The Jaguars held one practice this morning and will leave this afternoon for Tampa, where they will practice against the Buccaneers on Saturday. Six days into camp, the Jaguars are putting the pieces together as they move closer to the first preseason game in nine days.
As the team prepares to practice with Tampa Bay, head coach Tom Coughlin said "I'm looking forward to tomorrow and practicing against another color uniform. They had an outstanding finish to last season and have improved. We will focus on all areas of the game, and it will give the guys who need to work hard a chance to show what they can do."
Coughlin also noted the reduction of mental mistakes. "We have gotten to a point where just making one or two errors doesn't slow down a practice. Everyone is learning from mistakes," said Coughlin. As for the rookies learning curve, he said, "Our rookies worked hard this spring in the minicamps and in June and have had all of this before. They are looking to he veterans at their position as examples and in general are picking it up well."
In preparation for the preseason opener vs. Carolina on August 3, the Jaguars have been implementing more of their playbook. "On offense, we have touched on everything, but not to a lot of depth," said Coughlin. "By the end of next week we should have all of it implemented."
The Jaguars will practice at 8:30 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Tampa with the Buccaneers. The team will return Saturday night and will not practice on Sunday.