The Jacksonville Jaguars are second in the league in passing yards per game but last in interceptions. The NFL is all about capitalizing on mistakes so let’s take a look at a key missed opportunity for a turnover on Sunday.
After having some early-game success in running the ball, the Denver Broncos chose the perfect time to test the deep pass with play-action. Keep an eye on Broncos slot receiver Emmanuel Sanders running the skinny post route. In NFL terms, that is considered being wide open but fortunately the Jaguars defense is assisted by a late and under-thrown ball.
From a different angle, keep an eye on free safety Tashaun Gipson who avoids the middle of the field, attempting to help Myles Jack, but leaves Emmanuel Sanders open and getting a hand on the ball. Jalen Ramsey shows great effort here in tracking down Sanders and contesting the play, covering Gipson’s error.
And while this is a good play the difference between a good one and a great one is the ability to turn a bad pass into a turnover.
The Jaguars still have some work to do in this area.