back to the drawing board, control what we can control and just get better from it."
Maurice Jones-Drew on consistency: "We just have to be able to finish drives because three and outs are unacceptable. That is something we have to fix today. We can’t keep our defense out on the field 10, 12, 13 play drives and then go three and out and they have to go through it again. That is not how we play. It has been vice versa where the offense goes on these long drives scores points and the defense gets the three and outs. That is just how t has been so we are going to have to fix that."
Rashean Mathis on the loss: "We’ve just got to make plays, we were in position to make plays, and we dropped two interceptions, we were in position every other play. I’ve got to make plays when my number is called, and I definitely didn’t do anything to help this team win."
Jeremy Mincey on the lack of pressure: "(Getting the ball out quick) is what teams are going to do. They watch film from the week before, and it’s a copycat league. Some teams just keep doing the same thing over and over; getting the ball out, getting the ball out, getting the ball out. I’ll be the guy that gets through clean sometimes, and the ball is still gone, so we’ve just got to tighten up in every phase."