Jaguars Coach Doug Marrone: Adrian Peterson "a big concern"

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium.Photo: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Doug Marrone Conference Call with Washinton Media

On preparation and establishing urgency in the team:

"Well, we're obviously disappointed in where we are and this is our last home game, so I'm more focused on our team and making sure that they're ready to play. So, with the opponent situation, we're just trying to win, that's all we're trying to do."

On preparing for QB Josh Johnson without much tape:

"Well, I think obviously we've got the last game but now there's a full week and I believe our defensive coordinator was with him in Tampa when he was there, so hopefully that gives us a little better insight and then obviously going back to the older tapes. Just trying to get as much information as we possibly can to prepare our team."

On what RB T.J. Yeldon has brought to their offense so far:

"Well, he's done a great job for us obviously, in third down receptions, overall yardage and he's always been a good football player when we took him in the second round. He's just contributing as much as he can. We’ve got a lot of guys, a lot of guys have to play well for all of our players to play well, but T.J. has done a nice job."

On containing QB Josh Johnson due to his speed:

"Well, we've struggled with mobile quarterbacks, so basically being able to keep him in the pocket and having a good rush plan and obviously we have to be able to tackle. We're coming off a game where we did not tackle well at all. Obviously, we've been emphasizing that this week. We have to have a good plan for the running backs, a good plan to keep the quarterback in the pocket."

On facing RB Adrian Peterson:

"Well for us it's a big concern because of last week. We really didn’t follow through on the tackling plan on a big back. Obviously AP is an outstanding back. He's got acceleration. He can stiff arm. He's done a great job of breaking tackles, running through contact, things of that nature, so we're going to have to get people to the ball and get a lot of population around him to get him down."

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