Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey, who was hospitalized for tests Monday after he told the team’s training staff he wasn’t feeling well and then was released later in the day, was back on the job Tuesday. Because the players are off Tuesday, he didn’t have a practice to conduct. On Tuesdays, the coaches put together the game plan. The Jaguars will resume practice Wednesday for Sunday’s game in Miami, and Mularkey will be conducting his usual news conference.
Experiencing the NFL draft for the first time since starting his own agency, Steve Caric wanted to be prepared. Even though he was convinced client Russell Allen had produced a resume at San Diego State worthy of being selected, a contingency plan was prepared. If Allen wasn’t drafted, what team would give him the best chance to succeed as a free agent? "Based on their depth chart, based on their history with undrafted guys and who was inclined to give me a shot, we made a list and ranked them 1-32," Allen said.
The NFL is professional football, and that’s key to remember for the rest of the season. That was a major theme for several Jaguars veterans early this week in the wake of a home loss Sunday to the New York Jets. It was their second consecutive loss, and dropped them to 2-11, and although that record is nowhere near what the Jaguars expected or wanted in 2012, several key veterans – guard Uche Nwaneri and cornerback Rashean Mathis included – said Monday that can’t dictate the rest of the season. So, what must define the rest of the season? Professionalism, playing to win.