Fear not. The Jaguars’ front office is on top of it.
"sarcasm 1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain – Merrium-Webster"
Pederson was asked about the somewhat alarming lack of depth at the nose tackle position and indicated that nose guards don’t get as many snaps in today’s pass-happy NFL. He added that they could always slide Folorunso Fatukasi over to nose if Hamilton had to come out.
So, to sum up, the Jags have fewer defensive linemen on the team to start with than all of their division rivals, and among those linemen, they have the least amount of 300-pounders. This is curious roster management for a team that purports to be dedicated to stopping the run.
But, hey – having lots of big, strong guys in the trenches might be antiquated thinking! Urban Meyer was adamant about how important a dominant defensive line is, and he was a terrible coach!
Who’s to say Baalke and Pederson aren’t ahead of their time, trailblazers in the field of decreased defensive linemen roster management? Don’t listen to the sky is falling types like John Dillon over at Jagswire. They could just be stuck in their ways.
Even though the season starts Sunday, the Jaguars may not be done adding bodies on the defensive line for the season. They may already have someone in mind. Or, they may have discovered a magical elixir that prevents defensive linemen from getting hurt. Who knows?
Sarcasm aside, the genuine point is these are outside-the-box ideas that are sure to rub old hats the wrong way. Jags fans must become accustomed to new ways of doing things in order to rectify years of misery resulting from old ways of doing things. They must hope the new regime knows what they are doing.
Oh, and also they must hope nobody on the defensive line gets hurt.