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.
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