The Jacksonville Jaguars finished the first week of training camp with a live scrimmage that took place in Alltel Stadium in front of 7,855 fans this evening following a brief practice session in the morning.
"We have a lot of work to do. I expect us to be a little crisper than we were offensively. I thought defensively we did some really good things," said head coach Jack Del Rio on the scrimmage. "The first week of camp is over and we continue on. We get back to work tomorrow morning with a mock game and we'll simulate all the things that we'll need to be sharp on when we start playing games for real, and even next week going to Miami, to look like a professional team."
Del Rio has been pleased with the progress of his offense through the first week of training camp and commented on second-round draft pick Maurice Jones-Drew.
"Maurice had a nice run and we just missed him on a screen. It would have been a gainer. He showed some of that explosive quality that he has. He has that ability to get out in the open field and then really get going. So I thought we got a little taste of that tonight," said Del Rio.
"It was a chance to go out there for real with the lights on," said Jones-Drew. "I made some pretty decent plays. I messed up on a few things, but I have to go back out there and make sure I don't do it again. I never try to make the same mistakes twice."
Camp will continue on Saturday with a Mock Game, which is open to the public inside Alltel Stadium at 10:00 a.m. The Jaguars' coaching staff and players will run through a practice session of game day procedures. Fans should park in Lots M, N, J, P, C & D, and enter through Gates 1 and 4. There will not be an autograph opportunity on Saturday.
The team will have Sunday off before resuming training camp on Monday with practice at 10:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.