The Defense is Young
Very young. The task for defensive coordinator Todd Wash is a tall one, but it can also be overcome with speed, athleticism, and the right players in the right positions. This will be Wash’s toughest assignment since he came to Jacksonville in 2013.
The defense also looks different with plenty of new faces this season.
"Per Jaguars.com, “They then signed defensive tackle Al Woods, defensive lineman Rodney Gunter, middle linebacker Joe Schobert, defensive end/linebacker Aaron Lynch and defensive end/linebacker Cassius Marsh as unrestricted free agents – and selected cornerback CJ Henderson and defensive end/linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson in Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft.”"
I’ll need to catch my breath on this one, and a scorecard to keep everyone’s name in place. The Jaguars are taking a much needed different approach to this roster, which means time is needed for everyone to adjust.
Wash has a chance to make an impact by tearing things down, retooling all three lines of defense, and have his system, which has been criticized the past two years, work like a charm. We shall see how long it takes for everyone to adjust and how well the scheme works, with a few added wrinkles.