JACKSONVILLE – Let’s go there…
O’Man, after looking at this defense on paper and considering the defensive fronts/packages it can run under the new defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell, I think it’s safe to say this unit is prepared to take an important jump on paper. It showed some flashes of last season. With the addition of free agents, drafted starters and sub packages, and several second-year players on the rise, the ceiling could be higher than many observers believe. How good do you think they can be?
The Jaguars on paper indeed seem capable of a big jump in defense in 2022. It is difficult considering the massive overhaul the unit has undergone in the last two offseasons, with almost all contributing / key players other than defensive end / linebackers Dawuane Smoot and Josh Allen. new for the team since 2020. The newcomers in the landscape were: Cornerbacks Shaq Griffin, Tyson Campbell and Darious Williams; safeties Rayshawn Jenkins, Andre Cisco and Rudy Ford; outside linebacker Travon Walker; linebackers Foye Oluokun, Chad Muma and Devin Lloyd; defensive linemen Roy Robertson-Harris, Foley Fatukasi, Jay Tufele, Malcom Brown and Arden Key. There are certainly a few other contributors, but that list represents basically two years of defensive turnover. It appears on paper far stouter group against the run and the front seven are more capable of disrupting the opponent’s offense. One question: Does it have enough “pure pass rushers?” That remains to be seen. How well the Jaguars can do defensively may depend on the pass rush, but it looks like this could be the best defense this team has had in half a decade.
Analyzing the 2022 AFC South regular season schedule, it seems that the Indianapolis Colts have taken care of having five of the six divisional games by Week 7 and only the Houston Texans remain for the season finale in Week 18. With the team adjusting to a new quarterback in Matt Ryan (although the 2016 NFL MVP and four-time Pro Bowler) was not detrimental to the Colts’ division-title aspirations (and a benefit for the Tennessee Titans and Jaguars) as the Colts may not be. “gelling” until mid-season? I see Ryan is the fifth starting quarterback new Colts in the last five seasons (Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz,) so maybe they are comfortable with this churn in the most critical position?
I wouldn’t call the Colts “comfortable” with their annual churn at quarterback. Like most NFL teams, they’ll probably like some consistency there. They’ve been looking for it ever since Luck retired, looking for something that led them this offseason to Ryan. It’s a logical fit for the Colts, and perhaps here is where the longtime Falcons quarterback can provide stability and production for two out of three seasons. I think their schedule may be a disadvantage. But the Colts have managed to win recently through some inconsistency at quarterback. Comfortable or not, they seem to be the favorites to contend for the playoffs and the AFC South. I don’t see their schedule being a big obstacle to that.
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Is James Robinson’s Achilles tear in the same leg as the reported heel injury/problem (before the tear)?
No. Jaguars running back James Robinson had a heel problem on his right foot early last season. He sustained a torn left Achilles in Week 16.
The new general manager of the Steelers is Omar Khan. Something to do with Shad?
Zone. The one positive I see away from keeping Trent Baalke as general manager is that he is in tune with the roster and doesn’t feel the need to empty the roster after a three-win season – like a new general manager might feel. the need to do. This time around the moves seem very methodical and deliberate. I hope this trend continues and they invest in high draft picks instead of quickly cutting their losses.
The Jaguars want to invest and reinvest in their own draft picks. The key to doing so is the players are developed and play to a level worthy of reinvestment.
This whole evolution of the quarterback into an athletic running back/quarterback combo has not been used in the past for a sustained period of time. Not because it didn’t work. That’s because you know at some point your quarterback is headed to the bat cave. I just hope the Jaguars don’t expect Trevor to expose himself with a run and get a hit and the quarterback sneaks. Although he can. Tom Brady is still playing. A running quarterback is like signing a deal with the devil to do some fiddling. However, it is popular with fans. Come on Jaguars!
Football is a physical game. When big men hit other big men, it takes a toll – even on the most physically impressive quarterbacks. Quarterbacks who run often typically endure more wear and tear than quarterbacks who tend to play from the pocket and avoid contact. And eventually there comes a point where quarterbacks must rely more on pocket presence, field vision and throwing ability than escapability. There are exceptions. But until proven otherwise, a midfielder who can win from the pocket will usually have a more sustained career than a mobile midfielder. Perhaps that will change. Perhaps time will prove otherwise. Anything is possible.
I kind of like the idea of making the team gain some ground to run out the clock, or – at the very least – will not lose ground. And if someone thinks that a measure is necessary, then the offense is sufficient and the measure will not be used. Why do we always want to complicate things? And why aren’t the conspiracy theorists coming together and this is just another way for the NFL to dictate the outcome of games?
good point. I do not know. I do not know.
Cliff from everywhere and the helicopter
When you have finished saving the world from the scourge that is the Oxford comma, can you please address the use of unnecessary quotation marks to form the plural of a noun? It’s pervasive and annoying to say the least.
There is no “debate” about using an “apostrophe” to form the plural of a noun. It’s just bad English.
John, for what it’s worth, I’m very lukewarm on you.
If Trevor Lawrence plays every snap this year and we continue to pick No.
It’s a fair question, because one would expect that if Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is playing at a high level in 2022 — or if he starts moving to a higher level — then the Jaguars wouldn’t pick No. 1 overall in 2023. NFL Draft. There is a chance Lawrence will show progress and the Jaguars still finish with the league’s worst record. One would think that the chance is small.
If Jawaan Taylor loses his rightful job to Walker Little, would it be beneficial to have him on the bench instead of starting guard to prevent injury? I’m a little concerned about having all three of our tackle-capable starters on the field at the same time.
There are benefits to your approach. There may be more benefits to having five of your best offensive linemen on the field at the same time.
John, just JOHN from MO (whatever MO) your butter length is thicker than a grilled cheese sammich. Of course, you published it. Instead of posters and those adorning the walls of your office, should I guess just a lot of full length mirrors?
When Andy Reid was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs, I remember a radio personality saying that the Chiefs were the runaway champions of the “free agency season” that year by hiring a coach with an incredible pedigree. I remember nodding along to that at the time and now I have the same feeling about Pederson. Am I off base?
Jaguars Head Coach Doug Pederson’s presence has had a positive impact on both the players and the organization. He seems to be a head coach that players can trust and believe in. It can have a dramatic effect on the entire approach of an organization. It’s hard to imagine the Jaguars won’t believe in the direction under Pederson in the long term. That should help in the field. We’ll see if that’s true.
What are your thoughts on the season so far? I have been disappointed. Not a single page skip, or rush for that matter. Our defense was nothing if not lacking without recording a single sack all season. Our so-called upgraded linebacker corps hasn’t quite figured out yet. To be honest John, we haven’t won a single game. I don’t know how you can be optimistic at this point.
Did Marino play in a Super Bowl?
Marino played in one Super Bowl (XIX) and the Dolphins lost to the 49ers in 1985. No quarterback has completed more passes in his career than Marino, who retired after the 1999 season with 4,967 completions. See the article : Pisgah Cheerleader Preview: Lady Bears seems to repeat as state champions. He led the league six times in completions.
What quarterback ever won the Super Bowl? Dan Marino Marino is without a doubt the greatest quarterback to never win a title. He was close early in his career, losing to the San Francisco 49ers in 1984 during his second season.
Why is Jacksonville playing in London?
For the Jaguars and owner Shad Khan, overseas games in London continue to be used in an attempt to generate additional revenue, and that will continue this season. On the same subject : What’s behind the rumors about the Eagles’ uncertainty with Jalen Hurts during OTAs?.
Will the Jaguars play in London in 2022? The 2022 London Games series will feature two matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, including the first international match played by the Green Bay Packers, and the return of the Jacksonville Jaguars to Wembley Stadium.