The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line has been in a little bit of a state of flux so far this season, however they’ve managed to make it work the last two weeks. Against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football, the offensive line kept Gardner Minshew clean, but they struggled to run black and give easy holes for Leonard Fournette to run through.
Then again, they’ve also played three different guys at left tackle and have rotated their right guard a bit. That could finally get settled this week, though, depending on how practice will go.
“I think Cam [Robinson] will play more, whether he plays a full game or not, I’ll see how it goes. I really liked the way he played this week,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said on Monday prior to practice. “I think Will [Richardson] Jr., it’s very difficult for me to stand up here and say that was a good indication of how he can play because we moved him around so much. So, we still think that when he gets locked in there, there will be competition there. How the week goes, I don’t know, but we will play the best guys on how they practiced, because I do believe the more competition you have, the more it is. As Will gets more locked into guard, I think his performance will be a lot better and be more competitive to push for playing time in that position.”
Richardson started at left tackle Week 1 and 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans due to a setback with Cam Robinson, but moved back to right guard this past week against the Titans in a rotation with A.J. Cann. Robinson came back and split time with Cedric Ogbuehi, but I would anticipate Robinson plays a lot more snaps this upcoming week, which is a good thing because he played well when he was in the game.
Prior to the Robinson injury, Richardson had seemed to be on the verge of overtaking Cann for the starting right guard position, so this week of practice will be interesting to see if he can get back into that groove and end up starting on Sunday.