The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line should be more consistent in 2021.
Although tight end may be the Jaguars’ weakness ahead of the 2021 season, there are also some questions surrounding the offensive line. The team’s brass decided to bring back all their starters from last year, which may or may not be a good thing. Will they be able to keep Trevor Lawrence’s jersey clean on game day? Can they realistically decrease their sack total after giving up 44 last season? Furthermore, is Cam Robinson the long-term answer at left tackle?
Center Brandon Linder might not have the answers to all those questions, but he’s confident the offensive line will perform better than they did in 2020. The 2014 third-round pick told the local media that he believes the unit will be significantly more consistent this upcoming season. He points out that’s it’s been just a few days but they are already performing at a high level and they will continue to get better.
"We’ve been together for a few years and you can see already, in the first couple of days, we’re starting to come together, to hit on all cylinders. The communication is there. The technique is there and it’s only going to get better."
Linder likes the organization’s decision to retain offensive line coach George Warhop. He says that he’s happy his position coach is back with the team. He thinks he’s one of the best at what he does and having him helps him and other players be better. The veteran center noted that ‘it’s more than just football” and added that ‘it’s about life and to to be men”.
Linder missed seven games last season. If he can stay healthy and offensive tackles Cam Robinson and Jawaan Taylor perform at a high level, there’s a good chance the offensive line will be solid enough in 2021.