Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence doesn’t want to hear the positives.
Nobody likes losing. You can learn from it and it can make you a better person/player but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing. That’s why it’s refreshing to hear Trevor Lawrence talk after the Jags’ loss.
The former Clemson Tiger told the media Los Angeles is a heck of a team but went on to say that the Jaguars can’t win games if they can’t move the ball, score points, and stop opposing teams from finding the end zone. He added there’ not much to get hyped up about.
"I don’t really want to talk about the things that are there positive right now. We got to play better. Even if there are a couple of things that we’re doing well, we got to do a lot of things, a lot more things well to win games."
Lawrence is taking the right approach. The Jags aren’t a good team on either side of the ball. What’s the point of saying they’re playing excellent pass defense, or having good field position if you can’t score, let alone win games? The rookie passer himself told the media he doesn’t want to talk about any positives and he’s right. There aren’t going to be many things in your favor when you lose 37-7. That’s like failing a test but getting a compliment for having nice handwriting.
You can’t blame Meyer for trying to stay positive but the message becomes irrelevant after a while if you can’t rack up some wins. Instead, Lawrence is taking the bull by the horns and isn’t trying to embellish things. Moreover, he’s making everyone accountable, not just him.
"We got to really take a look at this, and along with the other games, and we got to figure something out because we all play better than that. We’re not gonna win the games if we can move the ball better than that. So it’s all of us it’s all in players, it’s on coaches, it’s everyone."
Lawrence says he needs to do a better job but so does everyone else, including the coaching staff. You could make the case he should focus on himself and can’t point fingers but the truth is that the team needs accountability. As the team captain, and the quarterback — the most important player — he owns that to his teammates.