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Jaguars Continue 2001 Minicamp

The Jacksonville Jaguars completed the second day of their three-day minicamp today at Ferrell Fields.

"I think there was some more opportunity for some guys to make some plays (as compared to Friday)," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "The kids that I was not sure what their contributions would be did all right this morning. I was glad to see that, because that is what this is all about, asking those types of questions. In camp you are going to have that kind of competition. We saw some good things. The defense played well in the early period, and the offense played better as the day went on."

With 46 new players attending the minicamp, Coughlin commented on role of veteran players stepping up and leading by example. "It's more of a community right now. I would really like to see all of them direct the young players because there are so many of them," he said. "I want the veterans to make sure the young players know how to practice. The better they practice, the better they will help us at training camp."

And Coughlin remarked that he and his coaching staff have had to be mindful of all of the new players. "I think you have to have more patience. You have to exhibit more patience than you would like to. You have to understand there are a lot of players here that have never been a part of something like this. If they are going to contribute, they have to be given that opportunity. You can't be closed-minded about someone just because he had a bad morning."

The three-day minicamp will continue on Sunday, with the final practice at 9:50 a.m. Players are practicing in shorts without pads.

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