JACKSONVILLE – Here’s this week’s Wednesday primer.
Each Wednesday morning during the 2013 regular season, jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser sets the stage for the Jaguars’ media access that day by previewing major topics facing the team. Each Wednesday afternoon/evening, he will break down what was learned from Jaguars players and coaches that day.
Here’s a look at five key Wednesday topics as the Jaguars prepare for the Arizona Cardinals …
1. Can the Jaguars make it two? The Jaguars believed throughout the first half of the season they were improving. It just wasn’t showing up on the field. They beat Tennessee Sunday in Nashville to snap a 13-game regular-season losing streak, in the process giving Head Coach Gus Bradley his first NFL head coaching victory. Bradley after the game emphasized the Jaguars’ long-term goal of improvement more than the victory itself, but the question Wednesday will be, “Can the Jaguars turn one victory into two in succession?” They haven’t done that since 2010.
2. Can the Jaguars win at home? The Jaguars not only haven’t won at home since the 11th game of last season, they have struggled mightily more often than not in recent seasons in games at EverBank Field. They went 1-7 there last season, and have scored 11 points in three losses at EverBank this season. The Jaguars want more than just their first touchdown at EverBank Field Sunday, but their effort to get it will be a topic Wednesday.
3. What do the Jaguars need to do to run? The struggles to run have been a season-long issue, and while running back
5. How will the defense line up? With Posluszny out Sunday, veteran outside linebacker