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What They're Saying: Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley and select players comment on their upcoming game against the New England Patriots.

[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="362791"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]On how difficult it is to prepare for the Patriots...
"It's extremely difficult, extremely difficult. You're not sure exactly their philosophy coming into a game, whether it's no huddle or try to establish the run or open up. Really they can do that all within the game as well and that's what makes it so difficult. You know they like matchups and they look for matchups and that's one thing to be aware of as well."
- Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley

On Malcolm Butler...
"He's a super talented player. Obviously, making the huge play last year that everybody knows about, and he's had some tough jobs this year – Week 1 [covering] Antonio Brown and then last week going against some good receivers again. But he's done a really good job. He's a guy that is physical, he's really good. [With] the amount of man coverage they play, he's good in man, and he's also good in zone. We're going to have to be aware of him, and the receivers definitely have to do something to get him off of them in man coverage and create separation."
- Jaguars Quarterback Blake Bortles

On Dion Lewis...
"He's averaging over five yards a carry, I know that. You see his speed. They'll put him out, like you saw, in empty sets and try to look for matchups. He's got over 10 passes he's caught [for] over 150 yards – somewhere around there – and has the ability to really stretch you. So, again, they know his strength very well, and they utilize his strength. You can get caught up with the amount of times they pass and try to do some different things coverage-wise, and that's what makes their running game so effective as well."
- Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley

[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="362796"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]On the Patriots defense...
"I think they do a lot of good stuff. They obviously have some good players, have been a really good team and organization for a long time, but they do a lot of different things. I think they try and take away what you do well and they do a good job of that so I think that poses a challenge. We're going to have to play sound, execute our game plan and it's going to be a good week of preparation." 
- Jaguars Quarterback Blake Bortles

On the Patriots offense...
"It's going to be a challenge because they're good at so many different things. They're fundamentally sound, very disciplined and do all of the little things right. They're so good at the basics."
- Jaguars Linebacker Paul Posluszny

On Tom Brady...
"He'll take what you give him and he does a great job. He has been running the offense, it's hard for me to say the exact number of years but even as coordinators come they have their own personality but it looks like it's the same system, and he owns it. He comes up, he operates everything at the line of scrimmage, he recognizes coverage whether its zone or man, he will change the whole formation based on what he sees and he just takes what the defense gives him. And if you're slow to line up there's an explosive play so it's really challenging. We talked before that it's a precision league. They run multiple different personnel groupings, multiple different formations and alignments and they do it with precision. Other teams in the League try to do it and have some success but they have success with this whole big variety of plays and packages and that's what makes it really difficult to defend."
- Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley

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