A handful of Jacksonville Jaguars players didn’t appreciate former head coach Gus Bradley’s approach to leading a football team — and Kelvin Beachum seems to be one of them.
During an interview with 1010XL’s Jaguars Today crew at Radio Row on Wednesday morning, Beachum made some comments expounding on New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s winning-first approach to the game and then compared him to an unnamed coach who had a process-first approach.
"You don't hear Bill Belichick talk about the process...it's about WINNING," #Jaguars LT @KelvinBeachumJr on @1010XL. #preach ✊— Andrew Gibson (@1010XLAG) February 1, 2017
I wonder who Beachum could be talking about.
And this isn’t even the first time Beachum has talked about the desire to have a coach who has a win-first mentality. Shortly after the season ended, he made what looked to be a direct shot at Bradley and his culture of “getting better”.
"I hope to see somebody that believes winning is the only answer. That’s the only option there is no other option," Beachum told Brent Martineau of Action Sports on January 3. "There is not an option to get better, there is no option we’re going to get it right soon, there’s no atta boys, no… winning is the only option. We don’t win, we won’t be here. I think that’s the type of mindset we have to have -- at this point the fan base needs playoffs."
It’s not uncommon for players to speak out against a coaching staff once they’ve been fired, but I can’t remember this many players speaking this bluntly about the issues on a team after a firing.
Good for Beachum.