The Jacksonville Jaguars had their best game of the Dave Caldwell era and by giving up just two sacks, the offensive line is looking to have their best season as well in terms of pass protection.
Who was responsible for each sack on Sunday? Let's get to it.
Sack #1: 3rd-and-3 at JAX 25, 8:05 left in 2Q
This is a mess on a lot of levels.
Jermey Parnell and A.J. Cann don’t pick up Antonio Morrison and he gets the initial pressure, which gets Blake Bortles off his timing with primary receiver Allen Robinson.
Ben Koyack (the left-most blocker) has already let Erik Walden by with a free rush, not thinking he’ll get to Blake Bortles. Walden does and cleans up the sack.
And to top it all off, Robinson is late coming off the line.
All that said, Bortles has got to throw this ball away when the play starts to break down. I’ll say equal parts Parnell and Bortles.
Verdict: Blake Bortles and Jermey Parnell
Sack #2: 3rd-and-8 at IND 24, 11:58 left in 4Q
A.J. Cann and Luke Bowanko are both very slow to react to this developing stunt, which everyone saw coming a mile away. Bortles should be throwing the ball away here too, but I can’t fault him for not getting rid of it less than three seconds in the pocket on just his second read.
Verdict: A.J. Cann and Luke Bowanko
2016 sack totals
Thanks for bearing with me these 17 weeks. It’s been fun, everyone.
Up next: 2017 offseason!