There are several reasons the Jacksonville Jaguars have struggled to generate big plays on offense the past few weeks. Not getting off to a fast start is one. Not getting their playmakers involved is another. Offensive coordinator Press Taylor acknowledged both when he met with the local media Thursday.
"The biggest thing is making plays early in games," Taylor said. "When you've been able to do that, we get off to that fast start that we had, the three games prior to this, whether it's converting the first third down of the game, which has been one of our engines to kickstart us. "
Getting everybody opportunities, making sure we find a way to settle into the game, whatever that may be. Getting our best players touches early, giving them opportunities to impact the game from the jump, get everybody settled in," Taylor said.
Based on Taylor's comments, the Jaguars have identified the issues that have held their offense back. They'll need to fix them if they want to bounce back and finish the season strong. Working in their favor is that they'll welcome the 3-6 Tennessee Titans at home in Week 11.
While no divisional game is ever easy, the Titans present a prime opportunity to get back on track. With that in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 11.
5. The Jaguars defense will force 3 turnovers vs. the Titans
The Jaguars were tied for the most takeaways in the league before Week 10. However, they couldn't create a single turnover against the San Francisco 49ers. Brock Purdy had no trouble carving up the Jacksonville secondary and finished the game with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
But that game is now in the rearview mirror. As defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell said, that team who lost against the Niners isn't them, so expect them to get back to their old ways and register three turnovers against Tennessee: An interception by Darious Williams, another one by Rayshawn Jenkins, and a forced fumble by Foyesade Oluokun. Speaking off...