Offseason Nears Completion, Real Competition Starts
By Luke Sims
May 13, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Justin Forsett (21) runs with the ball during organized team activities at The Florida Blue Health
The Jacksonville Jaguars really only have a couple weeks of offseason left. After a mandatory three day minicamp from June 11 to June 13, the Jaguars will start the real “offseason” work. The pads will start coming on during training camp and the real competitions for positions will begin.
Competition is like a buzz word for the Jaguars this year. Head coach Gus Bradley’s philosophy has been preached over and over from the time he arrived in Jacksonville and the team has accepted it with open arms. It’s as if they can’t get enough of it. Whether a rookie or a veteran, the Jaguars are excited to show that they have the skills to make the roster.
What is so interesting about it all is that the Jaguars are creating a ridiculously competitive team despite being highly uncompetitive during the 2012 campaign. The Jaguars then, who couldn’t find competition on their own roster much less on the field, are now radiating competition like an aura around the new and improved Jaguars. They are bringing the fight with them, not having it brought on them.
The real competition will take some time to get going, but the Jaguars are approaching a point when things will start to get more tense and more important. Offseason “winners” will have to defend their new front leader positions and they will have to consistently show that they OTAs were more than just a couple of good days over a few weeks. I’m super excited to see what the Jaguars bring to the table in the coming weeks.
– Luke N. Sims
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