JACKSONVILLE – Here’s this week’s Wednesday wrap up.
On Wednesday mornings during the 2013 regular season, jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser sets the stage for the Jaguars’ Wednesday media access by previewing major topics facing the team. Each Wednesday afternoon/evening, he breaks down what was learned from Jaguars players and coaches that day.
Here’s the wrap up of Wednesday’s five topics as the Jaguars prepared to play the Arizona Cardinals at EverBank Field Sunday…
1. Can the Jaguars make it two? The Jaguars beat Tennessee Sunday, snapping a 13-game regular-season losing streak, but they haven’t won back-to-back regular-season games since late in the 2010 season. They lost three consecutive games to end that season, and while they have won just eight regular-season games since, players said this week the focus remains more on preparation than victory itself. “I think it’s just about putting it together,” cornerback
2. Can the Jaguars win at home? There was no bigger topic when players spoke to the media Wednesday, and it wasn’t just because it was the media’s main theme. Head Coach Gus Bradley spoke to players Wednesday morning about the need to play better at home and establish EverBank Field as a home-field advantage. The Jaguars are 1-10 at EverBank the last two seasons, and have yet to score a touchdown there this season. “We’ve got to focus on what we need to focus on to get better and play better at home,” wide receiver
3. What do the Jaguars need to do to run? The Jaguars have struggled to run all season, ranking 31st in the NFL in the area and not yet surpassing 100 yards rushing in a game this season. Their 2.8-yards-per-carry average is exactly a yard below the franchise record low for a season, which the team tied last season. The situation was particularly evident last week when the Jaguars rushed for 54 yards on 30 carries against Tennessee, a 1.8-yards-per carry in a game in which running back
5. How will the defense line up? With Posluszny’s status uncertain, the lineup at linebacker was an issue Wednesday. If Posluszny doesn’t play Sunday, Bradley said veteran outside linebacker