The Jacksonville Jaguars struggled to move the ball and reach the endzone in Weeks 2 and 3. However, they bucked the trend the past two games, putting a total of 48 points on the scoreboard. Head coach Doug Pederson told the media Wednesday that it was just a matter of time before the offense clicked.
"I guess what I've been saying all along, it takes a little time," Pederson told the media. "It takes that work in practice and kind of seeing things, seeing yourself in these game situations, and making the necessary adjustments and corrections. And continuing to work the following week, to get better and working on timing and all of that."
"All of that and Calvin [Ridley] understanding more of the offense and what we're asking of him. And it's been good, it's still not where we need to be. Obviously, there's still a lot left out there. We can't turn the ball over in the red zone, like we did, and give up points. Defensively, we can't have the breakdowns in the back end for big plays. It's all communication stuff, and those are all things that we continue to work through, but the execution has gotten better," Pederson said.
The work that the Jaguars have put in is reflected on the scoreboard, and they should keep getting better as the season progresses. But as Pederson noted, there's plenty of work left, and if the Jaguars want to extend their winning streak to three, these five Jaguars will need to show out in Week 6.
No. 5 Jaguars player who must show out vs. the Colts in Week 6: Devin Lloyd
It's not a given that linebacker Devin Lloyd, who's missed the last two games with a thumb injury, will suit up Sunday but having him back in the lineup would give the defense a boost. Fellow sophomore Chad Muma has filled in for him the last two weeks but has been underwhelming.
Lloyd was wearing protected pads and bandages in practice Wednesday but Doug Pederson says he'll be fine. If Muma does get the start Sunday, he'll need to fare much better than he has.