“At the time, how the whole situation happened, I was defending myself because he came from the sideline,” Lawson said, via the Buffalo News. “So at that time, I was basically defending myself and my team, fighting for my brothers. Ain’t nobody going to let anybody in this world let a man throw a punch at you and you won’t react to it. I mean, on my part, I apologized for reacting that way. I mean, at the end of the day, people will understand where I’m coming from.”
Jaguars executive VP Tom Coughlin defended the roster moves this made this offseason, even though the results haven’t been what they were hoping.
“We were a whistle [away from the Super Bowl],” Coughlin said, via ESPN.com. “We’re a whistle [away and] we’re in the Super Bowl. And that’s my position, okay? So tell me, everyone out there, what they’re going to do in that circumstance about your football team.
“Aren’t you going to fill other pieces in and try to be as good as you can be? And we tried, didn’t we. Well, the nature of the game got us, so we go back to the drawing board. But I’ll put the gloves on with anybody that wants to talk about what [moves the team made].”
Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook says he feels like they let former OC Nathaniel Hackett, who was fired on Monday, down and the team’s disappointing performance this year is “pretty much on us.”
“He calls the plays, he has great game plans every week and it’s up to us as players to execute that,” Westbrook said, via Jaguars.com. “I feel like we let him down and we let the team down by not executing.”