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Chris Ivory could help stabilize shaky Jaguars offense

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The Jacksonville Jaguars offense was supposed to be something that the team could count on to keep them in games, but after last week’s effort and questionable game plan against the San Diego Chargers, even that is now up in the air. The team seemed to go more horizontal rather than its typical down field chunk passing and it stalled out. The last two weeks have also shown that TJ Yeldon probably isn’t ever going to be a bell cow type back for the Jaguars, at least until there are massive upgrades on the offensive line, but he wasn't supposed to be anyway.

Free agent signing Chris Ivory was and he looked as if he would be in the preseason, but then a medical issue kept him out of the first two games of the season. Ivory has been back to practice this week, which offensive coorindator Greg Olson noting he added ‘"juice’ to the offense.

Balance is something the Jaguars offense has desperately needed and one could make the case that if the team had Chris Ivory healthy, they'd be 1-1 right now instead of 0-2 and in a seeming downward spiral. It's doubtful Ivory would have changed anything Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, but he could be a huge boost against the Baltimore Ravens.

If the Jaguars offense can get back to their downfield passing and add in some power running, opening up play action passing, it could change quite a bit about the team.

At least offensively.