Jacksonville Jaguars NFL training camp snapshot 2013 | Audibles - SI.com
The Mike Mularkey experiment lasted a year. There were some "memorable" moments during his abbreviated coaching stint — Maurice Jones-Drew’s training camp holdout, Justin Blackmon’s aggravated DUI charge, the perplexing decision to play rookie Kevin Elliott and Mike Thomas at receiver over Cecil Shorts early in the season — but Jaguars fans would probably prefer simply to forget about last season’s 2-14 record, the worst in the franchise’s 18-year history, and move on to the upcoming year and a new regime. Owner Shahid Kahn has cleaned house and installed former Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and former Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell as the coach and general manager, respectively, to oversee one of the NFL’s biggest rebuilding project.
Jaguars TE Allen Reisner just wanted the coaches to know his name | jacksonville.com
Jaguars tight end Allen Reisner started the year with modest goals."My goal starting camp was to get the coaches to notice me so they would know my name and know who I was when it came to decision time," Reisner said.Decision time is here, and Reisner doesn’t need to be introduced to the coaches.He is in no danger of being cut when the roster is sliced to 75 players on Tuesday. The final cut to 53 is made a week from Saturday.He’s come a long way from being a face in the crowd in the offseason, one of 78 players inherited by the new regime.
Inside the Jaguars: Big opportunity for Scott
This time matters to Matt Scott. Quite a lot. That has been true for four months, with the rookie free agent quarterback from the University of Arizona steadily improving throughout the offseason and training camp in his effort to make the Jaguars’ 53-man roster. But these next two weeks? Yeah, there’s added importance. "It’s a big opportunity," Scott said Wednesday as the Jaguars prepared to play the Philadelphia Eagles in the third game of the 2013 preseason Saturday at EverBank Field.
Hayes catches on at linebacker | jacksonville.com
Jaguars outside linebacker Geno Hayes gets it now.Spending a year watching NFL greats Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs last season in Chicago served as a valuable teaching tool for the former Florida State standout.Hayes went from starting at least 13 games a season for Tampa Bay from 2009-11 to starting three last season with the Bears.He averaged 81 tackles for the Buccaneers in those three seasons, but made just 24 in 15 games last season in Chicago.A lost year? No way, according to Hayes.