So far at camp, Jaguars QB David Garrard hasn't looked especially sharp in drills. Tyron Brackenridge stepped in front of an errant Garrard throw for an interception during Friday's morning workout that would've gone for a touchdown.
Jaguars HC Del Rio said part of those perceived struggles at camp can be attributed to Garrard working with a variety of young receivers.
"Mechanically, he's been very sound, making good decisions," Del Rio said. "It's about building that trust with him and the receivers, getting on the same page."
Garrard said the addition of receivers Torry Holt, Mike Thomas, Tiquan Underwood, and Jarett Dillard gives him added confidence while strengthening his resolve to rely on teammates instead of pressing too hard.
"I feel like I have guys I can count on now," Garrard said. "They have done everything in their power to make [him] a better quarterback as far as giving [him] weapons and offensive linemen. Going through a great '07 and a tough '08 has given me a perspective on the different types of seasons and what it takes."
Entering his eighth season, Garrard has broken through his quiet demeanor to develop into more of a vocal leader. Part of that evolution into a leader is symbolized by Garrard's loss of nearly 20 pounds during the offseason.