JACKSONVILLE – All in all, it was a good Week One.
Not that Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley expected any different from the team’s first three organized team activities practices of the 2014 offseason, but Bradley said there was one area he particularly liked.
Bradley, in his second season as the Jaguars’ Head Coach, puts an emphasis on teamwork and communication. That was an area where the Jaguars made progress last offseason.
But Bradley said the area is significantly improved so far in this year’s OTAs.
“I think that we’re coming together as a team and that’s what you would hope,” Bradley said Thursday afternoon following the third of 10 scheduled 2014 OTA practices at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields.
Bradley said the Jaguars appear to be communicating better on the field, saying that area is becoming a strength.
“I think the players really enjoy playing on the field with one another,” Bradley said. “Those are all things that we’re looking at as a team, too. Those are very important qualities to have as a team and that’s what I think we’re accomplishing.”
OTAs are scheduled to resume Monday, with OTA practices scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Thursday next week.
Thursday’s practice is free and open to the public and is scheduled to begin at 10:20 a.m. Fans must register to attend at jaguars.com/register.
Also around the Jaguars Thursday:
*Bradley said he is optimistic defensive end
*Bradley said he doesn’t worry about Clemons not being in shape or prepared. Clemons spent the past four seasons with Seattle, where Bradley was defensive coordinator from 2009-2012. “I know him well enough,” Bradley said. “The one thing I know about Chris Clemons is he’ll be ready to go and he’s in shape. I feel better now about his situation and he assured me he will be here Sunday and I say that with 98 percent confidence he’ll be here.” …
*Bradley said he likes the progress during OTAs along the offensive line, particularly along the left side and including center
*Bradley said he likes how reserve quarterback
*Thursday’s practice focused on situations, particularly red-zone and third-down situations. “I thought there was really good teaching going on,” Bradley said. “You’re seeing victories on both sides of the ball and that’s really good.”…