Jaguars Insider: For starters, ‘smooth’ opening game for Cam Robinson | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment – Jacksonville Jaguars News

Jaguars Insider: For starters, ‘smooth’ opening game for Cam Robinson | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment – Jacksonville Jaguars News

Only right tackle Josh Wells played more offensive snaps (42) than the 39 rookie left tackle Cam Robinson clocked in for during Thursday’s preseason opener at New England.

Wells had to play extra because starter Jermey Parnell was injured.

But the Jaguars’ plan was to keep Robinson in the game long after quarterback Blake Bortles departed.

The early review?

“Good and bad,” offensive line coach Pat Flaherty said after practice Saturday. “The speed of the game isn’t even close to where it’s going to be when the season comes. He’s got to learn how to play [well] play in and play out. The one thing he’s doing is he’s coming to play. He’s aggressive.”

Robinson took a step toward securing the Week 1 left tackle job by holding up well against the Patriots.

“Everything was pretty smooth,” Robinson said. “I just wanted to get out there and get a rhythm going. There is always stuff you can improve on, but I think we did a pretty good job.”

Coach Doug Marrone said Robinson in particular will benefit from more joint practices, Monday-Tuesday against Tampa Bay. Robinson will get two days of tape against the Buccaneers’ defensive linemen that he can study leading into the game.

“That’s one of the other things that we look at in evaluating players: How much they can learn from day-to-day, from snap-to-snap to help them become better players,” Marrone said.

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