Jaguars TO DO List

The Jaguars were impressive in many phases of the game in Sunday's 36-14 victory over the Bills. Quarterback play was very good, the offensive line was fantastic, special teams was solid, and the defense played very well. As well as the Jaguars played, they're going to have to take their play up another level if they are going to leave Indianapolis with a victory.

We are going to look at some of the things that didn't go so well on Sunday afternoon.

    1. Pressure. The Jaguars haven't been able to sustain consistent pressure on most opposing quarterbacks this season, and the Bills signal caller, J.P. Losman, had plenty of time to throw for most of the day.

    2. Tackling. No defense is perfect, and many fans and media types occasionally forget that the guys on the other side of the ball are getting paid too. That being said, the Jaguars defense missed a lot of tackles yesterday, really too many to count.

    3. Play-calling. I almost never say negative things about play calling, because if a play works, the players normally get the credit, and if a play doesn't work, the blame usually rests with the coordinator. All plays are designed to work. However, I didn't agree with the short yardage runs to the outside against the Buffalo defense. It's easy to be a backseat coordinator, especially knowing the results, but I feel that running up the middle would've been a better call.

    4. Red zone offense. The Jaguars were just 1/5 in the red zone, and 0/2 in goal to go situations. It's great that the offense scored on eight of ten possessions, but five field goals won't get it done against a quality opponent like Indianapolis.

To have a lack of execution in four fairly major areas of the game like the Jaguars did, and to still win by 22 points is a testament to how good of a team they are. They will have to improve on each of these four areas if they are going to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender.



Charlie Bernstein is the Editor-in-Chief of JagNation.com, and a regular syndicated contributor to FoxSports.com, Sirius NFL Radio, MySpace Sports and Sportsillustated.com. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, and is a columnist for the New Smyrna Observer. Feel free to contact him -HERE- with questions or comments.



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