JACKSONVILLE – Jedd Fisch knows what
What the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator doesn’t want is to over-use Gerhart, which is why Fisch said Thursday he doesn’t see Gerhart being a 300-carry running back this season.
Twenty carries a game? Twenty-five?
While such workloads haven’t been uncommon for backs in the past – and while Gerhart perhaps would not mind that many carries – Fisch said that’s not the plan for the player the Jaguars signed as an unrestricted free agent this past off-season.
“I think 300 carries is a lot of carries,” Fisch said Thursday before the sixth practice of Jaguars 2014 Training Camp at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. “We have to really see how we’re running the football and what we’re running well.”
Fisch called Gerhart and second-year veteran
“We need to be able to utilize all of our players’ strength,” Fisch said. “Toby should be a good workhorse, but that workhorse spot might not be what it was four years ago when you would feed a workhorse twenty carries a game.”
Fisch on Thursday discussed a variety of topics, including the continued development of veteran starting quarterback
“You feel really comfortable that he can get us out of plays,” Fisch said. “Sometimes, you’re calling plays thinking you’re going to get a certain defense. That’s not always going to be the case. But when you’re in Year One, you’re trying to process the play call you’re going to get. In Year Two, you can take that play call and say, ‘I think I know what he (the coordinator) wanted, but defensively we’re not getting it. Let me get out of this and get to something different.’
“He certainly has more of a green light in terms of getting us out of things and getting us into something that’s more of an advantage.”
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“We made (the run game) a little bit more (of an) emphasis (Thursday). We took one-on-ones and did a different period of practice so that we could go team run – get everybody involved. With the full pads, we really have to capture that. We’re putting more of an emphasis on the run game and it’s come along. We’ll just keep working at it.”
--- Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley
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