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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans: Week 9 sack analysis

Another sixth round rookie made his debut... and the offensive line didn’t do too bad!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars found themselves in a pickle coming into their Week 9 matchup, but it was one they were accustomed to. Their starting quarterback was out due to injury. The next man up? A sixth round rookie quarterback few people had heard of.

And the sixth round rookie quarterback didn’t do too badly!

There were two sacks on Jake Luton with 39 passing plays called. Who was responsible for them?

Let’s find out!

Sack #1: 2nd & 10 at HOU 43, 3:09 in 2Q

(Shotgun) J. Luton sacked at 50 for -7 yards (Z. Cunningham).

Andrew Norwell and Brandon Linder get caught here paying too much attention to their man and miss the delayed blitz on the linebacker. James Robinson doesn’t look to be running a delayed block where he’d then go out as a safety valve close to the line of scrimmage as Jake Luton’s eyes are always downfield — it looks as though he’s supposed to stay in and help block for the entirety of the play and just picks the wrong lane to fill in.

Fault: James Robinson

Sack #2: 3rd & 4 at JAX 22, 6:26 in 4Q

J. Luton sacked at JAX 15 for -7 yards (J. Watt). FUMBLES (J. Watt) [J. Watt], recovered by JAX-C. Robinson at JAX 22. C. Robinson to JAX 13 for -9 yards.

Jake Luton has to feel the pressure coming, especially from his right side, but on a third down you need more protections from your edges — especially more than the fewer than three seconds he gets on this play.

Fault: Jawaan Taylor


It was a pretty good day at the office for the offensive line! I only counted one sack on them and with 39 passing plays called for a rookie quarterback, that’s superb work.

2020 sack totals

Player Sacks
Player Sacks
Gardner Minshew 9
Team 7
Jawaan Taylor 4
Tyler Shatley 1
Cam Robinson 1
Doug Marrone 1
James O’Shaughnessy 1
James Robinson 1

Up next: The Green Bay Packers!