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 Coughlin Critical Of Ramsey, Smith No-Shows – Tom Coughlin is not happy that cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith are skipping the first part of the Jaguars’ voluntary offseason conditioning program. The Jaguars’ executive vice president of football operations called out the two players during his four-minute speech at the team’s annual state of the franchise presentation Thursday. He didn’t mention either by name, but they are the only two players on the roster who are not at the workouts. “We’re very close to 100 percent attendance, and quite frankly, our players should be here building the concept of team, working hard side by side, constructing our bond of togetherness, formulating our collective priorities and goals,” Coughlin said. “Success in the NFL demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of team. The hard work that many try to avoid is the major building block for the development of an outstanding football team. “It’s not about rights and privileges. It’s about obligations and responsibility, and the question is: Can we count on you?” It’s not a surprise that Ramsey isn’t in attendance because he didn’t participate last year, choosing to remain in Nashville, Tennessee, and work out at his father’s training facility. But Smith’s absence was a surprise because he had attended the voluntary offseason program every year since he was drafted in 2014, and the team had no indication that he wasn’t planning to attend.


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