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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Week 5 sack analysis

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Five sacks. I don’t want to do this.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars were as disappointing on offense as they’ve ever looked and some of the blame has to fall on the offensive line who allowed 24 total pressures and five sacks.

Who was responsible for those sacks? Let’s take a look.

Sack #1: 1st & 10 at KC 31, 5:23 left in 1Q

B. Bortles sacked at KC 37 for -6 yards (C. Jones).

Chris Jones is a good, balanced defensive lineman who doesn’t get a lot of sacks, but he does get a fair amount of pressures and gets behind the line for tackles for a loss. This time, however, he gets past right guard A.J. Cann and doesn’t allow the play to develop after the fake to T.J. Yeldon.

Fault: A.J. Cann

Sack #2: 1st & 10 at KC 41, 4:21 in 2Q

(Shotgun) B. Bortles sacked at KC 47 for -6 yards (D. Ford). FUMBLES (D. Ford), RECOVERED by KC-B. Speaks at KC 49. B. Speaks to KC 49 for no gain (J. Parnell).

Dee Ford comes screaming off the edge and right tackle Jermey Parnell is a step too slow to react. He’s to blame for the sack, but Blake Bortles’ awful wind up and low placement of the ball is to blame for the fumble.

Fault: Jermey Parnell

Sack #3: 1st & 10 at KC 35, 13:11 in 4Q

(No Huddle, Shotgun) B. Bortles sacked at KC 40 for -5 yards (Te. Smith).

I have no idea why backup running back Brandon Wilds goes across the pocket to pick up a defender that looks to be blocked but he leaves his assignment and linebacker Terrance Smith scoops up the easy sack.

Fault: Brandon Wilds

Sack #4: 2nd & 10 at KC 47, 8:20 in 4Q

(Shotgun) B. Bortles sacked at JAX 48 for -5 yards (X. Williams).

I still don’t have any idea what A.J. Cann and Jermey Parnell were doing on this play. I really don’t. But it’s what looks to be Parnell’s defender who gets the easy sack.

Fault: Jermey Parnell

Sack #5: 3rd & 15 at JAX 48, 7:46 in 4Q

(Shotgun) B. Bortles sacked at JAX 43 for -5 yards (A. Bailey). PENALTY on KC-D. Ford, Taunting, 15 yards, enforced at JAX 43.

Third-string left tackle Josh Walker allowed a couple of pressures stepping in for Josh Wells last week, but this was the only sack I can see that should be credited to him. The coverage downfield was good too as they needed 15 yards for a first down and so the routes need some time to develop.

Fault: Josh Walker

Summary

The offensive line wasn’t good on Sunday and part of that can be blamed on the 70 pass protection snaps they were asked to block for. But 24 total pressures (according to Pro Football Focus) was the most by a team this week and adding in five sacks is unacceptable no matter the number of snaps.

2018 sack totals

Player Sacks
Player Sacks
Blake Bortles 5
Jermey Parnell 4
Chris Reed 4
A.J. Cann 3.5
Josh Walker 3.5
Team 2
Andrew Norwell 2
Ereck Flowers 1.5
Brandon Wilds 1
Carlos Hyde 1
Brandon Linder 0.5

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