No. 2 question Jaguars fans are asking heading into Week 3: The offensive line play
Are the O-Line’s issues a result of talent or scheme? Via Scott Mathis
Offensive line coach Phil Rauscher tends to get the most out of his players and usually puts him in a position to succeed. So unless he makes them do something like the Whirly Bird, it will be hard to solely pin the blame on him for his unit's recent woes.
Also, the Jaguars won't go against defensive tackle Chris Jones every week, so there's a reason to believe they'll fare much better moving forward. That said, there are a few questions regarding the offensive line the Jaguars must answer soon. Right guard Brandon Scherff wasn't bad last year but he wasn't great either. The fact that he played through an ankle injury makes it hard to assess him. He didn't practice Wednesday for personal reasons but he's no longer listed on the Injury Report. He'll be one player to keep an eye on in Week 3.
Ben Bartch did well in his first game back from injury but struggled against the Chiefs. Again, the Kansas City defensive front proved to be too much for the Jaguars, so it will be interesting to see if he can bounce back. The same is true for rookie right tackle Anton Harrison, who's coming off back-to-back subpar performances.
Harrison called going against Jones his welcome to the NFL moment. Keep in mind that he's a rookie, so he should have his fair share of ups and downs through the season. For him, there's nowhere to go but up.