Jacksonville Jaguars shine in preseason finale, observations

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Trevor Lawrence
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Jacksonville Jaguars fans should be thrilled about Trevor Lawrence.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence showed flashes in the Jaguars’ first two preseason games but wasn’t able to score due to the team’s questionable game plan and the offensive line’s inability to protect him. It all changed in Week 3, as he completed 11 of 12 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns. It’s too early to peg him as the Jags’ franchise quarterback but he sure silenced his doubters for at least one week. Two weeks, when you take into account that the NFL will have a week off before the start of the regular season.

So what changed? Lawrence had a sitdown with the local media and talked about the main reason the Jaguars were able to beat the Cowboys: Execution.

"I thought we had a good game plan. I mean, honestly, it’s all about execution there. Like I said, I think we had a good gameplay last week too. We just didn’t execute it. So it’s easy as someone from the outside to see a game. You know, we don’t play that great or we don’t execute it, it’s, it’s gonna make it look like maybe we’re not running the right scheme or whatever."

Lawrence went on to say that regardless of what you run, if the execution is flawless (or close to it), everyone is going to play well. The former Tiger added that he felt like everybody was on the same page in the preseason finale. Moreover, they communicated well and kept it simple.

If Lawrence keeps playing the way he did in Dallas, nobody will keep second-guessing the Jags’ decision to draft him over Justin Fields.