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Big Cat Country Q&A: Can we get the offense going against this Bills defense?

Let’s answer some questions ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ matchup against the Buffalo Bills!

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Let’s answer some questions ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ matchup against the Buffalo Bills!

Alan from Jacksonville, FL

Q: I know the Jaguars don’t a lot but with the Bills having such a poor passing game and LeSean McCoy maybe not playing do you think we might see more blitzes on Taylor?

A: First, I don’t think the Bills have a poor passing game. I think they have an unproductive passing game. They’re 31st in the league in yards, but also 31st in attempts and Tyrod Taylor has the fewest interceptions per pass in the league. That said, I think the better strategy is to play tight coverage and keep Tyrod in the pocket. He’s less dangerous when he’s contained. So, no, I don’t think we’ll see more blitzing.

Jake from Washington, D.C.

Q: Mike Tolbert? Deonte Thompson and Zay Jones? Really, Buffalo?

A: Really.

Al from Jacksonville, FL

Q: Do you think our recent struggles are because the last two games didn’t really matter or should we actually be worried we’ve regressed?

A: Treat the playoffs like a brand new season.

Dre from New Haven, CT

Q: Do you think Tom Coughlin came down during practice this week with an inspirational speech or to try and light a fire under this team’s ass for Sunday?

A: Nope — and although this may have been a joke question, it touches on something we discussed quite a bit last offseason. How would Tom Coughlin handle being the man behind the emerald curtain? Would he be able to leave Doug Marrone alone? To what capacity would he be the face of this franchise? I think Coughlin has done a really good job staying out of everyone’s way and letting them do what they do best. That’s what good bosses do — clear, not create, obstacles for their employees. I didn’t think he’d be able to do it and I think it’s a big reason the organization has regained so much functionality.

Josh from Jacksonville, FL

Q: How worried should we be about Charles Clay?

A: How worried have you been for tight ends the last 17 weeks?

Darrel from Birmingham, AL

Q: How will the Jaguars’ fan base respond to the Bills fans and that historic Bills tradition. They may be seeking revenge from the first home playoff loss in 1999 when Tony Brackens, Leon Searcy, Natrone Means, and Mark Brunell ended Jim Kelly’s career.

A: First, that playoff loss was in 1996 — not 1999. Second, I think the Bills will play well on Sunday. I think they’re a team that limits mistakes and has a great run game, which are two things that will carry you well into the playoffs. I just think the Jaguars will win is all.

Nathan from Jacksonville, FL

Q: Leonard Fournette is unquestionably the number one back for us but why don’t the Jaguars incorporate T.J. Yeldon more on run plays instead of just third down passing situations. Doesn’t it become predictable?

A: Yeldon is still producing so if it’s predictable the Jaguars are still getting it done. But Yeldon needs to be better about not fumbling before he’s given many more opportunities in our offense.

Tyson from Tacoma, WA

Q: On a scale of “1 to all fingernails chewed off” how nervous are you?

A: Probably a 5 or 6.

Jeff from Midland, FL

Q: Blake has played poorly the last few games as well as the rookie receivers playing bad. Can we get the offense going against this Bills defense?

A: We can and I think we will.

Brandon from Forest City, FL

Q: Regardless of what happens Sunday I still think Blake Bortles is back next year. Your thoughts?

A: Sadly, I agree. Alfie posted something earlier this week about Blake that I think hits the nail on the head — Blake Bortles isn’t the worst quarterback in the NFL, but on any given day he can be.