The Jaguars should have already figured things out by now.
After the 21-14 loss to the Falcons, Meyer said he doesn’t know why it’s taken so long to find an offensive identity, and what works the best for Trevor Lawrence.
"There’s no stubbornness, it’s just we’re all figuring this thing out. We should have it figured out. I would say this, It’s not like we don’t have it figured out. We’re not executing at a high level. We’re putting ourselves in a position to win a game and if we eliminate some nonsense, then we would win the game."
Wait a minute! It would be one thing if this were Week 2 or 3 of the season but there are just six games left. At this point, it’s unlikely the Jaguars will show significant improvement and that’s on Meyer. He had months to evaluate the personnel, get in synch with his coaching staff and implement his vision.
Meyer said the Jaguars will use a more up-tempo approach in the following weeks, which begs the question, why hasn’t the offense done it more often? Trevor Lawrence has played well and performed well against the Falcons even though he threw an interception. The Jaguars need to make sure he keeps developing and if that means using more up-tempo and no-huddle concepts, so be it.
Not long ago, a report surfaced about Meyer wanting to use a simplified offense. While it’s not feasible to run a college-style offense in the NFL, the Jaguars must keep tweaking their system and look for ways to help Lawrence thrive without hindering his growth.