The Jacksonville Jaguars new head coach Mike Mularkey said he was pleased by the team’s progress from the first day to the second day of minicamp this weekend. ”They wasted a lot of energy with nerves Friday. It was hotter today, but they had better energy and better production. It was evident they felt more comfortable,” he said Saturday.
Arriving from a solid Atlanta Falcons squad where he was the offensive coordinator, Mularkey takes over a ball club which ranked 28th in scoring and dead last in total offense last year. Fortunately, the Jaguars were able to capture the top prize among wide receivers in this year’s draft – Justin Blackmon – whose presence on the field should take some pressure off both second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert and the Jaguars’ running game.
Mularkey also indicated Saturday that the team was poised to sign a new place kicker for OTA’s if Josh Scobee doesn’t show up. Scobee hasn’t signed his franchise tender yet and is holding out for a better contract.