Every NFL team was asked to select a popular player from their team to represent them in a weekly training camp blog. When no popular player volunteered the team became desperate and they came to me. I can already tell it’s going to be a special year because no one has mistaken me for Tyson Alualu as I make my daily walk into the stadium. Do my calves look like hamstrings? I didn’t think so. There has been a lot of buzz generated with our locker room renovations. It’s definitely an upgrade to say the least. Our sound system is unmatched to the point where even a slow paced, soft Celine Dion song can be turned up to levels that will make your ears bleed.
Just a year after the Jaguars signed free-agent linebacker Clint Session to a five-year, $29 million contract with $11.5 million guaranteed, his career might be in jeopardy because of concussion problems. Session has said he suffered three concussions last year, the last one on Nov. 20. He was placed on the injured-reserve list two days later.
Russell Allen doesn’t know what Clint Session’s future holds. Neither does Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey, but with Session out for at least the beginning of 2012 Training Camp with concussion issues that began last season, Allen said the reality is his situation actually doesn’t change much. He’ll play where told, and start if needed.
Mike Mularkey has no doubt the next two weeks will be productive. The Jaguars’ first-year head coach said he knows that because after six months on the job, he has a good idea about the players on the Jaguars’ roster. Still, training camp is about setting a tone, and in that vein, the first meeting of training camp sets the tone for the next two weeks. The Jaguars held their first meeting of the ’12 season Thursday night, and Mularkey said the focus was on getting as much as possible from what he said by definition will be a trying period.