Jaguars’ HC Urban Meyer claims that first overall QB Trevor Lawrence isn’t ready yet for Week 1, but adds that there is plenty of time left for the young franchise quarterback to prepare himself.
“He’s not ready yet, but he doesn’t have to be ready yet,” Meyer told Mackenzie Salmon of USA Today Sports. “We got a long training camp coming up. He’s probably advanced maybe a little quicker than we would’ve thought, so which was a positive. One thing that we worked on — when we made a decision that Trevor was going to be our No. 1 pick, we went from the evaluation stage to the preparation stage. And that means that I want to see — I can’t remember the exact date, but we started installing the playbook with him well before the draft. So you can see the retention, he’s got a really good work ethic and he’s progressed very well.”
“I knew a lot about Trevor,” Meyer said. “I think we all did. Obviously, I was in the college game for so many years. I’m really close with Dabo Swinney, his former head coach. And really, I’ve seen him up close and live and in-person several times. So I knew a lot about him, but I think one of the most refreshing things is he’s worried about one thing. He’s married. He has no distractions, which is amazing to me. In 2021, the world’s about distractions, and there is none with him. It’s our job to keep it that way. His focus is on being a good husband, being strong in his faith, and winning games, and that’s really cool.”
Texans DE Jonathan Greenard isn’t resting much this offseason as he’s learning a new defense.
“There is no time off,” Greenard said, via Texans Wire. “I pretty much, like I said, I’ll relax a little bit, but I’m still going to get my workouts in every day just to make sure I stay ahead of the game because COVID last year just messed everything up to where I didn’t work out until pretty much I got to camp, pretty much. Now, I have full season of working out.”
Greenard also feels like all that work is paying off.
“I feel stronger, faster, more smart, more comfortable in everything. Like I said, I think everybody feels that way a little bit having a whole year under your belt, especially speaking for rookies. For us to just have a whole year of working out and now we will be able to go play and show what we really can do.”
- Jim Wyatt of TennesseeTitans.com believes that even if injuries were to continue affecting LB Bud Dupree, the team still has a solid core with Harold Landry, Derick Roberson, and rookie Rashad Weaver.
- Wyatt adds that he doesn’t see the team making any big money additions or trades defensively. He also tells fans not to expect a trade for Eagles’ TE Zach Ertz, but to keep an eye out for the addition of a free agent tight end, as it will likely be Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim battling it out at tight end in training camp.