The Jacksonville Jaguars had a highly efficient offense in 2022, which is more impressive when you take into account that they ranked dead last in points scored the year prior. While there are many reasons for the Jags' offensive surge, Press Taylor's can't be overlooked.
Last year marked the first time Taylor was a coordinator and all things considered, he did a pretty good job. However, he knows there's still plenty of work to be done. Jacksonville was 31st in pass-blocking win rate in 2022, according to ESPN Analytics, so there's clearly room for improvement. To get the point across, Taylor wore a jacket with the less-than-amusing stat printed on it on Day 2 of training camp.
Taylor also met with the local media, and here are four takeaways from the exchange.
No. 4 Continuity on offense will lead to more efficiency for the Jaguars in 2023
Most of the Jaguars' 2022 starting offense is returning next season, so there's a reason to believe they should be able to pick up where they left off last year. During his exchange with the media, Taylor talked about how the carryover has helped the team in their preparation.
I think the biggest thing is the comfort level; we're able to go so much faster in our installs", Taylor said. "We crammed a lot of plays into an hour-and-a-half meeting. We're rolling really fast. We don't show as much video because we know the guys have seen it, they're accessing it, where we can get a little bit more in a little quicker, as we go. You go into a training camp situation where we're just running plays, we're not scheming our defense, they're not scheming us".
"We're just putting in place and running them, and maybe the quarterbacks get their progressions a little bit quicker, guys adjust to things a little quicker just because they've been through it. We've been through this install essentially six times through most of this and then obviously we have our additions that we belong".
Also helping the Jaguars is that most of his offensive staff from last year also returned, with the exceptions of wide receivers coach Chris Jackson and passing game coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, whose vacancies were filled by Chad Hall and Nick Holz, respectively.
That continuity will give Jacksonville the opportunity to be even better than they were last year.