Jacksonville Jaguars: 2010 – 2011 Regular Season Schedule
With no pass rush and a struggling passing game, it’s no wonder why the Jaguars collapsed in the final month of the season. If they have any hopes of making the playoff in 2010, they will need strong defensive play.
Below we have the Jaguars 2010 -2011 regular season schedule for you to view as we inch closer to the beginning of the NFL season. We also have the fantasy relevant players for Jacksonville, and a breakdown for all NFL teams in schedule strength in win/loss, against the pass, run and points.
Strength of Schedules
Last year Maurice Jones-Drew was finally given an opportunity to be the teams feature running back. While I admittedly had my concerns about Drew holding up the entire season, he put together a strong full season none the less.
Drew is the catalyst for the Jaguars’ offense, but if they have any hopes of making the playoffs this year, they need their receivers to step up. Mike Sims-Walker was strong until the final five or six weeks of the season.
Seeing that last year was the first time Walker played a full NFL season it’s easy to understand why he hit a wall. As long as Walker can stay healthy I expect him to play better in the second half of the season.
After Walker, the Jaguars have a few names that could contribute to this offense but who knows if they will play well. It would serve this team well to draft a receiver like Brandon Lafell or Golden Tate in the second round of the draft.
Pass Rush Needed
The Jaguars were horrible at generating any kind of pass rush last season and finish the season with less than fifteen total sacks. Signing former Packer Aaron Kampman was a good start in the right direction but adding more to the front line is needed.
I would like to see the Jaguars draft an impact linebacker or even a solid defensive tackle to play with John Henderson. Back when Henderson and Marcus Stroud played together this defense was imposing.
A return to a strong inside would help the Jaguars pass rush as the offensive lines would have do worry about their inside tackles.