This particular game may be the easiest one left on the schedule, so a win should be likely. However, the Jags are a better matchup against us than most people realize. Their defense is 100% legit now, it will make life very difficult for Brissett, he may not throw any tds Sunday. If we use Gore and Mack very effectively, use a 50/50 split along with passes sprinkled in, we can move the ball on the Jags. However, this will have to be done with laser like precision, which I don't trust the coaching staff to do. Fournette and Ivory will do well in the running and pass game, Bortles will look better than he really is, and the Jags will hold our offense to around 14 points IMO.
Hmmm...this is the kind of dangerous reasoning that will have Irsay giving Chuck Pagano another pass. The team just isn't good enough yet? No...I would argue that talent wise this is a better team than last year. We have upgraded the defensive front and added younger and better talent in the secondary. Offensively...We have been hit by injury. Most notably Luck. But we have added a capable back up QB who is competent enough to put this team in position to win games. That is an upgrade over Tolzien. We have added a young playmaking running back with explosiveness in Mack. Our receivers are mainly the same but their production is falling off, perhaps it's due to Luck's absence and the process of adjusting to a new signal caller. But essentially talent is there and in many ways this team has been upgraded over last year. Chuck and this coaching staff must be held accountable when they consistently do not put this team in the best situation to play to their strengths and succeed. Mack is being underutilized. Last week was a joke. He is one of the most explosive weapons on this offense outside of T.Y. and this staff needs to come up with creative ways of getting him on the field more. Secondly, our secondary's strength is man coverage yet we consistently are playing lots of zone schemes which we are not good at...particularly in the second half while trying to protect leads. These coaches have to let this young defense play aggressively. They will make some mistakes but they will also make big plays and at least keep their foot on the throttle. When they do...we are in games. When we shrink back we have second half collapses and so called choke jobs. It is not just that the team is not good enough yet. Our coaches need to play to our strengths more to give us a better chance at success. We have lost two winnable games because of gutless coaching in my opinion...the Cardinals and Titans games were both winnable. Offensively we turtled up. Defensively we slacked off into zone. This "not good enough" team could be 4-2 instead of 2-4 with better coaching decisions and second half adjustments.
You know I love ya New Colts but had to jump in with my take on this buddy.