Jack Del Rio needs a new scoring system for his annual intrasquad scrimmage. Friday night's score, 29-15 in favor of the offense, is not indicative of what happened.
"The good news is I put the offense in position that (Josh) Scobee could kick field goals. We have work to do. We could be crisper than we were," Del Rio told reporters following the scrimmage at Alltel Stadium.
Fred Stamps caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Quinn Gray, Maurice Jones-Drew broke loose on a long run down the sideline and Greg Jones showed quickness to go with his power. Other than for those highlights on offense, defense dominated the night.
"Maurice made a nice run. He showed that explosive quality he has," Del Rio said of his second-round draft choice. Jones-Drew gained 39 yards on four carries and scored on a three-yard touchdown run. He was also involved in the punt-return and kickoff-return action.
"For me, it was a chance to see what it's like. I was able to make some pretty decent runs. It just felt good to get hit hard; to get tackled to the ground," Jones-Drew said.
Greg Jones gained 19 yards on four carries and Fred Taylor rushed three times for nine yards. LaBrandon Toefield and Alvin Pearman are battling to make the roster, but neither back had a break-out night. Toefield carried five times for 18 yards and Pearman was a minus two yards on three carries. Each caught a pass for five yards.
Gray's pass to Stamps was the only significant completion. Byron Leftwich completed six of 11 passes for 36 yards. He was intercepted by David Richardson when a pass thrown behind Ernest Wilford was tipped into Richardson's hands. David Garrard was three of five for 14 yards and Gray was four of 10 for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Stamps certainly helped his cause. He's a longshot to make the roster but he gained ground in the scrimmage. Stamps has been on and off the Jaguars' and Ravens' practice squads and is in his third season of trying to stick on an NFL roster.
"He's about as hungry as anybody out here. He makes circus catches every day. He's giving himself a chance. He's just got to be one of the best five (wide receivers)," Del Rio said of Stamps' pursuit of a roster spot.
Wilford and Reggie Williams were the starting wide receivers, as Matt Jones was held out of the action due to the sprained ankle he sustained earlier in the week. Wilford caught one pass for eight yards and Williams had a 12-yard grab.
Chad Owens caught one pass for three yards, George Wrighster two for nine yards, Charles Sharon one for nine yards, Kahlil Hill one for six yards and Felton Huggins one for five yards.
"We didn't give him a lot of chances to make plays," Del Rio said of Leftwich. "He's had a good, solid camp. I'm hoping for much crisper performances from all of our offensive guys when we go down to Miami.
On defense, rookie linebackers Clint Ingram and Brian Iwuh stood out. Ingram, a third-round pick, put a big hit along the sideline on Pearman. Iwuh, an undrafted guy from Colorado, sniffed out a screen and broke up the pass intended for Jones-Drew.
"That's the type of thing we saw studying him coming out of college," Del Rio said of Ingram's hit.
First-round pick Marcedes Lewis was credited for sound blocking, including the block that cleared the path down the sideline for Jones-Drew.
Scobee booted field goals of 47 and 50 yards. The scrimmage drew 7,855 fans.
Safety Gerald Sensabaugh was the lone casualty of the night. He rolled over on an ankle and is likely to miss time.
The Jaguars will conduct a mock game at Alltel Stadium at 10 a.m. Saturday. The public is invited to attend and there will be no charge for admission.