LONDON -- As the Jacksonville Jaguars try and teach the game of football to kids at the Play 60 clinic on the west side of London, they're having to do it with heavy hearts.
Coach Gus Bradley's father passed away Sunday night and he will be meeting up with the team on Wednesday.
"Our hearts and prayers are with him and we're definitely thinking about him," said center Brad Meester.
"When we heard the news, I don't know if it were yesterday or today, my days are all tied up ... everyone was just heartbroken," said tight end DJ Williams.
"It's definitely unfortunate and we definitely have coach Gus' back and support," said cornerback Will Blackmon.
Blackmon understands what his head coach is going through. He lost his mother when he was six years old.
"When adversity happens, you have a choice. You can use it as an excuse of why you can't proceed with your life or you can try and understand it. Live your life and in honor of that person and that's what as a young boy, maybe I'm an old soul, and I made that choice to live a good life and make her proud," he said.
Williams said for him, it puts things in perspective.
"It's tough to loss a family member and it does put this whole thing into a big picture," he said. "So, our thoughts and prayers are with him. and we're so excited to get him back so we can show him a lot much need love."
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