Today was the first day Tyson Alualu showed up for work. If it wasn’t for that, there would have been very little to see. Many veterans had the night off. There seemed to be little energy tonight, more like a learning night. Maybe they were putting in more of the playbook, I really don’t know.
I didn’t see much of Tyson, there wasn’t much game action tonight. Here is a sequence where Tyson chews up free agent tackle Kevin Haslam (#72). I’ve watched Kevin a few times and I doubt he makes the team. I guess I am saying before we get too excited about Tyson being a sack monster, this rush was against a free agent rookie. In a real game, I think David would have had time to get the pass off. Still a good start for our new guy on the line.
That was about it for Tyson.
There was a “blocking for your quarterback” drill tonight. In this sequence, Marcedes Lewis is holding off Kirk Morrison. Kirk can get to the quarterback, but not through Marcedes. I can’t help but think it is time to spend some time getting Marcedes under a new contract.
Finally, I reported out of mini-camp that Don Carey had trouble covering receivers. People wrote and told me I was wrong. Maybe I am, but here is Mike-Sims Walker taking advantage of him.
Some other quick notes:
The Jaguars spend a lot of time passing deep down field, usually to Nate Hughes.
Feddy Keiaho, the linebacker Gene picked off the Indianapolis Colts, looks like he can be a play-maker. He was hard to block in the “Block for you quarterback” drill.
Reggie got an interception. Looked like a dog with a bone strutting around for a minute. I am glad to see it. Reggie is like Rashean Mathis, not real physical, but does have interception hands. Keep it coming Reggie.
We will catch up on everything throughout the week. Tomorrow, Wednesday, is Oklahoma for Tyson. Hope they don’t cut his hair. It is the only way I know where he is.
Have a great night, see you tomorrow and one more thing… only 4,500 season tickets left before all games are sellouts. Get one. I think the Jaguars are going to be worth seeing.
- Terry O’Brien