July 27, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings (23) during the first afternoon of training camp practice at Florida Blue Health

Jennings Showing Something Special

The Jaguars annual scrimmage last night was a time for Rashad Jennings to show off just how good he has gotten after a year off in 2011.  Jennings had quarterback Blaine Gabbert gushing after the end of the scrimmage about his superb play.  According to Gabbert, “We started clicking. We got in a rhythm right there, hit some big runs. Rashad and the O-Line did a great job again, especially on the check downs when they were dropping in coverage.”

While the second year quarterback may be a bit easier to impress than other veterans on the team, the coaches and fans all took notice too.  There probably won’t be the drop-off that soem have anticipated with the Maurice Jones-Drew holdout in full effect.  And that may just be the final nail in the coffin for Pocket Hercules in his contract dispute.

I said get off! Source: US-Presswire

Runs of 14 and 16 yards combined with his 37 yards receiving make him an explosive threat, even against a strong defense.  It also shows his ability to get open, read the holes the right way, and that he knows how to make his cuts.  A lot is said about MJD’s ability to explode through holes from behind blockers who block the line of sight for defending players – if Jennings keeps pushing through like a juggernaut the defense will know fear when they see his 6′ frame.

Jennings has the skills to be the complement the Jaguars need for their passing game.  MJD is a great player and should get back ASAP to participate in team training, but if isn’t there for the first game or a couple weeks I will rest easy knowing Jennings will be pounding the rock.

– Luke N. Sims

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