The Jaguars were able to get some pass rush against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, hitting quarterback Carson Palmer six times and sacking him twice. A lot of the pressure the Jaguars put on Palmer was manufactured pressure, as defensive coordinator Mel Tucker dialed up blitz after blitz.
One defensive end was able to seemingly generate consistent pressure though, as Austen Lane harassed Carson Palmer for much of the day. In just his second game back from a preseason foot injury, Lane was noticeable in his play from the left defensive end spot, in a good way.
If Lane can continue to get pressure from his end position it will lesson the amount the Jaguars need to blitz, which leaves them exposed in the back end and susceptible to big plays by tight ends and running backs out of the backfield.
Lane has had back to back training camps where he looked like he was going to make a difference on the field and now that he's finally healthy, he's showing that on game day.