1. The 2023 Jaguars are full of unselfish players
Some players are outspoken while others are a bit more reserved. Some like to lead while others are perfectly fine taking a backseat and that's perfectly fine, as the looker room featured all kinds of personalities. What coaches can't allow is letting a player think he's bigger than the team, and the Jaguars should feel good about the players they've brought in.
Head coach Doug Pederson says that there are no selfish players in the locker when he was told that Walker Little wasn't territorial about the left tackle spot and Cam Robinson was waiting patiently for his turn.
"The players, they understand that it's not about one guy. It's about us as a football team and guys are unselfish that way," Pederson said. It's about us as a football team and guys are unselfish that way. They just want to win no matter what combination of guys are on the field."
"I appreciate hearing it from those guys. I talk a lot about that, it's a team, right? It's when we get down to 53, those are the guys you go to Sundays with. For a coach to hear that, that right there can take your team a long way, right? It doesn't matter how much adversity comes your way. If I got a lot of guys speaking that type of language, that's a positive that can carry us through a lot of different situations; it's a very unique situation," Pederson said.
One of Pederson's best decisions since becoming the head coach for the Jaguars is giving players ownership and letting their personalities flourish. Of course, he's still the sheriff and will step in if needed. However, he won't overstep any boundaries like his predecessor led. After all, he's a leader of a football team, not a dictator that imposes his authority through fear and retaliation. And that's what makes Pederson a successful head coach in the NFL.