The Jacksonville Jaguars were back on the field Thursday afternoon for more organized team activities (OTAs) and there was actually something tangible and interesting to come out of it. Jaguars starting center, well maybe not anymore, Brandon Linder indicated that he’s mostly been taking snaps at guard for the Jaguars so far in OTAs.
Linder says he is working mostly at guard but does see some work at center. #Jaguars— Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) June 1, 2017
Typically during OTAs we don’t get much specifics, because even when they are open to the media there is a quasi-gag order about what happens. The job of the reporters however is when players and coaches meet with the media, to get as much as possible out of them because if they talk about it, it means the media can talk about it.
They pulled a nugget here, as it might give an indication of the offensive line lineup going forward. Linder did note that he will be taking reps at center in the future, but remember last week head coach Doug Marrone indicated they would be moving people around and trying different combinations on the offensive line to find the best five, in lieu of looking for “chemistry” on the unit.
Shifting Linder back to right guard, where he was excellent as a rookie, just might improve the line more so than him staying at center. I don’t know who was taking snaps at center while Linder was at guard, but my educated guess would be the starting center from a few seasons ago in Luke Bowanko, who looked pretty good late in the season when he was called into to duty.