MOBILE, ALA. — The standard for this year’s rookie quarterbacks was set by Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, the top two overall picks in 2012 who led the Colts and Redskins to the postseason. But they weren’t the only instant success stories, something this year’s Senior Bowl passers are aware of. Among the six quarterbacks in last year’s game, five started a combined 44 games, led by Russell Wilson (12-6 record for Seattle, including playoffs).
The Jaguars moved closer to completing their coaching staff by making three hires on Thursday. Joining Gus Bradley will be quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo, offensive line coach George Yarno and defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker. Scelfo, 53, was out of football last year after coaching the University of Arizona quarterbacks the previous two seasons; Yarno, 55, coached the Detroit Lions’ offensive line the last four years; and Walker, 52, left his job as New Mexico State’s head coach to join the Jaguars.
MOBILE, Ala. – Here’s what we learned from the Jaguars’ trip to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., this week . . . 1. Gus Bradley is a rock star. Yes, we established this last week at Bradley’s introductory presser in Jacksonville, but it’s apparent the Jaguars’ new head coach can not only carry a room, but an event. Bradley certainly wasn’t the only storyline around Mobile, Ala., this week, but there was a buzz around the team there, and he was a reason
The Jaguars offensive line was one of the worst pass-blocking units in the NFL in 2012, and could probably use an upgrade at every position except left tackle. Eugene Monroe has evolved into one of the best left tackles in the league and has certainly proven to be one of former Jaguars general manager Gene Smith’s only successful selections. The rest of the Jaguars offensive line leaves little to be desired.