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Jaguars film room: Man to man defense

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:14 am

The Jaguars defense didn’t have an easy day against the Giants in Week 1. We all knew the offense with Pat Shurmur was going to be similar to the San Francisco offense of last season Tashaun Gipson Jersey , which is a Dump and Run with crossing routes and when ran perfectly timed routes. They meticulously pick apart zone and they know how to isolate 1 on 1’s against man to man defense. It looked like there was a pick involved with almost every single one of Odell Beckham’s routes. Jalen Ramsey and others had some trouble just getting around the LBs when lined up across him. It is much easier in trips so whether its the right or left, the cross is coming.This man to man coverage happened a couple times vs New York but this is why Odell went 11 for 15 in receptions. He was wide open a lot of time and also using this tactic to get his own guys open in the secondary. You only need to gain 4 yards at a time in order to march down the field and Pat Shurmur knows that the best. Jaguars biggest worry is not letting too many of these cross plays convert on 3rd downs.The slot receiver attacks the middle linebacker, whether if its zone or man, he’s going to take any defender out of the way when you run directly into them 7 yards down the field.Despite questioning the legality the majority of New York Giants routes, last week against New England, the offense of the Jacksonville Jaguars did utilize the cross routes to get open to convert a crucial 3rd down in the 3rd quarter.Jaguars were better off against New England in man to man all game and Jaguars wanted to prevent having the linebackers and mostly the corners from being in zone.To prevent these cross routes you can press and that seemed like it was a part of the plan for the Jaguars Defense. With 1:46 in 1stquarter Jaguars Jaguars switched to a press man to man early to allow the defensive line time to get to Tom; and that was the plan all the way until the 4th quarter. HOUSTON (3-3) at JACKSONVILLE (3-3)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET Cheap Telvin Smith Jersey , CBSOPENING LINE - Jaguars by 5RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 1-5, Jacksonville 3-3SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 19-13LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Texans 45-7, Dec. 17, 2017LAST WEEK - Texans beat Bills 20-13; Jaguars lost to Cowboys 40-7AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 18, Jaguars No. 17TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (15), PASS (12)TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9) Jermey Parnell Jersey , RUSH (10), PASS (14)JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (18), PASS (15)JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (22), PASS (1)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans have won three straight in dramatic fashion Brandon Linder Jersey , including two in overtime and last week thanks to interception return for touchdown in final two minutes. ... Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins needs 120 yards receiving to break own franchise mark for most yards (776) through first seven games. Hopkins also goes for third straight on road with at least 100 yards and touchdown. ... ... QB Deshaun Watson has at least 375 yards passing in three of past four games. He has 685 yards passing, with four TDs and two INTs, in last two road games. Watson has 968 yards passing, with eight TDs and three picks, in last three division games. ... RB Lamar Miller has at least 80 yards from scrimmage in three of past four games. ... DE J.J. Watt has seven sacks and three forced fumbles in past four games. He has 14 1/2 sacks, nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 11 career meetings against Jaguars. ... DE Jadaveon Clowney has 10 tackles for loss and 6 1/2 sacks in his past 10 games against division teams. ... Jaguars swept season series in 2017 after dropping six straight. ... After being outscored 70-21 in consecutive road losses, coach Doug Marrone returned to training camp practices this week in effort to emphasize fundamental football. ... QB Blake Bortles has thrown for at least 300 yards in four of last six home games. He has 13 TD passes and two INTs in those six games. ... Jaguars down top two left tackles Cheap Logan Cooke Jersey , top two tight ends, No. 1 receiver and probably two of top three running backs. ... Jaguars one of six NFL teams without missed FG this season. ... Fantasy tip: Texans WR Keke Coutee worth starting against Jaguars' defense. Pro Bowl CBs Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye will cover Hopkins and Will Fuller, leaving Tyler Patmon on Coutee. Rookie has 20 catches for 193 yards and TD in three games.

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