Despite sweltering temps the 2016 Jaguars squad got to work this week.
Jaguars’ head coach Gus Bradley changed the schedule on the third and final day of 2016 minicamp, opting for players to spend the time meeting among themselves rather than practicing.
The message was clear:
Thirty-nine days remain until 2016 Training Camp, and that time is critical.
“We really just took the opportunity to talk about things that we’ve accomplished [in the offseason] and where we’re heading,” Bradley said as he wrapped up the ’16 offseason.
Bradley said the message extended a theme that had been emphasized throughout this week’s three-day mandatory minicamp. The Jaguars held open-to-the-public practices on the practice fields adjacent to EverBank Field Tuesday and Wednesday.
Those were the last days of on-field work for the offseason and followed three weeks of organized team activities in which the Jaguars practiced nine times. The team has been in its official offseason program since late April with 2016 Training Camp scheduled to begin in late July.
“This whole week we’ve talked to our team about ‘39 days, 39 days … what are we going to do in these 39 days?’’’ Bradley said. “We hit ‘em up. We’ve had players speak. We’ve had coaches speak. We’ve had different things come up – really with the idea of, ‘Let’s have a really good plan so when we come back 39 days from today that we’re rolling.’’’
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