The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their 2008 training camp with their first full special teams practice in the morning session. The 7:00 p.m. night practice will feature the first full padded practice and, for the third consecutive year, head coach Jack Del Rio will begin practice with the Oklahoma drill. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as gates will open at 6:15 p.m.
"I'm looking forward to the Oklahoma drill. I love competing and going up against new people and old tackles, so I am looking forward to the Oklahoma drill," said defensive end James Wyche. "Whoever the coach puts in there against me, I'll go in there and handle it. It's a drill that I've loved doing since I was in high school, competing against someone that you know is good and see how it turns out."
For second-year defensive tackle Derek Landri, the highlight of this evening's practice will be the anticipation of the contact.
"Yesterday, we were pretty much full pads. We had uppers but it's the same tempo and same pace. It's about time that we get back into them. I'm tired of just running around people and even though I'm a smaller guy, I like running people over too," Landri remarked.
The Jaguars will prepare the rest of the week for Friday night's live scrimmage inside Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The scrimmage will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. and will be open to the public. The mock game is on Saturday morning and is not open to the public.
Camp will continue on Tuesday with two practice sessions at 10:15 a.m. (shorts) and 7:00 p.m. (pads).