Colts OC Marcus Brady explained that while they aren’t changing their offensive scheme to fit new QB Carson Wentz, they do plan to work to find ways to accentuate his strengths as a quarterback.
“Well, for the most part it’s not like we are installing a new offense just for him,” Brady said, via ColtsWire. “It’s just what fits for him, how we call a game – as far as him and Frank (Reich) will communicate, the three of us. It’s the flow of the game as far as first and second down, what are some good concepts to run, third down what he likes.”
While avoiding making any wholesale changes to their offensive scheme, it appears they will do everything they can to ensure a smooth transition with their new starting QB.
“Just going up and down of what fits him well in order to make our offense a success,” Brady said. “Not just what fits him well, but there are some things that fit our offense well that we need to improve for him, that he needs to get better and get more reps at as well. So it’s a blend of both, not everything is just built around him but is built around our entire offense.”
Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence said his goal this offseason is to understand the offensive system inside and out.
“I want to just master the offense,” Lawrence said, via Jaguars.com. “I want to have complete control, know everything and be comfortable. You can’t really play free and play really well if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s the goal, to master the offense by the time training camp comes around so in training camp we can focus everything forward on being the best team we can come August 14 and then going on into the regular season as well.
“That’s the plan. It starts with the quarterback. Obviously, I have to be ready and I’m going to do everything I can to ensure that’s the case. I’m excited to get started.”
Jaguars HC Urban Meyer said Lawrence is still adjusting to NFL speed and the practices have been up-and-down.
“We did have a couple of bad practices where the balls were trying to pound them in there,” Meyer said. “It’s a much faster game. It’s the best of the best on that side of the ball. That’s something we’re coaching him through, but it is a concern.
“It’s our job to get him those situations as much as possible. We have not been able to do that much. You’re not allowed [in the offseason] to be in those situations where the defense is breaking on the ball hard. They’re laid off right now. That will be something that will be instrumental in training camp once we start.”
- The Titans hosted UDFA TE Hasahn French for a workout on Tuesday. (Jim Wyatt)
- French is converting to football after declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft out of St. Louis University but going undrafted.