Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Mercedes Lewis (89) celebrates his touchdown during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Mercedes Lewis was not happy with his team’s performance in practice today. It is the dog days of training camp and things are starting to get a little sloppy and things are starting to get a little sluggish. Lewis doesn’t want to see any of that. The terrible practices are unacceptable”:
“That wasn’t good enough. That’s not acceptable,” Lewis told teammates, according to The Florida Times-Union. “In years past, it may have been acceptable and we may have come into the locker room without even mentioning what happened. But mediocrity can’t be accepted.”
The veteran is tired of losing. He has been part of the Jacksonville Jaguars organization since 2006. That is a long stretch of losing for Mercedes.
All his pent up aggression and frustration will not allow the team to fail in practice. If the team stumbles again this year (which is very likely), it won’t be because they are not practicing as hard as they can. They will be trying to be the best that they can be every day.