Good morning folks. It's game day, and I'll be taking a different route today. Normally, I'd give you 5 things to watch for, but today, there should only be 1 thing. Kill kill kill.
The Jaguars' coaching staff was heavily criticized last week for not going for the win. They were accused of being far too conservative in their play calling. That can't be the case today.
The Saints have a very high powered offense. They will be scoring points today. I don't think there's any doubting that, and this game could be a blow out. There's no other way of looking at it. The Jaguars don't match up well.
The Jaguars have 1 and only 1 chance of winning this game. They have to go for the kill. Screw going for the jugular veins; the Jaguars should be going for the carotid arteries. If the Jaguars have a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter, they should try to make it a 17 point lead. There should be no sitting on anything today if they want to get back to .500.
Regardless of the outcome, the Jaguars will likely face less criticism following this game than they did last week. I'm being realistic here. No one, outside of maybe the Jaguars themselves, expect the Jags to pull off this upset. The match-ups don't look good, and the Jaguars haven't shown that they can score points on a regular basis. This is a learning phase for Blaine Gabbert, and opening up the playbook completely isn't the answer. Maurice Jones-Drew will be the work horse today, and I wouldn't have it any other way.