Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Notebook; Minicamp Completed; Pair Added to Roster

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Notebook; Minicamp Completed; Pair Added to Roster

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran

Not surprisingly, coach Gus Bradley labeled the Jaguars' minicamp as a success after its completion Thursday.

"I thought it was a good three days," he said. "We wanted to set the tone for our style of play and the tempo of our practices and instill a mind-set or getting the ball and protecting the ball and you saw that. Guys were going for the ball the whole three days. The last thing we stressed were fundamentals and we really worked on those."

Because there was no contact allowed, the focus was about how players were learning the new systems in the meeting room and carrying it to the practice field while still practicing at a high tempo.

"Everybody has a different language for calling plays," said center Brad Meester, playing for his fourth Jaguars coach. "It doesn't mean it's blocked completely different but the play call is different, the calls on the line are different and we have to figure out a way to translate that."

Said Bradley: "One of my key points to the guys was, aeDon't focus on the results, focus on the whole process.' ... I told them to compete in their individual drills and against themselves - always getting better with their technique and fundamentals."

The minicamp was also a chance for Bradley to transition from a defense-only coach into the head coach.

On Thursday, he spent time rotating to the various position groups.

"You have a tendency to gravitate toward the side of the ball you coached," he said. "I spent some time with the defense, but I wanted to quickly get back to the offense."

Next up on the field for the Jaguars coaches is the rookie camp May 3-5.


Following the minicamp, the Jaguars signed two of the 18 tryout players: defensive end Pannel Egboh and safety Chris Banjo. It puts the Jaguars roster at 61 players.

The 27-year old Egboh (6-foot-6, 277 pounds) played 12 games for the Titans last year and took advantage of the opportunity created by injuries this week to Andre Branch (groin) and Jeremy Mincey (ear infection). …

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