JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Marcedes Lewis #89 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field on November 27, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Under new head coach Mike Mularkey and offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, the Jacksonville Jaguars offense should look a bit different than it did during the Jack Del Rio era. Under the Del Rio era, the Jaguars did a lot of running the football and bunching up their offense. Under Mularkey, it should look quite a bit different, including more routes for tight end Marcedes Lewis.
"This system is so intricate," Lewis said on the new offense. "The pass plays are called to the strength side first, and it was never like that. That's exciting. I probably have about 15 more different routes than I've had ever, with different options and different nuances as far as the routes go."
"It takes some learning," Lewis said. "But, once we learn it we should be rolling."
Marcedes also noted that Mularkey as the head coach is working a lot with the tight ends, sitting in on their meetings and being hands on with the tight ends. Mularkey has been a long time tight ends coach and played tight end for the Florida Gators in college and had a nine-year career in the NFL as a tight end.
I would expect the Jaguars tight ends to be a big part of the Jaguars passing game and it's about time that became the case.