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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
RTC: Shorts stands by comments

By Michael DiRocco

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts on Monday stood by his postgame comments that he needs to be more involved in the offense and said he still wants to meet with coach Gus Bradley and offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch to figure out how to make that happen.

Shorts caught just two passes in the Jaguars' 27-14 loss to Arizona. He was targeted just once in the game's first 56 minutes, writes Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

"I meant what I said," Shorts said. "I'm not going to back down from it. I just know I want to help the team win. That's my biggest thing. I want to help the team improve and get better and I feel I can do that by getting the ball. However they want to do it, we'll figure out a way to make it happen."

Bradley said they did try to get Shorts involved but coverages, pressure and situations dictated that the ball go elsewhere. Bradley also said he understands Shorts' frustrations but doesn't want players airing complaints like that publicly.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

T-U columnist Gene Frenette breaks down the Jaguars' chances of holding onto the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft.

O'Halloran breaks down the Jaguars' third-down offense, compares Chad Henne to Carson Palmer, looks at the 91-yard touchdown and examines other issues from Sunday's game in his weekly post of five observations from the game.

Cornerback Will Blackmon tells the T-U's Vito Stellino that he was trying to strip the ball away from Michael Floyd on the 91-yard touchdown catch.

Middle linebacker Paul Posluszny (concussion) has been cleared to return to practice.

ESPN's Darren Rovell found out who was behind the ad placed in the Times-Union urging Jaguars owner Shad Khan to sign Tim Tebow. Here's my take on why the Tebow-to-the-Jaguars logic is flawed.

Here are some additional items from this blog: a breakdown of the offensive and defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals and the weekly Upon Further Review.