With the Jacksonville Jaguars picking up their first win of the season, head coach Gus Bradley and some of the players had a lot to say after the game.
Gus Bradley on if it was relief or excitement in getting the first win of the season:
"I think it is more excitement. What I am excited about is that we improved in many areas. On my call sheet I was writing down things that were really good that were happening during the game and they just kept piling up. I said this is how it feels and guys just playing within themselves. I thought Cecil Shorts catch that he made on the sidelines in the first half was just a great illustration. That's how Cecil looks in practice and then he did it again. And I said, that's it, that's all you have got to do. Our guys stayed strong all year on this belief and to see it come to life is great."
Chad Henne on doing the small things right:
"I think we did a good job on first and second down. I still think we need improvement on third down but most of them on first and second down we converted before we got to third down and got it in a playmaker's hand, especially in the backfield. I thought the offensive line did a great job with the running game and staying to our plan with this game."
Sen'Derrick Marks on how frustrating 0-8 can be:
"It depends on what way you look at it. From our team perspective, from Gus' (Bradley) perspective it's all about us getting better. It's a process and he always makes a good point-would you rather win with low effort and not maximizing your effort and we were all like, ‘Wow, that's real deep.' We came out that way today, and it's also great for the fans and great for the organization. For us as a team, we're all just focused on getting better."
Will Blackmon on getting Gus Bradley his first win:
"It was cool. I wrote that on a little piece of paper-I said, ‘Get a game ball for Gus.' It was one of my goals today, and it was really cool. (Blackmon pulled out a piece of paper and showed the goal) I'll show you one of the other goals on the paper, ‘I will have one caused fumble'-see it right there."
Marcedes Lewis on how his stiff arm and run set the tone for the game:
"A little bit. Obviously, this is my eighth year playing against this team and they've always been a team that we said it's going to be a two-chinstrap game, so we just wanted to come out and set the tone, let them know it was going to be a long day. From that point on it just carried on and we made a few more plays than they did to win the game."
Maurice Jones-Drew on the bye week helping the team:
"I think it helped a ton. We were able to get away for a little bit. Coach gave us the whole week off, which I don't think a lot of teams would have gotten that. Guys got a chance to go see their families and get away for a little bit and kind of come back and just rededicate ourselves to the fundamentals of football, and it showed. There was a lot of effort put in today, and guys did a heck of a job."