The Jacksonville Jaguars completed their second full day of training camp with two spirited practices at Ferrell Fields.
"I thought there were a lot of good teaching things this morning," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "There was not as much enthusiasm as there was in day one, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Their energy was good, and the defense practiced pretty well. I was pleased with our assignments. Our movement up front has been good. I think there was a real good lesson in that the offense was not doing really well, and the lesson there is that it is not always going to go the way you want it to go, so somebody has to hold the position, take a stand and make something happen. It did not necessarily happen this morning, but it was a good learning experience."
Coughlin also mentioned that the team's 31 rookies are performing as expected. "The thing that is interesting about the young players is that some of them can retain it and some of them come out and almost have to go back to the first page. That is the real test - how they maintain it. I have seen some things that have indicated progress and I have seen some things, such as special teams, that I have been concerned at times with. As much time as we spend in some areas, it seems that the retention is not that good. There is no question it depends completely on what they hear in the classroom, otherwise they have trouble. But it will come."
Six players are being limited in practices because of injuries: OT Tony Boselli (ankle), S Carnell Lake (foot), TE Damon Jones (knee), LB Hardy Nickerson (knee), G/OT Zach Wiegert (knee) and WR Jimmy Smith (abdomen). Those players will usually work only one of the two practices as they continue to rehab their injuries. Today they worked only the afternoon session.
The Jaguars will not practice on Sunday, and they will go back to two-a-days on Monday at 8:40 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. The early session will be the first one of this year's training camp in full pads.