Jaguars rookie receiver Marqise Lee spent the entire open locker room period this morning sleeping in a cozy, leather chair. It wasn’t because he ran himself to exhaustion in Friday night’s win over Tampa Bay.
Lee played 16 snaps for the Jaguars, but didn’t have a catch and wasn’t even the intended receiver on a pass. His night was done when Chad Henne left the game.
Coach Gus Bradley had strong words for the second-round pick from USC:
“I think that’s one of those things we’re looking at – it’s the consistency. Run your routes [like the football] is coming to you. You can’t change speeds. You can’t choose when and when not to. I’ve told you before that I’ve seen him switch to where he’s more focused.
“I’d like to visit with him about what happened [Friday]. He did play good, but he could have done some things even more precise. It wasn’t exactly where we need him to be.”
That's strong public criticism from Bradley and it will be interesting on Monday to see if coach and rookie did meet. Lee seems penciled in as one of the starting receivers once the season starts, thanks in part to injuries to fellow rookie Allen Robinson and Cecil Shorts.