Marrone: We won’t catch anyone by surprise this year

Doug Marrone told Mike Garafolo of NFL Media that one of his messages for the team this offseason was to avoid the “trap of people taking you to where we were at the end of last year.”

Marrone said that the first year is “kind of easier” because fewer people are paying attention and wants the Jaguars to know that won’t be the case this time around.

“Last year, you can easily say we might've caught a team [by surprise],” Marrone said. “But I don’t think we’re going to catch anybody [this year]. Now, everyone’s gonna know they have to play a good football game and they’ll be ready for us.”