May 6, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey greets players as they stretch during rookie mini camp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
The Jacksonville Jaguars wrapped up their three-day minicamp on Thursday afternoon and now the veterans will be off until training camp starts on July 26. Head coach Mike Mularkey felt good about his round of OTAs and minicamp as the new head coach of the Jaguars.
"As much as we got installed and executed on the field. A lot of different situations were practiced throughout all these practices but especially here. This last one, we hit on a lot of things," Mularkey told reporters after practice. "From the first play of practice to the end we were trying to hit on situations. These guys responded great. Really the effort was unbelievable for everybody. Really great effort."
Mularkey made sure to speak with the team on the final day as well, generally reserved for a guest speaker, to warn the players about keeping themselves in check during their weeks off until training camp. "I did that this morning, again and used a couple of incidents that have happened in the past two weeks," Mularkey told reporters Thursday. "Some of them tragic that sure weren't planned before the night started. I just really want them to think about what they're about to do, how they're going to do it, when they're going to do it and all those things and how much it affects their families first and obviously their job. I did address it."