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Jaguars Training Camp Round Up

Let's take a spin around the internet to see what people are saying about the Jacksonville Jaguars training camp.

Blaine Gabbert not as sharp, gets little help in Jaguars' scrimmage |
If you were assigning a grade to how rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert performed in Saturday night's Jaguars' scrimmage, where veteran starter David Garrard rested on the sidelines, it'd probably be nothing more than average based on his numbers (12 of 27 for 76 yards, 1 touchdown). However, that doesn't necessarily tell the whole story because Gabbert's teammates could have done a lot more to aid his cause. The first-round draft pick would have been sacked twice had quarterbacks been allowed to be touched, and neither happened because he held the ball too long.

Jaguars QB David Garrard's back feeling better |
Jaguars quarterback David Garrard doesn't expect his lower-back tightness to be a serious issue. But the injury that held him out of Friday's practices and Saturday's scrimmage is a recurring problem that he said might have been exacerbated by a lack of preventative treatment during the lockout.

Blaine Gabbert looks poised, but still performs like a rookie in Jaguars' scrimmage |
Blaine Gabbert showed flashes of his potential, but also played like a rookie quarterback at times in the Jaguars’ annual intrasquad scrimmage Saturday night. Gabbert completed 12-of-27 passes for 76 yards and one touchdown before 15,122 fans. Gabbert was a victim of four drops.

Let the games begin for Jaguars |
Now it begins. After a lockout that lasted more than four months, a draft, a frenzied, free agent signing period and 10 days of training camp, including a scrimmage, the Jaguars are getting ready to play football against another team again.

Too big to practice: Dan Williams and "Pot Roast" Knighton | ProFootballTalk
Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton hasn’t practiced during training camp because he’s out of shape, a fact that would be more surprising if his nickname wasn’t "Pot Roast." Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio told us at the Scouting Combine that weight was a problem for the promising interior lineman, and that problem hasn’t gone away.

Looking at Blaine Gabbert’s first scrimmage | ProFootballTalk
Blaine Gabbert has impressed onlookers at practice during training camp by all accounts. During his first scrimmage, he reportedly looked more like you’d expect from a rookie.

Scrimmage caps first full week - Jaguars news on
All in all, Jack Del Rio liked what he saw. The Jaguars, a little more than a week after opening 2011 Training Camp, finished the open-to-the-public portion of camp on Saturday night with an open-to-the-public controlled scrimmage at Everbank Field. The final score was a 33-11 victory for the white team, on offense. Del Rio, the Jaguars’ head coach, said he was pleased with a lot from the evening.

Plenty of motivation - Jaguars news on
Mike Thomas won’t say he doesn’t hear it. You don’t have to whisper to Thomas that there are fans, media and other observers who believe that he and his teammates in the Jaguars’ wide receiver corps aren’t enough, and that the team must absolutely, positively sign a No. 1 wide receiver.