The Jaguars held their fourth day of training camp today with practices in both the morning and the afternoon. A number of the team's 19 rookies who are participating in their first NFL training camp have already made their presence known, and head coach Tom Coughlin commented on their indoctrination.
"This time of camp is tough on rookies," said Coughlin. "Their circuits are on overload. Some of them are starting to flash their red lights. What's important is that they have the poise to maintain and stay up with the physical part of camp. They have to have staying power, energy and explosion, and they have to focus. But this is how they step up and show what they can do."
The team's rookies are led by No. 1 draft pick Renaldo Wynn, a defensive tackle from Notre Dame who participated in his first two-a-day practice on Wednesday.
The team spent much of the morning practice on short-yardage and goal-line work. "We will have touched on all situations in our first week," said Coughlin. "The tempo really picked up today in the 9 on 7 drill, and the goal-line work was crisp with good hitting."
The Jaguars will practice at 8:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on Thursday on the Ferrell Fields adjacent to ALLTEL Stadium. On Friday, the team will practice in the morning only before leaving for Tampa, where they will practice against the Buccaneers twice on Saturday.