Colts second-year QB Jacob Eason says he has a “firm grasp” on the backup QB job.
“Completely different situation in the QB room and also being a year older, it’s great,” Eason said, via Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan. “Having an idea of the offense, having a firm grasp of it going into camp is so much different in Year Two versus Year One. Getting the reps and just going out there and playing football, taking snaps under center, going through progressions – everything. It’s been a blast so far.
“I was learning the mental last year, but I wasn’t getting a lot of the reps. With understanding the mental and now getting the reps, I think those two together will help me be able to show these coaches and these guys some things that I can do.”
Jaguars HC Urban Meyer had some initial concerns about how free agents would fit into the team given how active Jacksonville had to be. However, he is happy with how they’ve fit so far.
“You start talking about whatever number of free agents we brought in here … they’re all going to contribute, they’ve all been really good for the locker room, really good for the team,” Meyer said, via Jaguars.com. “I know that it was something I was worried about – it’s been really good.”
Jaguars CB Shaquill Griffin says he already sees the team developing chemistry like he saw when he was in Seattle.
“When you’ve got a chemistry like that, it’s something different,” Griffin said. “What’s been huge for us, mainly, is not just practicing; it’s what we do outside of this building. … We all accept each other with open arms. There’s no judgment. Everybody wants to see everybody be great and do great.
“When you have a room like that, that’s so accepting, it’s easy to say, ‘Oh yeah, that’s my brother. Oh yeah, I’ll do anything for him.’ That’s the type of relationship we’ve got to build. And it starts not just in this facility, but outside of here.