The Jacksonville Jaguars wrapped up their first training camp practice of 2014 on Friday, and everything seemed to go smoothly. Here are some of the takes on Twitter as head coach Gus Bradley begins year 2 of his Jacksonville tenure:
Jaguar fans have consistently shown well during offseason activities, and clearly that has not changed heading into training camp.
All eyes will be on Blake Bortles throughout training camp and the preseason, despite the company line that he will sit behind veteran Chad Henne for all of 2014.
As expected, Bortles is expected to be the primary backup, which means he will only be a play away from starting if Henne gets hurt at any point.
BUST! Jokes aside, Bortles is probably going to have a steep learning curve through camp – there’s a reason the team wants him to sit and learn for as long as possible.
Coach Bradley is renowned for his style of practice and the tempo he manages to keep up.
It’s easy to forget Luke Joeckel, but the Jaguars essentially added 2 first round picks this offseason. Expectations are very high for Joeckel coming off an injury-shortened rookie campaign.
Besides Bortles, the focus will be on 2nd round picks Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee. After missing most of the offseason activities, it looks like Robinson hasn’t missed a beat and should have a good camp.
Marcedes Lewis should be primed for a big year as long as he stays healthy, as he looks to be a much bigger part of the offense in his second season under offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.
Former Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell gives his take on Bortles, and he likes what he sees.
The lone blemish of practice was the news of a minor injury with Cecil Shorts, but the team will likely take it very easy with him and let him rest as much as he needs to.
– Daniel Lago