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That includes having the quarterbacks practice throwing off-balance, because for about 40 percent of the time, that’s what they’re doing in a game.

“There is a lot of duress out there,” Zorn said. “We’re not going to block everybody every play … we’re trying to create those game-like situations in drill work that gives him the chance to make right move.”

“I just hold myself accountable to a much higher standard than everyone else does,” he said, “so my production is the most important thing to me.”

Jackson said he’s in “pretty good shape,” adding that he still has work to do before he’ll be conditioned enough for the season. He said he hopes to avoid injuries, and he’ll try to replicate whatever he did in that season opener — before the injury — in which he had six tackles.

“I just think we need to give it some time,” Head Coach Todd Haley said of finding the Chiefs No. 2 quarterback. “We need to coach the heck out of them, and I know they will be, and really I know I’m over dramatizing it, but I’m excited about that position. I’m excited about what’s going to occur here going forward. There’s been great growth to this point and I expect even better.”

“No, we could. After seeing the way everything went yesterday and where we are today, I think it would just be counterproductive, potentially. We’ll stay pretty much in the same mode as you saw yesterday. I will have the lineman work together in the individual period in a drill with shoulder pads, only the lineman, and then we’ll take those off after 10 minutes of individual then we’ll go truly into the walk-through mode. The only reason I’m doing that is because in the latter half of practice in these walkthroughs, the linemen are doing far less than some of the guys pursuing, and we felt like we could work a little technique.”

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