Jaguars' coach: no talking about injuries

General view of rookies and coaches during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on May...

General view of rookies and coaches during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on May 5, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (RICK DOLE/Getty Images/AFP)

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Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey believes the best way to protect players from injuries is to prevent them from talking about them to media.

At the first team meeting in Jaguars’ training camp Thursday, Mularkey told players they would be fined $10,000 for discussing injuries with media. Mularkey, in his first year as Jaguars head coach, said he also asked his coordinators to remind players of the policy every two weeks, according to the Florida Times-Union.

“Anything I know about a guy, anything I know is hurting on him, any comment he makes will play into how they attack a team or a position,” Mularkey said. “I just don’t think it’s anybody else’s business. ... If I feel like it’s going to jeopardize us or compromise us, I will not talk about specific injuries. Right now we’re really not in a position where I don’t feel free to talk about them because I feel pretty good about our team right now. But I will be the only voice.”


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