There’s still some time to go until the players return to their teams and start to work out, but for a team in transition like the Jacksonville Jaguars, it can’t come soon enough. Running backs coach Terry Richardson seems ready as well. Per Jacksonville.com, Richardson feels like he is in a familiar place. “I am on board and ready to do this,” he said while discussing joining head coach Gus Bradley.
Bradley’s infectious upbeat and competitive attitude has permeated the entire Jaguars organization. There was a sense of newness with GM Dave Caldwell’s hiring, but with Gus there is a face to associate with the new regime in Jacksonville. “Meeting Gus and talking to him, he’s the type of guy I want to work for, and with,” Richardson said when describing working with Bradley.
The Jags are ready for the 2013 season to come round. Sure, there’s work to be done still, but there is a sense of anxiousness about finally being able to go out on the field and begin erasing the 2012 season from memory. Like Richardson, most of the coaching staff is new so they weren’t a part of the disastrous 2012 campaign, but they still want to take this team and turn it into a contender.
With coaches like Richardson that task seems a lot easier than it will likely be.
– Luke N. Sims
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