Shooting through the line. Is it magic? Strength? Speed?
We've all seen it. Teams with overpowering defensive lines shooting players through gaps like darts headed for the ball. The meat of the game.
New York's Giants repeat the procedure almost every snap. And Baltimore practically invented it. Nothing smothers and dominates a game like a defensive line that consumes play from every angle. The Jaguars used to know how to do this.
But today, the opposing teams' quarterbacks seem so far away. Or sometimes, just one step away. That one step, is the key. That one step is the difference between a punt, and a first down. First downs lead to touchdowns.
So into our fair city enter the Rams. Oh how they long for a win. Bulger can throw. They have the guys to catch the ball too. Plus, #39 is a big, fast, powerful back. He wants the ball. And they're giving it to him.
Ignore the records. Ignore the attendance. The greatest measure of this game will be...one step. A small gap, which we hope our Jaguars can close.