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Doug Marrone okay with Leonard Fournette leaping at end zone

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For a lot of fans, a scary moment happened in one of the Jacksonville Jaguars training camp practices. Fourth overall pick Leonard Fournette leapt over the pile on the goal line to crash down for a touchdown. Most fans don’t want to see a key part of their offense this season diving over the pile in practice.

Head coach Doug Marrone doesn’t seem to mind, though.

“No, I want to score. Just score,” Marrone said on Sunday when he was asked if he didn’t want Founette leaping the pile. “I didn’t even – when I saw him go up, a lot of people don’t teach that because you actually have to teach that and drill that from what I’ve seen in the past. I don’t know, I know we haven’t drilled that or taught that so just to see what his natural instinct would be, it’s something we just got to look at and see and if it’s something that he does then obviously we’ve got to drill it because it does take time.”

The Jaguars haven’t had a pile leaping type of running back in a long, long time, so it is a little weird to see it going on in practice. But, as Marrone says... “just score”.

If Fournette has the instinct to do that at the goal line, it’s going to be something we see practiced in training camp and potentially even see in the preseason. It’s still going to be scary every time, though.