Jaguars Back On The Practice Field, News About Darrow Fisher

August 17, 2010 · By · Filed Under Football 

The Jags started preseason camp with nine consecutive days of practice that culminated in Saturday’s scrimmage. Then the team had a much needed day off on Sunday and hit the practice field for two hours on Monday in shells. The last hour of practice was offense versus defense even though they were not wearing full pads.

Coach Jones was pleased with the offense saying, “Offensively, I thought that we came out with a little more spirit today. I saw some good leadership there, and the coaches were coaching harder, I really liked what I saw on that side of the ball this morning.”

Coach Jones was also quoted, “I saw a great attitude today. Actually, when we came out here you could see that some of the things that were mistakes on the film [from Saturday’s scrimmage] were actually fixed, and I thought it might take two or three days to do that. We still have more to work on, because the challenge is they have to be better by Saturday than they are today. If they take that attitude they will be able to accomplish that.”

On Tuesday the Jags were back in full contact drills once again. The defense came up big in the third down red zone drills. They broke up four passes while holding the offense to two yards or less in 14 of 18 snaps. On the fifth play in the drill, Enrique Williams sacked the quarterback, but on the next play C.J. Bennett would find Bryant Lavender for an 18 yard touchdown.

However, the defense would tighten up allowing a total of four yards in the next five plays. But the offense would find a way to get into the end zone when Raymond Cotton would score on an eight yard run. Then the final six plays of the drill the offense would not gain positive yardage with three plays being pass breakups.

A more detailed overview of the practice is available on the website.

The word coming from campus is that defensive back Darrow Fisher is out for the season with a torn ACL from Saturday’s scrimmage. This is not good news for a thin secondary which been a concern of the Jaguars coaching staff.


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