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Jaguars offense showed some interesting concepts Week 1

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s start with Week 1 versus the New York Giants. Blake Bortles played well, even though his passer rating ended with a 67%, and it’s mostly because the run game was very effective. In Week 1 there was only one run that was a tackle for a loss.

Just one.

The Jaguars game plan was to run the ball a lot against the Giants and they did, 28 times. Even with all of those runs, I was able to find a couple really good snaps showing Blake really paying attention to the cornerbacks and getting some great looks downfield.

Blake wanted to punch the Giants in the mouth early, so when he noticed single-high safety with Jenoris Jenkins (5’10”) man-to-man on Keelan Cole (6’1”) he took the shot. Cole ran a perfect route and Jenkins broke the number one rule as a safety; you never let the receiver beat you to the inside and Keelan simply pulled him out and ran the streak.

On the next drive Blake does a great job reading pass on an RPO (run pass option) play call just outside the redzone. Everyone on the team is reading the linebackers you can see it from a mile away. Both backers step up and Blake makes a great quick throw to Keelan Cole making it 2nd & short

Two plays later Blake decides to take it into the endzone. Blake sees man-to-man and Seferian-Jenkins with a mismatch (linebacker instead of a safety) and Blake knows his wide out is going to hold his defender in and he drops it in the perfect pocket. Unfortunately, this was brought back because of a false start on Cam Robinson.

Also a great read and throw by Blake here. Dede is going to be single covered on a Nickel corner and the help is blitzing with single high over the top.

This is a perfect RPO. Read the end.

If he comes hard then he pulls it back and runs outside. if the end is waiting for the play to develop, then he lets the RB keep it.

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