Quick Bytes: The daily digest of everything you need to know about the Jacksonville Jaguars (and other things).
: I participated in two podcasts this week. First, the great guys at Football Guys had me on to talk about the Jaguars. (of course). Thanks again to Cecil and Sigmund for having me on. You can download the podcast here .
: If you liked that, you'll love the full hour I did with JagNation last night on their weekly talk show. Charlie Bernstein, Alfie, and myself debate and discuss just about everything you can think of about our Jaguars. I won't toot my own horn here, but I think this is a pretty good show. Download it here for your listening pleasure!
: The Wide Receiver picture might have gotten a little more clear today. Mike Walker was cleared by the medical staff to practice! He even came back a day earlier than he planned. Director of Scouting Gene Smith had this to say:
“He made a nice first-day impression. He looked both fast and quick. That’s a good sign for where he’s at. The one thing about Mike is he has a nice catching radius. Everything looks easy,” Smith said. “I think Mike can be as good as he decides to be, if he sustains his health.
OTA Report 6.3 and 6.4:
: David Garrard is getting ready to put on a show for the Jaguars fans this weekend. Monday and Tuesday's OTA's were, according to Vic Ketchman, "fantastic". He's "relaxed, throwing with ease" and most importantly, doing what star starting quarterbacks do. He's going to show the fans and the media that he's worth every penny.
: D.D Terry had a day of ups and downs. He's showing quickness and power in a third-down running back sort of way. Unfortunately, there's not much of a chance he'd see any time in the regular season in that role, but there's nothing wrong with developing some future talent. Terry put himself in a bad spot by missreading a blocking assignment and fumbling a ball. Remember, the Jaguars have a tight competition for the final RB spot, so one fumble, one missed assignment, and it's game over.
: Gregg Williams is giving a variety of defensive looks on every single snap. It's so intense that it's hard to measure the progress of Cleo Lemon and Paul Smith because of all the zone blitzing, safety blitzes, corner blitzes, etc. Williams is going to make sure that our quarterbacks are never surprised by anything.
: Reggie Williams, who I've heard very little about so far this OTA season, is looking "like a polished veteran receiver". I want nothing more than to see Reggie prove to the world that 10 touchdowns was anything other than a fluke season.
: Safety Jammal Fudge is back from Clemson after finishing classes!
: Gerald Sensabaugh is not accepting that Brian Williams took his starting spot lightly. Gerald deflected a few passes and looks completely recovered from his injured shoulders.
: Paul Smith is looking like a rookie quarterback, moments of brilliance, moments of frustration. Pay attention to #12 at Minicamp.
That's all for now. More exciting things coming down the pipeline!