Jaguars have to tune out drama and stop Derrick Henry

On Sunday, Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans invade TIAA Bank Field. The Jacksonville Jaguars will have to shake the distraction created by Urban Meyer to have any chance of winning. Most of all, will the Jaguars be able to stop Henry?

Meyer caught on video in a less than honorable situation last weekend. Jaguars owner Shad Khan addressed the situation firmly and quickly. Is there a chance that Meyer has lost the respect from his team and fellow coaches, lets hope they forgive and forget!

Jaguars fans have expected Henry to run roughshod over the defense in the past few seasons. The run defense will have a tough job in preventing Henry from breaking long-distance runs. Expect the Jacksonville defense to play eight men in the box.

The constant barrage of Henry opens the play-action passing game, too. The secondary will have to play man press coverage. The corners will have to battle all day long. Myles Jack is going to be the guy to shadow Henry.

Trevor Lawrence needs to play his type of game. He gets into trouble when he feels the need to force things. Lawrence should run the offense and let the game unfold according to what he is given.

James Robinson looked very good in Cincinnati. The Jaguars coaching staff should be very creative with the running game. A.J. Cann is on the injured reserve list. There will be a new starting right guard for this game.

Ben Bartch is expected to be the new starting right guard. He and Jawaan Taylor will need to open holes for the running attack. They did a good job in Cincinnati opening gaps for Robinson to power through for two touchdowns.

Dan Arnold is an emerging weapon for Lawrence in the passing game. Laviska Shenault and Marvin Jones are solid receivers and can get separation from their defenders. Let’s see if Arnold can run open across the middle or on-seam routes against the Titans secondary.

Tennessee lost last weekend to the New York Jets. They lost to Arizona in week 1 to open the season. The Titans will be looking to defeat the Jaguars to go 3-2 on the year meanwhile Jacksonville is looking to win their first.

The added drama with Meyer weighs heavily on this team that is struggling to find its identity. Let’s see what happens in the coming days. Be sure to catch the current JJC podcast where Andre Moultry accurately discusses the Jaguars situation in each podcast episode.

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