JACKSONVILLE – On Day 2, the storylines picked up at Jaguars 2013 Training Camp.
Not coincidentally, the intensity did, too.
On a day when the competition between quarterbacks
With quarterback the focus of media and fans, Gabbert – who worked mostly with the starters on Friday – struggled early in practice, fumbling two snaps and throwing an interception in a mid-practice two-minute team drill.
“That’s all under our control,” Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said afterward, adding that such plays are “great tape” for review and work the rest of camp.
Henne then worked with the starters on the ensuing series in “two-minute,” throwing two completions to first-year wide receiver
Gabbert worked with mostly the second team on the ensuing series, moving the offense to the red zone with passes to the sideline to
Gabbert finished practice going three of three in 11-on-11, with Henne completing four of five passes in the drill.
“It felt good with what we did,” Henne said. “I thought both of us did a good job.”
“I didn’t see that,” Bradley said, laughing. “One of our fundamental rules, Rule No. 1, is protect the team. We want to make good decisions. We understand there are situations, but we’re also a team and we want to illustrate that on the field. We understand things like that may occur. We just want to make sure nothing jeopardizes our trust.”
PLAY OF THE DAY
There was no real highlight play, but Henne’s performance caught the idea of some observers.
He looked more efficient on Day 2 after struggling at times on Day One with an interception. He worked the ball well to Brown in a two-minute drill midway through practice, and while there was debate about Massaquoi’s touchdown – officials ruled he went out of bounds before coming back in – the drive was perhaps the best of the day.
Bradley praised Henne in the drill after practice.
“I don’t know that we’re worried about results,” Henne said. “I think we’re just going to work each and every day and trying to get better.”
2.Sanders continued to impress, catching intermediate routes early and turning several short passes into long gains.
4.Gabbert hit a long pass down the seam to Jordan Shipley late in practice, perhaps the day’s best throw from either quarterback.
LOOKING ON . . .
*A huge issue entering training camp was the defensive tackle rotation. Early on, it appears Sen’Derrkck Marks and Miller – two players signed as unrestricted free agents -- will start out in the starting lineup. Miller missed much of the offseason program with knee issues, but has worked full the first two days of camp and Marks remains in the starting lineup, where he was in the offseason.
*One area to watch will continue to be defensive line. While Marks and Miller are starting there, the unit has rotated heavily early in camp. That should remain the same, as the team tries to find the right combination for a group that likely will rotate heavily in the regular season.