Tuesday practice roundup

August 24, 2011 · By · Filed Under Football 
Coach Turner

Coach Turner talking with defensive lineman Rodney Thomas during preseason camp.

Tuesday morning the Jaguars hit the practice field to continue to get ready for the quickly approaching season. The practice session lasted around two hours and the players were in full pads.

Practice kept the same flow with special teams work first before going into individual drills. During individual drills the offensive line focused on screens and pass fundamentals while the skill positions worked on routes and blocking. They also worked on inside running drills before transitioning into skeleton passing drills. While Skeleton drills were occurring, the offensive linemen were working on pass protection.

The offense and defense then faced scout teams with the offense running around 35 plays. After scout team work, the offense and defense then came together to work on picking up the blitz. The defense recorded three sacks and four forced incompletions in an eight play series. The lone completion was a four yard gain by Corey Waldon on a pass from C.J. Bennett.

The Jags then ended the practice with more special teams work as they worked on punt returns.

Coach Jones commented on the practice by saying, “I thought it was a very good practice with good intensity. We picked it up during inside drills. I felt good about practice today. The kids came out a little slow at first because it was so early, but after 15 or 20 minutes they kicked it in gear.”

He continued speaking about the defense, “Defensively, we have a good feel for what they [West Alabama] have been doing on offense, and hopefully we can adjust to some of the things they do. The coaches are doing a good job of getting them a lot of reps and seeing things that we think they are going to do. Offensively, they are a little different coverage-wise from what we’ve been going against in practice so we have to look at those coverages. The front is fairly similar, so we’re going to make sure we expose our kids to that as much as we can the next week-and-a-half.”

The Jaguars return to the Practice Facility on Wednesday at 7:15am to continue preparing for the season. The Jags open season game against West Alabama is only eight days away.

Go Jags!


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