Aggressive Play Is Jacksonville’s Best Chance To Win In Kansas City

Larry Brake
Oct 27, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 36-22. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 27, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 36-22. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to Kansas City to re-boot their playoff chances.  Jacksonville must be aggressive on both sides of the ball to win.

The Jacksonville Jaguar offense is getting a new look under offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.  Blake Bortles is bringing in his personal coach to help with his mechanics.   There is new excitement emanating from the Jaguar offense. On Sunday, the Jaguars have to play more aggressive in order to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Jacksonville must get into a rhythm early on Sunday.  The Jaguars need to employ an up tempo, no huddle offense.  Most of all, Jacksonville should throw the football deep.

The key is to make Kansas City defend the whole field.  Aggressive play calling and new formation looks will be paramount to Jacksonville winning.  In Kansas City, the Jaguar offense can quiet the crowd by scoring early and often.

Jacksonville Jaguar Defense Must Accomplish Three Things

First, the Jaguar defensive line must play a more aggressive role.  They need to stuff the running game early to force the Chiefs into a passing mode.  Then, they can pressure and sack the quarterback on third down.

The Jacksonville linebackers should blitz the quarterback more often. Telvin Smith and Myles Jack can cover running backs. They are athletic and have speed to stay with whom they are assigned or can drop into coverage zone. Paul Posluszny should shadow the quarterback.

Most of all, the Jaguar secondary can not allow tight end Travis Kelce to run wide open.  Slot corner Aaron Colvin will be able to blanket Kelce.  Jalen Ramsey will be able to shut down Jeremy Maclin, adding him to the list of shut down receivers.

Aggressive man coverage is the way to play the Kansas City receivers. By playing lock down man coverage, Jacksonville will force the Chiefs to run the ball. The injury bug has depleted Kansas City‘s running back corps.

Maybe, Jacksonville is catching Kansas City at the right time this season. Another road win will definitely help towards the AFC South title.

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