The Jacksonville Jaguars went through two spirited practices today,
with NFL referees officiating.
"The defense did very well," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "But
the offense was very average and really not as competitive as they
need to be. It was sloppy with fumbles and other things going on.
But intensity definitely came up."
Running back Fred Taylor worked on a limited basis in both
practices because of a stomach virus. Several other players
continue to be limited because they are coming off injuries: LB
Bryce Paup (pectoral), RB James Stewart (knee), DE Renaldo
Wynn (groin), DE Tony Brackens (shoulder), TE Rich Griffith
(knee) and WR Damon Dunn (hamstring).
The Jaguars will practice at 8:40 a.m. Friday, and then the team will
leave after dinner for Greenville, S.C. for Saturday's two practices
against the Atlanta Falcons at Furman University.
Coughlin commented on the following players:
Carnell Lake - "He's not a talker. He's a very knowledgeable guy.
He does teach. He does lead by example. He's good in the
classroom. He just brings an aura of professionalism that is really
good for our secondary, our young secondary, but for the whole
team as well."
Brant Boyer - "He's all football player. He's smart. He has good
instincts. He's an outstanding special teams player. He'll be
effective in the nickel and dime package. Brant's a good football
player, and he's gotten better every year."
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