JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - At the end of practice, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley screamed running back Toby Gerhart's name, summoning him to break down the team huddle.
It was recognition for how well Gerhart performed during the first two days of training camp.
Teammates chanted "speech, speech" as Gerhart took center stage. Anyone expecting a grand statement surely walked away disappointed.
Gerhart told teammates and coaches, "Good work today. Keep stacking the days together."
In time, Gerhart might get more comfortable in a lead role. He'll certainly get the chance in Jacksonville, which plans to get him 15 to 20 carries a game this season.
Gerhart says he's "ready to carry the load. I'm excited for the opportunity."