JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars started their final week of OTA's by practicing indoors due to heavy rains in the area from Tropical Depression Beryl.
This is the second time this spring that Mike Mularkey has moved practice indoors because of inclement weather. The Jaguars don't have the best indoor practice facility, in fact, they don't have one at all. Instead, the Jaguars practiced in the West Touchdown Club.
"The biggest thing you lose is film work," said Mularkey. "We saw mistakes and corrected them, but they're gone now. There is no film to review."
The players understand the indoor work is more about the mental reps.
"You don't get wore down as much," said Jeremy Mincey. "It's the same level of concentration as a regular practice just not as physical."
Rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon was a topic of discussion this afternoon. Mike Mularkey was very frank when assessing the first round draft pick's progress.
"When he knows what he's doing, he's very good," said Mularkey. "When he doesn't, he's lost."
Mularkey said he would like to see players who have not grasped the offense in its entirety ask more questions.
"If you're unclear when coming out of the huddle, please don't go to the line of scrimmage," said Mularkey. "I would prefer you say hey 'I'm not sure what to do' and ask so the play doesn't get blown out of proportion."
Mularkey stressed he says this about all players not just Blackmon and the other rookies. The Jags head coach also said that he's not concerned about Blackmon knowing the offense when training camp rolls around. Blackmon knows the offense is a work in progress.
"We're all learning," said Blackmon. "The best thing to do is ask each other and help each other out."