The Jacksonville Jaguars held two practice sessions today at the practice fields at Alltel Stadium with a morning special teams session and an evening session in full pads. The evening session hosted 718 fans and the Jaguars surpassed the 25,000 fan mark at training camp for the fourth consecutive season under head coach Jack Del Rio.
As the Jaguars head towards their first preseason game at Miami this Saturday, competition at many positions remains at a high level. The Jaguars will travel to Dolphin Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised live in Jacksonville on WTEV-TV CBS 47, and on WOKV Radio (690) and WJGL Radio (96.9).
"When you have a group of running back like we have that are very talented, very competitive and really good guys, you have significant improvements in all the positions," said Alvin Pearman on the running back competition. "It helps when you can come out to practice and compete every day and improve little aspects of your game, and the team gets better."
Camp will continue on Wednesday with two practice sessions at 10:15 a.m. (shorts) and 4:15 p.m. (full pads) on the practice fields at Alltel Stadium.
NOTE OF THE DAY: ELITE COMPANY: The Jaguars have placed an emphasis on stopping the run under head coach Jack Del Rio and defensive coordinator Mike Smith. The Jaguars rank sixth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed from 2003-2005. The Jaguars have allowed only eight opposing players to rush for 100 yards from 2003-05 (48 games), the second-best in the NFL during that time. Only three players rushed for 100-plus rushing yards against the Jaguars in 2005 (Edgerrin James, Colts; Mike Anderson, Broncos; Steven Jackson, Rams).