Jaguars LB Joe Schobert talks about obstacles the locker room had to overcome in the last few weeks
Jacksonville, FL- On a media conference earlier this week, linebacker Joe Schobert talked about the many obstacles that the team had to overcome in the past couple of weeks.
The Jaguars continue to fight, despite winning one game thus far this season. It has been been one heck of a roller coaster ride for the organization, but they remain pretty upbeat and optimistic week in and week out.
A couple weeks ago, Jacksonville lost their starter Gardiner Minshew to a thumb injury. Since the injury, the Jaguars have been playing ring around the rosie with their back up quarterbacks.
Outside of the quarterback turmoil, the Jaguars decided to let general manager Dave Caldwell go two weeks ago. The Jaguars played through it, but it was an uneasy week for the Jags.
"Yeah, I mean, obviously, it was a challenging week," said Schobert.. “I mean, it’s always a little shocking when it happens. But I mean, looking back in the history of teams I’ve played on, other places, it’s kind of in line with the NFL. If something’s not going right, they’re going to try to make a change with whoever it may be. I think, obviously, I’m not in the owner’s boxes. Those decisions are above my pay grade, but coming from my level, it was a little bit of a surprise".
'Obviously, with the whole COVID thing, I spoke to him briefly a few times this season, but I really didn’t get to know him very well. So, it’s kind of weird, just a weird situation. But it caught me by surprise a little bit, yeah.”
The defense played good last week and almost came out with a win over the Cleveland Browns. Schobert felt good about his defense, despite the loss. " I do think, given the challenges that hit the defense last week, that a lot of guys stepped up and played to the best of their abilities and it was good to see.”
The Jaguars will face the Vikings this week and it will be pretty interesting to see if they could find a way to win.