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Jaguars Mid-Season Report Card: Offensive Line

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 24: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars carries the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field on October 24, 2011 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 24: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars carries the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field on October 24, 2011 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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We're at the mid-way point through the season and the Jacksonville Jaguars bye week falls right in the middle of the season. That's a good spot for the bye in my opinion because I think you've got a really good gauge as to where the team is at and projected where they'll go in the final eight games. We'll look at some of the units and grade how they've done through the first eight games and we'll use the Washington Post for a frame of reference. First, we'll look at the Jaguars offensive line.

Player Games False Starts Holds Sacks Allowed
Eugene Monroe 6 0 1 3.00
Eben Britton 4 0 1 1.00
Will Rackley 7 1 2 5.00
Brad Meester 8 0 1 1.50
Uche Nwaneri 8 0 1 1.50
Guy Whimper 8 1 0 5.00

Feel free to question the accuracy of these stats, but the Washington Post was the best spot I was able to find to get all of this information (at least, for free). Overall, I think the offensive line has played "OK". There is a lot of shuffling because of injuries, so it's hard to get some continuity, which is vital for the success of a line.

Monroe has played much better the past two games than he did early in the year, likely because he's fully healthy now. Will Rackley, who struggled to the point of being benched early on, has been solid the past two games. Meester has been his usual steady self, but he does seem to be waining a bit. This chart says he's only been called for one hold, but I'm pretty positive he's had multiple holds on the season. Whimper was solid to start the season, but has tapered off a bit. Uche Nwaneri has been by far the best offensive lineman of the season, and in my opinion should be making a push for the Pro Bowl. I left out Cameron Bradfield from the table because he played in the one game. I will note however, he played very, very well in his one start at left tackle against the Steelers.

This chart also totals only accounts for 17 of the Jaguars 22 total sacks. Based on this, it looks like quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Luke McCown are responsible for roughly 5 sacks. I would guess most of those are on Blaine Gabbert, since he's run himself into a few sacks.