Urban Meyer expected Jaguars to be cleaner by now
The Jaguars also must score more touchdowns and start fast.
Trevor Lawrence also spoke to the media Wednesday and weighed on the use of an up-tempo offense. He says it’s good for the team, as it slows down the pass rush and keeps defenses on their heels. He then added they’re going to expand on it but can’t depend too much on it, as they still need to use the clock and play complementary football.
The former Clemson Tiger later noted it’s important to the Jaguars’ offense to start fast. He also emphasized the need to score touchdowns, not field goals.
"It always is, whenever you can start fast. That always helps to the biggest thing is being consistent, no matter what happens in that first drive. We got to consistently put drives together where we’re getting points and not only points finishing in the red zone."
The Jaguars have fallen behind quickly in recent weeks. While they were able to get back against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11, things really fell apart against the San Francisco 49ers. The same was true against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10.
Having a healthy Robinson will surely help but the Jaguars also have to recreate the kind of success they had in third downs against the Falcons. They are one of the worst teams in third-down conversion rate but they had a 56 percent success rate in Week 12. If they want to keep up with the Rams in Week 13 and score more often in the remainder of the season, they will need to put an emphasis on third downs.
The Jags’ defense has averaged almost 35 points per game over the last three weeks but the unit has spent more time than it should. The offense must do its part, extend drives, and let the defense catch its breath.
The Jaguars are a 14-point underdog ahead of Week 13. While they won’t likely pull off the upset, the game will present a great opportunity to work on those issues that have held them back this season.