Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence Reflects on “Fiery” Joint Practices With Lions


ALLEN PARK, Mich. – This was a good week, a productive week.

And although it wasn’t a game, Trevor Lawrence said this week’s work against the Detroit Lions was in a very real sense equally important.

“I think it’s great; in some ways, I think it’s better,” he said.

The Jaguars’ third-year quarterback spoke Thursday following the second of two joint practices in as many days against the Detroit Lions at the Lions’ practice facility. The teams this week worked extensive 11-on-11 drills with each team’s first team offense working often against the other team’s first-team defense.

“There was a lot to learn from,” Lawrence said. “There was a lot of good and a lot of bad in the last two days. To watch the tape and have this will be really valuable for us.”

Lawrence was intercepted once in team work on deep pass Thursday, and was also effective for a second consecutive day with receivers – particularly in red-zone work. He said Thursday the offense as a whole enters the final two preseason games with “some things to clean up procedurally.”

“We have to be cleaner,” he said. “We have to be more detailed and more consistent. Too many little mental errors. Me as well. It’s all of us. We have to be more consistent. Our highs are great. We just have to eliminate some of the lows. That’s going to be a big thing for us.

“We’re getting better. We don’t play for a few more weeks. We have time. But that’s the one big takeaway.”

Jaguars Head Coach Doug Pederson and Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell structured this week’s practices in controlled closed fashion to work on specific areas. Thursday featured extensive team work, special teams work and finished with both teams’ first- and second-team offenses working a two-minute drill against the opposing first- and second-team defenses.

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