JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to have issues with their passing game.
"We're not good in the passing game right now," said offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski on Monday.
The Jaguars offensive coordinator cautioned that they still have time to get things together, but there is concern about a banged up offensive line and a receiving corps that continues to drop a lot of passes.
If you're thinking the problem might be Blaine Gabbert, Bratkowski dismissed that notion by calling the second year quarterback the most improved player on offense from the spring.
The Jaguars are still without Maurice Jones-Drew and Justin Blackmon. Both players are "way behind" according to the Jags offensive coordinator.
The receivers were not alone this morning in dropping balls. The defense had several chances for interceptions, but couldn't hang on for the turnover. Dwight Lowery had a Gabbert pass go off his hands and was visibly upset after dropping the potential interception.
Chastin West made a couple of nice plays during this morning's practice including a long catch down the right sideline.
Chad Henne probably had his best practice of camp. He had a nice toss to Lee Evans on the sideline and then threaded a ball to Cecil Shorts in the end zone during a two minute drill period.
Defensive lineman Drew Nowak has switched from the d-line to the offensive line. The Jaguars are beat up at the guard position because both Will Rackley and Jason Spitz are out a couple of weeks with lower leg injuries. Nowak played guard a bit in high school, but this is a huge switch for a player that has concentrated on defense for most of his career.
The Jags asked Nowak to make the move yesterday because they liked his agility and his technique with his hands and feet.
Fred Taylor was at practice today for the Jaguars. The retired running back is shadowing the Jags scouting staff to see if he has an interest in moving in that direction now that football is done.