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Gus Bradley: "A good start, not a great start"

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Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley met with media following an eventful first day of organized team activities.

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Not a great start.

Head coach Gus Bradley was honest with local media following the start of phase three in the Jaguars' offseason program. Honest, but not very specific.

"I thought there were some things, some issues that we need to get taken care of," Bradley admitted to the media. Bradley gently shoved some of the blame towards his younger players. "I think the young players are holding us back a little bit, but that happens at this stage."

Bradley also pointed to some positives from day one.

"What I saw, what I did like is that they're starting to hold each other accountable from day one," Bradley stated. "Those guys know the standard, so I like that part of it."

Bradley also spoke briefly about Jalen Ramsey's injury, carefully painting the situation in an effort to be respectful of Ramsey's privacy.

"You cannot tell anything on tape and he made it through the workout," Bradley revealed. Ramsey is still waiting on a second opinion on his meniscus tear -€-” a crucial step that needs to be taken before any sort of recovery timetable can be formed.

Returning former first rounder Dante Fowler Jr. definitely caught his head coaches' attention on day one. "I thought Dante looked really good," Bradley said. The Jaguars are bringing Fowler along slowly, but that doesn't mean he isn't making exciting progress. "Attitude and work ethic, man, unbelievable. Unbelievable," Bradley continued.

As the offensive line continues to fluctuate during the offseason, Luke Joeckel and Brandon Linder will explore new roles. Bradley likes Linder's progress. "He caught on better than we expected," Bradley stated in reference to Linder's shift from guard to center. "I like his leadership."

Bradley likes where Aaron Colvin's head is at despite his looming four-game suspension. "Aaron Colvin, right now, looks really, really good," Bradley said.

The head coach ended his Monday media session with a laugh. Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union asked Bradley how it felt seeing a "91" out on the field for OTAs -- a soft jab at former Jaguar Chris Clemons' unwillingness to attend Jaguars OTAs in prior seasons.

Bradley smiled, then countered. "Is that it?"