Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Notes before Day 2 of Jaguars camp
By Paul Kuharsky
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Four notes from my first day with the Jaguars before diving into Day 2 of minicamp.
1) Coach Gus Bradley said that Maurice Jones-Drew spoke to the entire team on Monday night, offering an apology for his recent distraction.
2) What happens in team periods in these practices is off the record and can’t be shared by the media. But when Bradley fields a question about something that unfolds and choses to address it, some details can be revealed. The coach acknowledged that seventh-round rookie cornerback Demetrius McCray got some work with the first team and said McCray “did a good job with it.”
3) A couple of the regular reporters sought out one of the team’s four tryout players after practice. Tight end Lance Kearse, a cousin of one-time Titans star defensive end Jevon Kearse, s 6-foot-6, 240 pounds. The Jaguars are quite thin behind Marcedes Lewis. Lance Kearse vomited as practice was getting started, but AP’s Mark Long spoke to him and Kearse said it wasn’t nerves, he just ate too much.
4) I am sure in time I’ll get used to them, but that doesn’t mean they’ll get any better. The gold and black helmets are bad. From a lot of angles, they look like someone made the same mistake over and over with a can of spray paint. The franchise tried to hard to be different. But if different is bad, being different isn't the way to go.