Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The Jacksonville Jaguars offense has been out of sorts the last two weeks of the season, and quarterback Blaine Gabbert is hoping the team can get some consistency.
When the Jacksonville Jaguars lost 40 percent of their offensive line early in Week 1, their consistency on offense seemingly went with it. When Eben Britton and Cameron Bradfield went down, the Jaguars next three offensive series went no where, and it not for a recovered fumble by the defense setting up in field goal range, it very well could have been five offensive series in a row.
The Jaguars offense needs some semblance of consistency to get back on track, something they haven't had since the first half of Week 1 on the offensive line.
"Exactly," Gabbert told reporters on Wednesday about looking for consistency on offense. "Consistency is really what this team strives for, offensively, defensively and on special teams. The more consistency you have with the 11 guys on the field, the better you’re going to perform. That just goes down to executing, doing your job on every play. That’s really when you see us take off. That’s what we’re working for in practice."
NFL offenses are a simple thing, but also a complicated one. They typically operate on many layers and if one person on one layer isn't executing their job on a given play, it can compromise all the other layers. If someone on the offensive line misses a block, it can affect the throw by the quarterback which can affect what happens with the receiver as the rushed pass is throw.
If a receiver is lazy on their route and rounds it out, it could leave them off the mark of a timing pass forcing it to sail incomplete because the receiver isn't in the spot they need to be.
If the Jaguars can get some consistency, across the board, it will help the offense ten fold.