5 potential Jacksonville Jaguars scapegoats if things go wrong in 2022

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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3 Jaguars potential scapegoat if things go wrong: OC Press Taylor

The Jaguars had the worst offense in the NFL last season. Sure, they ranked 27th in total yards but finished last in points scored. Looking back, there were several reasons Jacksonville wasn’t able to find reach the end zone often.

Urban Meyer didn’t have a concise offensive philosophy and frequently clashed with his staff when discussing what kind of scheme they wanted to run. This is kind of puzzling because he supposedly hired coaches that shared his vision. That won’t be the case with Doug Pederson and his handpicked offensive coordinator, Press Taylor.

The two previously worked together in Philadelphia. In fact, Pederson wanted Taylor to be his offensive coordinator after the 2020 season but owner Jeff Lurie didn’t approve. In fact, this was partially the reason Pederson and the Eagles mutually agreed to part ways.

In Jacksonville, Pederson finally got the offensive coordinator he wanted in Taylor and that’s a good thing, at least on paper. Who wouldn’t want to work with someone they’re familiar with and have a similar mindset. Having said that, there were reports Taylor was lenient on Carson Wentz in Philly and didn’t coach him as hard as he should’ve.

In Taylor’s defense, Lawrence has a more laid-back personality than Wentz and he’s more receptive to coaching, so it’s unlikely that the two will clash. Having said that, if the Jaguars’ offense struggles, or the second-year quarterback takes a step back, Taylor might get some major flak.