After the Jacksonville Jaguars completed their second consecutive last-place finish in the AFC South…
Reuniting With Some Friendly Faces
Both Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio and Falcons head man Mike Smith maintain a good relationship.
"I have a great amount of respect and admiration for Jack," Mike Smith said in an exclusive interview with CB Sports Radio.
Del Rio believes that it will benefit both units to spend a little time together this summer.
"I talked with Mike Smith this offseason and thought it would be good to get our football teams together," Del Rio said.
So what will a practice with another team accomplish?
"We thought that we both had teams that would be able to work together, raise the level of competition for a couple days in camp, give ourselves a chance to get exposure to different route combinations, different running schemes, just match ourselves up against another football team. I think it's a great opportunity to do just that," Del Rio explained. "It's practice."
Del Rio has denied that familiarity played any role in his and Smith's decision, "No. Every year is different," Del Rio stated. "I feel like it's a good opportunity. It's right for us."
The Jaguars will see some of their former teammates as linebacker Mike Peterson and cornerback Brian Williams are both expected to be on the Falcons roster, along with long-snapper Joe Zelenka. These former teammates should make for good competition without things getting heated, which is exactly what the coaches are looking for.
JagsInsider.com Recommended Stories
5 Genius Tips To Make Your Tailgate Awesome
Tailgating is a time-honored tradition, but there’s no doubt that it’s come a long way. We now have portable electric generators, high-tech grills and heaters to enhance our tailgating celebrations –…Read More
Regional Positional Breakdowns Of The NFL
In part four of his NFL roster series breakdown, National Recruiting Analyst Jamie Newberg looks at which regions are putting which positions in the NFL.Read More
TBT: Pumpkin Carving With A Handgun
While many hunters are focused on pursuing big game in late October, it’s also time to make sure you’re ready for Halloween, and specifically trick-or-treaters. In this throwback Thursday video,…Read More
NFL WEEK 7: Cheerleaders Who Need a Hug
It's easy to smile when your team wins. Here's to those women who didn't have it so easy.Read More
Tested: 2015 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Carbon
Chasing fall with a V12 that leaves a once-numb driving experience far, far behind.Read More