‘It feels good to be a part of an expert locker room’

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ new teaching employees is a breath of recent air for these gamers who lived by way of the earlier regime.

Talking Tuesday from coaching camp, fourth-year professional Josh Allen was requested what it has been like beneath Doug Pederson this 12 months.

“Man, it feels good to be part of an expert locker room,” Allen stated with a slight chuckle. “Not solely within the locker room, however once you speak to the coaches, it is a skilled setting. You bought to hone in on the small print. Should you’re not listening to the small print, it isn’t (coaches) getting on you. It is (them) telling you what is proper and what’s unsuitable.

“And as guys, as grown males, we have to perceive that. He places it in a manner that we are able to perceive it and develop. He isn’t getting on us. He is letting us know what’s actual, and he is speaking to us like grown males. With that, there’s nothing however respect. We’ll develop, and we will be nice.”

Allen’s feedback about Pederson stand in stark distinction to how the workforce devolved beneath City Meyer final 12 months. A university coach, Meyer took a special tact taking on the Jags, with reviews of gamers feeling demeaned, together with allegations from former kicker Josh Lambo that the coach kicked him earlier than a preseason sport.

Evidently, the holdover gamers are glad to play for Pederson, who received a Tremendous Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles. That championship is one thing that Allen pointed to when underscoring the kind of respect the brand new coach instructions and not using a derisive angle.

“And plus, he has the respect in his resume,” Allen stated. “We wish to be a company the place we are able to get to that time at some point. If we do issues proper and we pay attention, I really feel like we are able to get to that time. And we’re (listening).”

How a lot the Jags will win in 2022 stays to be seen because the roster continues to be overhauled. However for gamers like Allen, the brand new head coach is a step in the best path.