Monday I pointed a quote from Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone that stood out to me in regards to wide receiver Marqise Lee and complacency. I added the caveat that it was June and probably didn’t mean anything, just that it stood out when going over the transcripts.
On Tuesday, Jaguars wide receiver coach Keenan McCardell cleared it up further, shooting down any thoughts that Lee had been showing signs of complacency.
“Not really,” McCardell said when asked if he’s seen complacency from Lee during OTAs so far. “He is coming off of knee surgery in the offseason. I am kind of easing him into this. He is a catalyst of our group and our group goes as he goes. He is a tough guy that is a leader. This is the time where as a vet, you kind of tone him down a little bit and then get him going through minicamp and training camp. He is a guy that everybody knows when the whistle blows, he is ready to play football.”
The real news in all of this is that Lee had his knee scoped in the offseason, which I’m sure the team was aware of when he was signed and the fact that he’s already practicing leans towards it not being a big deal or something to worry about.
Lee has been a player who has dealt with a lot of minor injuries so far in his career, so I’m sure this will scare a lot of fans, but to reiterate once again; It’s June.