Practice Bubble In The Works?

Practice Bubble In The Works?

Weather is increasingly becoming a problem in Jacksonville as the Jaguars OTA practices were cut short due to rain. Should Shahid Khan build his team a new indoor facility to practice in?

line>Jaguars forced inside by weather --The Jaguars' quest for an indoor practice facility picked up some support in the last two weeks when the team was forced to move inside for the third time in the last two weeks due to inclement weather. The team transported players and staff to the Veterans Memorial Arena a couple blocks away where an indoor surface had been laid down in case the Jaguars were forced inside due to the weather.

It's the same facility that the Jacksonville Sharks, the city's arena football team, currently uses for its home games, but not to practice on.

"It's certainly supporting," Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said when asked if the need for an indoor facility was growing. "We've really been affected by the weather, I guess more than they had in the past.

"The arena was available for all five of our practices (for the team's mandatory minicamp). It won't be far off from what we were doing up in the club lounge, it will just be more space to do it."

--After having two of his players involved with off-the-field incidents during the offseason, Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey spoke to the team on the last day of the mandatory minicamp about making good decisions over the next six weeks until training camp opens.

In April, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton suffered a serious eye injury that required surgery in a fracas at a local nightclub. Knighton missed all of the team's offseason team drills and practices, though he was able to do some individual work.

Two weeks ago, first-round draft pick Justin Blackmon was arrested in Stillwater, Okla. on an aggravated DUI charge when his blood level registered .24, three times the legal limit.

Mularkey said he talked with the team about doing the right things and making the right decisions during their upcoming off time.

"I did that this morning, again and used a couple of incidents that have happened in the past two weeks," he said. "Some of them tragic that sure weren't planned before the night started. I just really want them to think about what they're about to do, how they're going to do it, and when they're going to do it and all those things and how much it affects their families first and obviously their job. I did address it."

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