Jacksonville’s top defenders Black A.J. Bouye Jerseys , cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith, for skipping voluntary workouts.The team’s executive vice president of football operations said Thursday that “championship teams are dominated by selfless individuals who recognize that the welfare of the team must always be paramount to any other consideration.”Ramsey and Smith are the team’s only players who didn’t show up for the start of the team’s offseason program. Coach Doug Marrone said he reached out to both players and didn’t hear back from either one.Ramsey also skipped voluntary workouts last year, choosing instead to spend the offseason working out at his father’s training facility in Nashville, Tennessee.Smith’s absence was more surprising, especially since he’s been in attendance each of his first five years in the league.More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars take chance on Murray State LB Quincy Williams with 98th overall pickJaguars continue to retool backfield, draft Temple RB Ryquell Armstead in 5th roundJaguars select Florida RT Jawaan Taylor with 35th pick, get Nick Foles help in 2nd, 3rd roundsJaguars add to deep defense, select Kentucky DE Josh Allen with 7th overall pickJaguars Draft Preview: Building around newly acquired QB Nick Foles paramount“Success in the NFL demands struggle A.J. Bouye Jerseys 2019 ,” Coughlin said. “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? Doing the things the right way all the time; we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.”The Jaguars lost 10 of their final 12 games in 2018 and finished 5-11, the seventh time in the past eight years the small-market franchise ended up with double-digit losses.Marrone made it clear after the season that he placed a high value on having everyone together in the offseason, partly to build chemistry and partly to make sure everyone gets in the best shape possible.Coughlin echoed those thoughts while speaking at the state of the franchise address Thursday.“Discipline, organizing your priorities, committing yourself to doing the things necessary to succeed,” he said. “No shortcuts. No procrastination.“Discipline is the refined fire by which talent becomes ability. The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline. The reason people run from the word discipline is because it’s difficult to master.” The Tennessee Titans aren't close to panicking over sloppy run defense Black Calais Campbell Jerseys , and the Jacksonville Jaguars gives them a chance to show just how much better they can be.Leonard Fournette left the Jaguars' season opener with a tight hamstring and sat out Jacksonville's win over New England last weekend. Fournette has been limited in practice this week.Titans' three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey said Tennessee will come out with the same mindset no matter who the Jaguars (2-0) hand the ball to on Sunday."It's going to be our job to stop the run," Casey said. "We haven't really done that in the last two weeks. We have to make sure we improve a little better. But we're definitely prepared for it. We've been playing against the guy the last couple years, and we understand their scheme. So it's going to be key for us to make sure we stay gap sound. We do that, we'll definitely stop their run game."With Dick LeBeau as defensive coordinator, nobody in the NFL was better than the Titans at stopping the run over the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Tennessee gave up an average of 88.5 yards per game over the past two seasons and a league-low 2,833 yards rushing overall. They ranked fourth overall, first in the AFC, against the run last season.Vrabel brought in Dean Pees as his coordinator this offseason, and the veteran coordinator brought in a few scheme changes.Through two games Calais Campbell Jerseys 2019 , the Titans gave up 120 yards rushing in the season opening loss in Miami and 148 in a 20-17 victory over Houston last week. That has the Titans 25th in the NFL through two weeks against the run giving up an average of 134 yards a game.While the Titans are still familiarizing themselves with the defensive changes, it's also a bit early in the season. Linebacker Brian Orakpo said the Titans can help themselves by not trying to do too much."Whatever call is being made out there, we have to execute it," Orakpo said. "We can't have guys doing their own thing. That's playing for your teammate, making sure you play your assignment within that call. I think that's what's kind of been hurting us against the call. Guys just trying to do a little too much. Do what you're supposed to do within the defense, and everything else will take care of itself."The Titans swept the Jaguars last season and held Fournette to 40 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown run in Week 2 as Tennessee won 37-16 in Jacksonville. Fournette ran 19 times in the regular season finale, a 15-10 Tennessee win, and finished with 69 yards. He also caught four passes for 67 yards more.If Fournette plays Sunday, Tennessee can't focus solely on him. Quarterback Blake Bortles already has run for 77 yards this season Black Keelan Cole Jerseys , fourth among quarterbacks in the league, and he's averaging 7.7 yards per carry.All-Pro safety Kevin Byard said the Jaguars are more balanced spreading the ball out when Fournette is out of the lineup, so the safety is hoping to face the punishing running back personally."One of the hardest rushers in the league, this guy runs behind his pads, a strong runner," Byard said. "I hope he plays. I think you want to go up against some of the best guys in the league."Notes: Titans coach Mike Vrabel said QB Marcus Mariota was limited but did more Thursday. LT Taylor Lewan practiced fully and was meeting a doctor later Thursday hoping to be cleared from the concussion protocol. RT Jack Conklin was limited. LB Kamalei Correa did not practice because of a back injury.Follow Teresa M. 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