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The Jaguars offensive line seems to be desperately searching for answers following three weeks of terribly inconsistent play.
The lone players among the Jaguars offensive line who deserve compliments are Uche Nwaneri and Brad Meester, the longtime veterans. The two, though not spectacular or dominant, are a reliable tandem at center and right guard that give the Jaguars line its only source of true leadership.
Few compliments remain for the other 60 percent of Jacksonville's front line.
A team defined by their ability to run the football, Jacksonville is 19th in the league in yards per carry (3.7 yards), and there has been little continuity amongst the group. Furthermore, pass protection has been terrible, and the team seems uncoordinated when forced to pick up any type of standard blitz packages.
The Jaguars bookend tackles, both former first-round draft selections, seem to have the look of busts. Eben Britton played left guard against the Panthers, while Eugene Monroe has routinely been dominated throughout the first three games.
Left guard has been a revolving door, involving Jason Spitz, Eben Britton and the rookie Will Rackley.
Much of the pressure resulting in two safeties on quarterback sacks in the first three games have been the fault of pressure felt from the left side of the offensive line, with Monroe seemingly incapable of moving his feet in pass protection or simply getting shoved over with power moves.
While the Jaguars have been effective running the football, yards per carry drop off dramatically when Maurice Jones-Drew exits the game, leading one to believe that the entire rushing attack lies squarely on Jones-Drew's shoulders.