Jaguars WR Lee Evans sees improvement in Mike Mularkey

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Lee Evans thinks coach Mike Mularkey is better prepared to succeed in Jacksonville than he was when he led the Buffalo Bills.

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"When we sat down and talked, he was candid about going through it the first time in Buffalo," said the 31-year-old receiver, who recently signed with Jacksonville as a free agent, in comments to the Jaguars' official website. "I think he has been able to learn from that, so coming into this time he's a lot better at (being a head coach)."

Mularkey resigned as head coach of the Buffalo Bills after two seasons (2004-'05), compiling a 14-18 record. He was the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator for the past four seasons.

Evans, who spent his first two years in the league playing for Mularkey when he coached Buffalo, signed a one-year deal with Jacksonville earlier this month after spending last season with the Baltimore Ravens.

"He knows more what to expect and I think that's a big part of it," Evans added. "The coaches and guys he has around him are a big part of it as well, and I think this staff is very, very good."

Evans played in nine games with the Ravens last year and caught only four passes for 74 yards.

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