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Denard Robinson working on the Wildcat

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While the presumptive starter at quarterback appeared to have escaped serious harm, the Jaguars had another former quarterback on the field doing impressive things.

According to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars had offensive weapon Denard Robinson running Wildcat plays in practice Monday.

It was a short look, with Robinson running once, handing off and completing a pass. But putting the former Michigan quarterback on the field with running back Maurice Jones-Drew would give the Jags options with the ball, something they’ll need as they struggle to overcome a bad crop of quarterbacks.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley used the traditional idea of forcing opponents to prepare for a special package, taking away from their prep time for the normal stuff. Though that also means the Jags are spending time working on it instead of their normal stuff, the change-up might be their best bet.

Robinson struggled with the package in OTAs, but Bradley thinks he has a shot to succeed.

“We did it in OTAs and a couple of times he ran the ball and fumbled the ball and he didn’t know how to pitch,’’ Bradley said. “We’re not going to give up on that. [Offensive coordinator] Jedd’s [Fisch] philosophy is to get it in the playmaker’s hands and we want to see if he’s a playmaker and the threat he can give us.

“If he’s willing to put in the time in like he is and really understand the concepts and what’s important to us, then he’s got a good chance.’’

The Jaguars also want to work him into the return game, anything to get him involved.

If nothing else, any snap he’s taking is one Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne isn’t, and that can’t be the worst thing.

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13 Responses to “Denard Robinson working on the Wildcat”
  1. rawbbqsauce says: Jul 30, 2013 9:55 AM

    The wild what? I vaguely remember that gimmick working in 2007…

  2. tombradyswig says: Jul 30, 2013 10:20 AM

    “offensive weapon” – nuff said!
    I hope JAX becomes SOMEWHAT competitive and Khaan doesn’t move them to LA, for all of Jacksonvilles sake!

  3. shackdelrio says: Jul 30, 2013 10:23 AM

    With so much focus on Denard Robinson, the guy being overlooked by many is Ace Sanders. He has been the star of camp. Undersized but quick with great hands. Looks alot like Andrew Hawkins in the open field. I am more excited to see him than Denard, who has struggled even getting handoffs.

  4. arrowhead816 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:29 AM

    I want them to test that wildcat on my Chiefs, and watch Derrick Johnson blow up Denard Robinson.

  5. jaxbeachjagfan says: Jul 30, 2013 10:34 AM

    Chiefs need to be careful what they wish for…

  6. rodge1 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:36 AM

    Denard is the best QB on the Jaguars. The Jags’ QB battle should be between Henne and Denard. Gabbert is the highest drafted scout-team QB in history.

  7. keem513 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:39 AM

    Its Called the read option now, hell it put three team in the playoffs last year

  8. illiniftw says: Jul 30, 2013 10:54 AM

    How has he played QB that long and not learned how to pitch the ball?

  9. jagster32 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:57 AM

    most teams run a play here and a play there of wildcat thru-out the season and it usually works…. using it full time isnt a good thing, and jacksonville isnt planning on using it full time, they are just trying different ways to get the ball into DR’s hands….. and i doubt the jaghuars are too worried about the chiefs…. media might think chiefs will be better but fact still remains,, jaguars were better than chiefs last year and until chiefs can prove they passed them they are still the worse team in the league.

  10. immafubared says: Jul 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    I like the kids attitude. Unfortunately I see a big hit coming his way and him looking for his bell the rest of the season. He is too frail to play with the big boys.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 30, 2013 11:24 AM

    Man, we are going to drag you guys through the mud when the Jags exceed everyone’s expectations this year. When Gabbert starts to show that YES he was the best QB in the 2011 draft. Without mercy. On the end of a chain. Pulled by a pickup truck. Filled with fans drunk on victory.

  12. z561 says: Jul 30, 2013 3:52 PM

    Thegreatgabbert

    You are delusional. We will be bad this year and Crappert is the main reason why. Luckily, the Jags will be in position to draft a franchise QB in next years draft.

  13. therillest says: Jul 30, 2013 10:53 PM

    This Denard (aka Shoelace, aka OW) is looking like a jack of all trades, but a master of none. Hope he excels at something like holding on to the ball or he will be headed to the the land of misfit toys (aka waived).

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