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JACKSONVILLE – Let’s get to it…

There Will By no means Be A 12 months Like This Once more! Sure, I really feel like we may have a Tremendous Bowl Win (possibly this yr but when not, quickly) however I can say with all certainty this can go down as my favourite Jags yr ever. This group who has marvelous gamers have simply been a real pleasure to look at! I simply want we might wrap up this group and hold them precisely the identical for a few years! The Pleasure Is Immense!

That is good perspective. The 2022 Jaguars are a particular group that has performed – and continues to do – particular issues. They’re one among eight groups remaining within the postseason, making this a journey nobody anticipated when the season started. It’s also a locker room of gamers that genuinely like one another and who’re genuinely having fun with the second. There may be additionally a cool connecting/reconnecting with the fan base. The town is remembering in the end what it is like to like the Jaguars once more. And yeah… irrespective of how good the Jaguars are sooner or later, and it doesn’t matter what degree of success they attain, it will not ever be new like this once more. Savor it. It is actually cool.

One thing particular is occurring. If it isn’t this yr, subsequent yr and years to return. What do you assume?

I say one thing particular clearly is occurring with this franchise. I do not know what precisely which means for subsequent season or this season, however I believe with Trevor Lawrence at quarterback and Doug Pederson as head coach, the Jaguars ought to be aggressive for the foreseeable future.

We have now been taking part in for our playoff lives the previous few weeks. The Chiefs have loads of relaxation and have not needed to play with close to as a lot desperation as we’ve. I am not taking something away from our opponent, however generally fortune favors the group that has been in “go-mode” for some time. Occurs on a regular basis within the playoffs. The gamers and coaches on this group have a perception now that they’ll propel groups to some fairly nice heights.

Momentum issues within the postseason. So does relaxation and being very, excellent. If the Jaguars win Saturday, I believe we’ll hear how they had been sizzling and the way every week off damage the Chiefs. If the Chiefs win, I believe we’ll hear about the advantage of a first-round bye.

Brian from Spherical Rock, TX

We hit Peak Trevor within the final recreation. The final time he performed at that degree, he stayed there for a couple of video games. Is he going to go off on the Chiefs?

Richard from Jacksonville

Subsequent Gen Stats says Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has the third-highest drop in QBR score when pressured. When he has a clear pocket, he leads the league in virtually each statistical class that issues. Defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell has a historical past with Kansas Metropolis. He normally favors displaying new “seems to be” on protection throughout a second recreation with any group throughout a season. What ought to we anticipate to see on this week’s playoff recreation on protection? Does GM John O favor displaying Mahomes new wrinkles or roll with what he has labored through the streak?

Coaches usually hold GM John O out of game-planning conferences – and all conferences, for that matter. I do not understand how a lot I learn into Mahomes’ drop in QBR when pressured – primarily as a result of all quarterbacks favor a clear pocket to strain. One of the best quarterbacks – Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers – might be rattled when pressured. Maybe Mahomes’ most notable trait is he’s otherworldly good escaping strain and making performs. He’s extraordinarily arduous to blitz. Keep in mind, too: Whereas the “e-book” on Mahomes was once he could be impatient and make errors when you dropped seven or eight defenders in protection, he has been higher there this season. I do imagine Caldwell will combine in some pressures towards Mahomes. You’ll be able to’t do the identical factor each play, each scenario. However I do not assume it is going to be all-blitz, all-the time.

Craig from Ponte Vedra Seaside

I’ve a query about extra time beneath the next state of affairs: The Jaguars and Chiefs are tied in regulation and on the coin toss the Jaguars lose it and the Chiefs elect to obtain the ball. In the course of the kickoff the Jags try an onsides kick and recuperate the ball. The Jags subsequent drive leads to a subject aim. Do the Jaguars win?

And it’s. The NFL’s new postseason extra time guidelines make an onside kick to begin extra time attractive. First, it is necessary to do not forget that the brand new guidelines give each groups the OPPORTUNITY to own the ball. An onside kick is taken into account to have given the would-be receiving group that chance, so the Jaguars would win in your state of affairs. The Jaguars would additionally nonetheless have the chance to own the ball after the rating, lessening the chance/penalties of a failed onside kick.

Within the final three video games, Lawrence has rushed for a complete of 9 yards. Is that this toe-related? If not, it looks as if the Jags are lacking a giant alternative to maintain defenses off-balance and designating a spy to protect towards him romping down the sector.

I do not sense Lawrence’s toe is influencing recreation plan or method.

Hey John, it is fourth-and-two in a 0-0 recreation within the first quarter. Huge Cats have the ball on the Chiefs 20 yard line. Do they go for it?

In all probability. I anticipate Pederson to be aggressive with the concept that the Jaguars will have to be aggressive and rating touchdowns – not subject targets – once they get alternatives in/close to the pink zone. He might do that a number of occasions.

Possibly that is untimely however I’m curious. Do you ever see Trevor having the command that Peyton Manning did the place he can simply be given a variety of performs by the OC and choose the perfect play on the line of scrimmage based mostly off the defensive look? Or was Peyton only a one among a form QB who had that sort of capacity?

Lawrence is on the finish of his second season, his first in Pederson’s offense. Manning began mastering the form of command to which you are referring to round his sixth season – and his sixth season in the identical offense with the identical offensive coordinator. So yeah… Lawrence doubtless may have that command in a couple of seasons if all goes effectively.

Princefigs from Jacksonville

Hypothetical: Sport is tied and there are two seconds on the clock. Offense kicks a subject aim that’s clearly good. The refs although rule it no good regardless of the clear proof that it was good. What occurs?

Hey O, simply realized that the NFL is right down to the ultimate 8 groups. When within the season did the Jags develop into a prime 10 group? I by no means would have anticipated it to occur this yr. It is a testomony to the teaching, the gamers getting extra comfy within the system. It has been superb to look at this transformation!

The Jaguars grew to become a Prime Eight group when Riley Patterson’s subject aim went by way of the uprights as time expired towards the Los Angeles Chargers final Saturday. That put them within the last eight.

Zone, does this recreation come right down to if our inside line can management Chris Jones?

Zone – how usually do you assume we’ll have Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell cowl Travis Kelce? He is a matchup nightmare for certain, and admittedly our linebackers usually look overmatched when pressured into protection towards even common competitors. I believe we have to shadow him with our greatest defensive again all recreation lengthy and make Mahomes throw to another person.

I do not know that placing Campbell on Kelce offers the Jaguars a lot of a matchup benefit there; Kelce’s dimension and athleticism makes {that a} robust cowl for Campbell. I anticipate the Jaguars to combine coverages on Kelce and I anticipate Kelce to have a whole lot of success as a result of he has a whole lot of success towards just about all defenses. The Jaguars have to attain a whole lot of factors Saturday and cease the Chiefs in essential conditions. This doubtless will not be a recreation within the 20s.

Brian from Gainesville, FL

Huge O, sometime quickly the Jaguars will fortunately hand Trevor Lawrence the most important payday in NFL historical past. Better part about that’s that the Chiefs have confirmed the mannequin that such a transfer needn’t kill a group.

You are proper that Lawrence sometime quickly will signal a cap-dominating contract that forces the Jaguars to vary their personnel mannequin, and also you’re proper that that does not need to kill a group. The quarterback have to be nice, and the group should draft and use free company correctly, however a group can nonetheless compete for championships with a quarterback on an elite contract.

It will get most of the readers each time, would not it?

Clark, that is the present that retains on giving the entire yr.

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