As one of the Jaguars players who spent the winter away from Jacksonville, linebacker Russell Allen had only read and heard about the off-the-charts energy level of new coach Gus Bradley.

That preview in mind, Allen got his first, up-close exposure of Bradley during a team meeting Tuesday morning to start the off-season program.

He wasn’t disappointed.

“It was awesome,” Allen said. “He’s excited, which I think comes as no surprise to anybody because we’re all excited and all glad to be here.”

Excited and glad to get rid of the 2-14 stench of last year.

With all but left tackle Eugene Monroe, who was excused, in attendance, Bradley spoke to the Jaguars for 45 minutes, introducing the assistants and laying out his vision of what the players should expect between now and mid-June.

Bradley was up at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday to finalize his remarks.

“I didn’t want to have a two-hour meeting with them and go through everything,” Bradley said. “It’s most important to hit them with [short talks]. From here on out, it will be maybe 15- or 20-minute shots from me. I wanted to give them a feel for what we’re about.”

Included were expectations — his for the players and vice versa — for the off-season.

“What he’s about, where he came from, what he expects of us, what we should expect from him,” Allen said.

Highlights were references to Mozart, Michelangelo and Beethoven.

“I want to really come across as our plan is being really simple,” Bradley said. “Michelangelo used three primary colors and look at what he did. Beethoven used seven notes and look at what he did. We don’t have to be complicated in our house.”