There’s no other word for my reaction to yesterday’s game than baffled.The Jacksonville Jaguars running backs ran 8 times yesterday — including an end-around to Dede Westbrook for 18 yards. That’s 2.25 yards per carry. Blake Bortles was our leading rusher and he only gained 43 yards. T.J. Yeldon [url=http://www.authenticsjacksonvillejaguars.com/cheap-t.j.-yeldon-jersey]Black T.J. Yeldon Jersey[/url] , who I’d argue was the best back in the game, only got two carries.Let me make it clear just how bizarre yesterday’s game was.The game was within a single possession for nearly 53 minutes and running backs carried a grand total of nine times.I say all that to raise this question: What was Doug Marrone thinking when he watched Blake attempt pass after pass after pass?“Again, a lot of it’s the confidence,” Marrone said. “You have to have the confidence with the guys up front being able to do it. We just felt at times that we thought it [throwing] was our best chance to make a play, and we thought we had single coverage on the outside — a lot of man coverage, not as much zone. We just made a decision to try to make those plays.”As much as I understand his logic, I’m not buying that Marrone —who once went on record saying he’d prefer if Blake Bortles threw zero (0) passes in a game — suddenly threw his core beliefs and tendencies out the window for one game. His indictment of the offensive line was a little odd to me at first glance. The Jaguars have the highest paid left guard in the league and (at one point) highest paid center in the league; they’re only without Cam Robinson. Marrone essentially hinted that he didn’t have faith in his offensive line to generate push to create holes for the running backs. 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You just can’t script anything with full confidence and I’m incredibly aware of the weekly bind he’s in.However, the play calling yesterday indicates a gap between the desired offensive identity of this team and where the actual talent lies. And that falls on the front office.Play along with my logic for a minute. Who are our most valuable players? Typically the front office indicates that by how much they pay them. The highest cap hits on the offense [url=http://www.authenticsjacksonvillejaguars.com/cheap-logan-cooke-jersey]Youth Logan Cooke Jersey[/url] , in order, are: Blake Bortles, Donte Moncrief, Brandon Linder, and Leonard Fournette. We’ll include Andrew Norwell because most of his cap hit comes from his signing bonus. 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Fournette has been labeled as injury-prone since his days at LSU.You compound that with cutting Marcedes Lewis (our best blocking tight end) and letting Allen Robinson walk and you can see why the offensive staff is calling pass more often than not.TL;DR: The talent and depth on this team doesn’t fall in line with their desired identity and that falls on the front office, not the coaching staff.Jaguars film room: Man to man defense The Jaguars defense didn’t have an easy day against the Giants in Week 1. We all knew the offense with Pat Shurmur was going to be similar to the San Francisco offense of last season, which is a Dump and Run with crossing routes and when ran perfectly timed routes. They meticulously pick apart zone and they know how to isolate 1 on 1’s against man to man defense. It looked like there was a pick involved with almost every single one of Odell Beckham’s routes. Jalen Ramsey and others had some trouble just getting around the LBs when lined up across him. 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