Happy Sunday Big Cat Country! With Jaguars football in full swing, I thought we would do something different for this week’s tweets of the week. What better way to chase away the Sunday scaries than to watch clips and read highlights from training camp last week?
ESPN Jaguars Reporter, Michael DiRocco:
The Jaguars’ OL ranking 31st in pass block win rate last season (ahead of only the Indianapolis Colts) by ESPN Analytics using NextGen GPS tracking data is apparently a point of contention for this year’s unit, evidenced by the shirt worn today by OC Press Taylor. pic.twitter.com/DrqvZ7vDJR— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) July 27, 2023
1010xl’s Mia O’Brien:
Ridley, Engram… Gerrit Prince, oh my! #Jaguars playmakers BALLED OUT at Day 3 of Training Camp— 1010 XL / 92.5 FM (@1010XL) July 28, 2023
Mia breaks it all down in today’s edition of “Quick Hits,” driven by @arlingtontoy pic.twitter.com/aeMxgh1eAj
This byte from Mike Caldwell on Travon Walker is worth your 1:09 (and the screen record)— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) July 28, 2023
“He’s just understanding now that ‘I’m the guy. I’m the No. 1 pick. But I’m also Travon’” #Jaguars | #DUUUVAL
( : https://t.co/n06LGxDNMh | question: @ESPNdirocco) pic.twitter.com/7XGIbHx8gE
Evan Engram didn’t think he would be tagged + admits it was a rollercoaster the last few months.— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) July 27, 2023
“I think I even joked on Twitter about it… and then I did end up getting tagged” #Jaguars | #DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/rC1gutAAHu
WJXT4 Sports Anchor Jamal St. Cyr:
Trevor and Zay making it look easy pic.twitter.com/IFcdTDr3CM— Jamal St. Cyr (@JStCyrTV) July 28, 2023
Position Switch— Jamal St. Cyr (@JStCyrTV) July 29, 2023
De’Shaan Dixon moved from outside linebacker to D-line.
He bulked up 20 pounds over the offseason for the position change.
"I like the change definitely a new position for me." pic.twitter.com/yKI6epD8UX
A fan just yelled at Jags WR coach Chad Hall “Diggs or Ridley?”— Jamal St. Cyr (@JStCyrTV) July 29, 2023
Chad Hall responded “My boy Rid.”
NFL Photographer Logan Bowles:
Florida Times-Union Jacksonville Jaguars Reporter Demetrius Harvey:
A couple of Jaguars defenders that have stood out to me this far: Josh Allen and Foye Oluokun.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) July 29, 2023
Oluokun looks like he has an extra step this year. I think Devin Lloyd has looked better too which could be why Foye has improved.
This unit has a really good opportunity this year.
#Jaguars HC Doug Pederson mentions second-year CB Greg Junior as someone that has "Stepped up... caught the attention" within the secondary.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) July 29, 2023
#Jaguars HC Doug Pederson says that he is eager to see RB Travis Etienne when the pads come on (Tuesday).— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) July 29, 2023
Said that part of what they're working with him is more under-center carries. He's already had plenty of work in shotgun.
#Jaguars rookie safety Antonio Johnson with the first pick of training camp. Picked off CJ Beathard in team drills.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) July 29, 2023
Second interception of camp goes to second year LB Chad Muma who jumped in front of Ridley to pick of Lawrence. Good play. #Jaguars— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) July 29, 2023
Kevin Austin with a nice touchdown going up against Tyson Campbell. Great throw by Trevor Lawrence. #Jaguars— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) July 29, 2023
Florida Times-Union Jacksonville Jaguars Reporter Juston W. Lewis
Calvin Ridley is better than advertised. Everything you’ve read or seen on him probably doesn’t even describe just how good he really is.— Juston W. Lewis (@JustonLewis_) July 29, 2023
The dude looks like he’s locked in to show everyone who wrote him off just how wrong they were.
The vibe around this year’s camp compared to last year is completely different.— Juston W. Lewis (@JustonLewis_) July 29, 2023
Everything seems way more fluid (as expected) and as OC Press Taylor mentioned earlier this week, Trevor is in complete control of that offense.
Defensively, the continuity of those guys is going to be big this year.— Juston W. Lewis (@JustonLewis_) July 29, 2023
There were points last season where communication was an issue. The fact that the terminology is the same, coaches are the same, players are the same is going to be important.
All of the usual suspects are doing well (no pads yet) but Devin Lloyd has caught my eye a bit.— Juston W. Lewis (@JustonLewis_) July 29, 2023
The talent was always there, it might be on full display this season.
And lastly, McManus is gonna put a lot more points on the board this year. I haven’t seen him miss yet.— Juston W. Lewis (@JustonLewis_) July 29, 2023
We haven’t heard a peep about kicking. Last year that was not the case at all.
#Jagaurs HC Doug Pederson on CB Tyson Campbell: "I just love the way he came back and really has embraced being in that conversation for one of the top corners in the league" pic.twitter.com/xfi2HdeqyF— Juston W. Lewis (@JustonLewis_) July 29, 2023
Jaguar Report Reporter John Shipley:
No pads on, but Travon Walker with a good rep in team drills. Completely stuffed an outside run for a TFL— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) July 27, 2023
D'Ernest Johnson pops off a long run in team drills. House call— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) July 27, 2023
Josh Allen has had a very good start to camp.— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) July 28, 2023
If Prince and Farrell produce and develop like what the hype keeps indicating, the Jaguars have a chance to have awfully loaded TE room in terms of depth and versatility. One of the previously biggest holes on the roster post-Marcedes could become one of the deepest rooms.— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) July 28, 2023
Strange had a good day today too. Caught a TD and saw Doug Pederson coaching him up on some run plays. That's on top of Evan Engram looking like Evan Engram. Crazy development of that room.— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) July 28, 2023
Pederson says that Etienne has been such a good shotgun runner in his career that they want to emphasize more under-center runs with him— John Shipley (@_John_Shipley) July 29, 2023
Jaguars Senior Reporter J.P. Shadrick:
"It's hard not to be excited."@TrevorLawrencee sits down with @Sara_Walsh to talk about expectations down in Jacksonville.— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) July 29, 2023
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