Mike Mularkey didn't talk to Maurice Jones-Drew about his decision to skip voluntary organized team activities, and he didn't change that pattern this time around for the mandatory minicamp. "I did not contact him," Mularkey said. "We sent a letter to all the players informing all of them about the schedule for the camp, and we sent Maurice and Josh (Scobee), since they were the only two that have not had a physical, they we’re required to take physicals yesterday. So when they did not show I just assumed they would not be here today."
Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has seen a spring in Rashad Jennings’ step during minicamp. "A little kid running around like he’s happy to be back on the field," Mularkey said. "He’s got a pretty good spring in his step. It’s been fun to have him around here." Jennings has stepped in as the Jaguars starting running back during minicamp while Maurice Jones-Drew is away. Jennings insists this isn’t any different for him, at least not where his mind-set is concerned, even though he is coming off a year spent on injured reserve with an MCL sprain.
Mike Mularkey knew coming into the day what to expect. Because of that, the Jaguars’ head coach said he was pleased with what he saw from the first day of the team’s 2012 mandatory mini-camp Tuesday – i.e., good work, a team that picked up what was being taught quickly, and good play from several young players. That Maurice Jones-Drew didn’t attend?
Rashean Mathis couldn’t have been happier Tuesday. Because while there were things the Jaguars’ veteran corner couldn’t do in the team’s first mini-camp practice Tuesday morning, there was plenty he could do – and that meant he had attained a significant offseason goal.
ESPN’s Ron Jaworski is running through NFL quarterbacks in a SportsCenter "Quarterback countdown" series that started with Tim Tebow at No. 30. Jacksonville’s Blaine Gabbert registered at No. 29. While I don’t have the video to share, I think reading what Jaws had to say even without the pictures can be informative. Here’s analysis from Jaworski as he watched all-22 film of the Jaguars’ second-year QB: