1. Jaguars HC Doug Pederson giving Press Taylor the keys to the offense
The news that head coach Doug Pederson was giving offensive coordinator Press Taylor full control of the offense on game day hasn't been well received. Granted, it was reported just hours before the opener but it had been in the works for a while.
On paper, the decision made sense and it seemed like the logical next step when you take into account that Taylor took over playcalling during second halves at times last year. However, his play selection came into question when the Jaguars only managed to score nine points against the Chiefs despite the fact that they had Trevor Lawrence under center and had a wide array of weapons.
Here's the thing, Taylor may have been able to choose better plays but the truth is that there are many reasons the offense failed to reach the end zone in Week 2. Trevor Lawrence's accuracy was off. Zay Jones couldn't get both feet in bounds in red-zone targets. Add the offensive line's inability to open lanes or give Lawrence enough time to throw and there's plenty of blame to go around.
It's also worth noting that nobody was complaining when Taylor called the plays that gave the Jaguars the win over the Baltimore Ravens last year. There are many good games he called and he'll also have a few bad ones, so even if he wasn't great in Week 2, he shouldn't give playcalling duties back to Pederson just yet.
The bottom line is that Taylor may need a bit of time to get fully acclimated to his newly added responsibilities but he showed last year that he's up to the task. Expect him to have a strong grasp as the season progresses and for the offense to put lots of points on the scoreboard in the upcoming weeks.