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Jacksonville Jaguars CB Shaquill Griffin has the correct mindset.

Playing in the NFL is a very demanding job. Being in optimal shape is key but that’s not the only key to thriving. You have to spend hours studying tape and must also have the mental fortitude to withstand the highs and the lows. After listening to cornerback Shaquill Griffin speak, it’s clear he has the right mindset to right the ship in Duval.

It took the Jaguars six tries but they were finally able to win one game in 2021. It wasn’t easy but the coaching staff and the players needed to continue working hard. Griffin’s personality surely played a role in keeping the team focused and avoiding letting all the losing become demoralizing.

Griffin spoke to the media Tuesday and talked about the Jaguars’ most recent win. He says the team earned their first victory of the season at the right time. He added that the younger players now know what winning a football game feels like.

"I feel that we needed that, that environment, that feeling. And now that everybody knows what it feels like we don’t want to lose it. So I think that was the most important thing again, I think it came at a perfect time, going into the BYE week. The guys can come back, get healthy, clear their minds."

Moving forward, Griffin believes the confidence in the Jaguars’ locker room is going to be different. However, he noted that he and his teammates need to build off of that, and stay focused. The 2019 Pro Bowl nod is enjoying the team’s win but he isn’t letting him get to his head. That’s the approach the Jaguars most maintain ahead of their matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8.

As important as Griffin is for the Jaguars’ defense, his impact goes beyond the football field. His presence in the locker room and his influence on his younger teammates are invaluable.