It took years of begging before Brian Robiskie was even allowed to play the game in which his father made a living. Terry Robiskie, now a receivers coach with Atlanta, never wanted his son to feel pushed into it. He’d seen a lot in his years as an NFL player and assistant that he didn’t want his son to have to go through. He had Brian play baseball instead. But in seventh grade, Brian finally wore him down and was allowed to play football. "It was love at first sight," Brian Robiskie said.
Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey liked what he saw this week from Justin Blackmon. Mularkey, after praising the rookie wide receiver early in the team’s mandatory mini-camp, closed camp Thursday by again saying the No. 5 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft appeared to practice very well throughout the three-day session at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. "He had a little bit of an attitude about himself," Mularkey said. "Even in the individual drills, he just sped up everything he was doing."
What they wanted to get done they got done. And to Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey, that meant not only a successful three-day mini-camp at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields, but a successful 2012 offseason. The Jaguars on Thursday held a two-hour practice to close this week’s mandatory mini-camp, and afterward Mularkey said the final practice was a fitting way to wrap up a productive five-practice session.
The Jaguars are expecting a lot from Eben Britton. The right tackle will be back in the lineup and should give an offensive line that lacked sufficient depth to survive without him for most of last season a boost. He played in only four games last season -- and two of those were at left guard as they patched together a line. Ultimately, he had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.