With the NFL season right around the corner, all 32 teams are prepping for the season and getting ready for Week 1. The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming into training camp stronger than last year. Bringing in talent through free agency and the draft, they are set up for success.
Every team has different things that they need to figure out on their team. Whether it’s position battles, seeing which players may get released or working with new coaches on the staff. The Jaguars are showing promise for this year, but what are the three things that they need to focus on during camp?
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1.) Can Blake Bortles get out of his slump?
All eyes will be on quarterback Blake Bortles to see if he can improve his game majorly. It’s obvious that this will be the biggest thing to watch during the Jaguars training camp. The offense improved overall which can help Bortles in a big way. The Jaguars added their premier running back in Leonard Fournette and gave Bortles another weapon in Dede Westbrook to go with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee. This year is a go big or go home year for Bortles.
2.) Will Doug Marrone and Tom Coughlin be the right men to lead the Jaguars?
New head coach Doug Marrone and Tom Coughlin, the vice president of football operations for the Jags are looking to get this young team to the playoffs. They are both disciplinarians and have the talent on the roster to do well. I believe they will do great things with the team. Whether it’s make them more disciplined, win more games than they have in recent years or even make the postseason.
3.) Will the defense be as good as they are on paper?
The Jaguars have a young defense that have talent and potential but they also added veterans who can help bring up the defense. Barry Church, A.J. Bouye and Calais Campbell all have experiences and have made an impact for their former teams. They also have the young talent in defensive back Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith. The defense could carry this team if the offense fails to score points.