JACKSONVILLE – Jaguars 2022 Training Camp continued Wednesday.
It was the 13th day of the first training camp under Head Coach Doug Pederson, featuring a full-pads practice at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville Knight Sports Campus. Each day throughout camp, members of Jaguars Media – senior correspondent Brian Sexton, senior reporter/editor J.P. Shadrick and reporter/host Ashlyn Sullivan – will share an observation.
Here are Wednesday's "campservations:"
Brian Sexton, Jaguars Senior Correspondent…
Today was the dog day of training camp for the Jaguars. Maybe it was the cool breezes from Monday evening's session at TIAA Bank Field, the day off on Tuesday, or what felt like the hottest day of camp thus far, but the Jaguars didn't have their best practice. There were plenty of dropped passes, a couple of interceptions, blown coverages, and missed assignments. It's training camp, that happens and it's how a team gets better, but it doesn't make the coaching staff happy. The quarterback wasn't pleased and Trevor Lawrence's body language showed it as he made his way to the interview tent. I spoke with wide receiver Zay Jones after practice, and he pointed out some things that needed to be better before the season begins but added that you don't get better unless you know where you need to be better. I think it's safe to say that Doug Pederson and his staff will let these guys know exactly where they need to improve before Thursday's final practice session at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville Knight Sports Campus.
J.P. Shadrick, Jaguars Senior Reporter/Editor …
The heat won on Wednesday, but the defense had some heat of their own while giving Lawrence and the offense fits all morning. Lawrence credited the defense for creating pressure on third and medium-to-long situations, but even as a team overall it just did not feel like the smoothest of practices. In addition, wide receiver Zay Jones continues to have a nice camp, and offensive coordinator Press Taylor had plenty to say about his preparation and mindset upon his arrival to Jacksonville in free agency. Taylor said that Jones was asking about plays that had not even been installed yet, and that he played well in the slot last week with Christian Kirk off to the side battling an ankle issue. The Lawrence-to-Jones connection has the makings of something special, or at least they're off to a great start.
Ashlyn Sullivan, Jaguars Team Reporter…
Today was a rough day for the offense, the most out-of-sync I have seen them perform in training camp. I thought quarterback Trevor Lawrence was very insightful of their struggles today when he spoke after practice. He talked about the difficulty of coming off a Monday night practice in the stadium where it was much cooler outside, having a day off yesterday and then jumping right into a very hot, very long practice on Wednesday. There have been days where the offense starts slow and they pick it back up by the end of the practice. Today was not one of those days, they just couldn't find their rhythm. That is a credit to the defense who seems to be improving daily, the secondary gave no window for Lawrence to complete a pass. Coverage was especially tight from cornerback Tyson Campbell, who Lawrence complemented after practice for turning into a very instinctive corner who has come a long way.
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The heat was in full force on the 13th day of the Jaguars 2022 Training Camp. Click through to view the best practice photos.