It’s been a week since the Jacksonville Jaguars held a mandatory minicamp which was opened to the public. June 14th and 15th were opened to the public and there was a closed minicamp on June 16th.
The two days opened to the public allowed the fans to get their first glimpse of the team in a somewhat “practice” environment and it was in shorts and no pads. Attendance was 2,377 for the 14th and about 3,000 for the 15th camp.
I went to the June 15th minicamp with my camera and plenty of water because it was HOT!! It was in the 90’s.
All pictures posted are mine unless indicated who took that picture.
K Jason Myers
CB Demetruis McCray left and CBB Davob House right picture from Jaguar.com
Long Snapper Carson Tinker
FA Rookie TE Braedon Bowman on the left 2nd round pick LB Myles Jack on the right
The first part of practice was broken into their respective sections going through drills.
Defensive lineman were doing rushing techniques while the middle linebackers and defensive backs were going through coverage packages. Then all the units got together to practice defensive schemes.
Quarterbacks and receivers worked together as well as running backs. All were going through the routes.
The offensive lineman were doing blocking techniques and drills. They were near me. Assistant head coach-offensive and offensive line coach, Doug Marrone looked at me while I was taking pictures several times of the practice. He noticed the shirt that I was wearing, a Syracuse Football T-shirt at that. He then called me out.
During a break in practice Coach Marrone came over to me and we started talking. He is well aware of what is going on with the Syracuse Football program. He asked me what I thought of the hiring of Dino Barbers and I told him it was a good move. We talked about Syracuse and New York. Marrone is from the Bronx and I am from Brooklyn.
After the break, the team went through team activities. Offense versus defense and special team drills.
Some notes from the activities:
The defense is going to be different. I can see several starters from last year playing “second fiddle” to the new starters or even being cut from the team.
Fans are really excited about the Jaguars. There hasn’t been this much excitement in a long time.
Myles Jack played all 3 linebacker positions. He looks like “the real deal.”
Jalen Ramsey was working out with a trainer pulling weights while walking.
There is a strong possibility that FA rookie Braedon Bowman might make the team. They like him as a TE and the team has been using him as a fullback.