Start with the fact that the Jaguars offensive line has been in a state of flux throughout training camp. Add in the fact that Toby Gerhart, the starting running back, had just 16 carries in the preseason.
The result has been a Jaguars running game that hasn’t been in sync and needs to jell quickly with the regular season starting a week from Sunday in Philadelphia.
For the first three games, the Jaguars averaged just 3.1 yards a rush. Denard Robinson was the leading rusher with 82 yards on 14 carries for an average of 5.9 yards a rush.
Ideally, the Jags will need to run the ball and take time off the clock to keep the Eagles offense off the field. The Birds defense is improved, but can the Jags keep this game, and others, close so that Gerhart gets his touches - and fantasy points. Week 1 will be a good test and Gerhart ranks 16th on our RB list to open the season.