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Doug Marrone on Andrew Norwell: ‘He’s a lunch-pail type guy’

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars-OTA Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars surprised everyone when they went out and paid the most talented guard in free agency a couple of months ago, bringing Andrew Norwell in for $30 million guaranteed.

Marrone is already enamored, making Norwell the second player he’s given the “lunch-pail type of guy” badge of honor, Bryan being the first.

“Andrew is — for a lack of a better term — a lunch-pail type of guy. I think that when you look at his career and he was a [rookie] free agent coming into this league and really worked extremely hard, that’s what you see in practice. [He is] a guy that takes a lot of pride in what he does, a guy that gets out there, does not really say much and really just goes to work and really works on his skill constantly as it goes on. He has been here the whole time. His commitment to being the best is at a high level which is what we want with all of our players. I am excited that we have him on our team. I think he’s going to be a good piece for us. I think it fits into the philosophy of what we have with toughness and building up front. I think that he’s going to be a great asset for our team.”

The Jaguars were the most productive rushing offense last season, but a lot of that was smoke and mirrors and when they really had to run the ball, they were not that effective. Adding Norwell should help the Jaguars offensive line across the board.