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Jaguars to implement zone blocking scheme

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One of the biggest challenges for the Jaguars as they attempt to wash the stink of a 2-14 season off will be how they rebuild an offensive line.

Protecting their quarterback was a challenge, but new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said he was going to install a zone blocking scheme he learned while in Denver.

While that’s great in theory, going to a style that involves cut blocks at a time when the league has promised to look more closely at dangerous low blocks by offensive linemen seems a curiously timed move.

The rules have made it harder to do it as often,’’ Fisch said, via Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. “They’re going to call more chop blocks. They’re going to call more penalties if you’re not a disciplined team doing it. If you’re doing it legally, then that’s fine.

“And you can’t practice it. That’s a big issue because you never want to do it to your own players.’’

How or whether the Jaguars pull this off will be interesting to watch. Line play’s going to be important, and if they can improve there, it might give them a chance to give Blaine Gabbert a fair chance to succeed (while they determine if he’s any good or not).

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10 Responses to “Jaguars to implement zone blocking scheme”
  1. bradford08 says: Feb 7, 2013 10:55 AM

    Please, The Jags O-Line couldn’t even handle one on one blocking last year.

    Try getting in some talent before you overload them with schemes.

  2. zachintosh66 says: Feb 7, 2013 10:56 AM

    Welcome Jags to the 21st Century…

  3. bolted4life says: Feb 7, 2013 11:07 AM

    Chop blocks? Why don’t you take everything from the Denver playbook?

  4. gobuccs1280 says: Feb 7, 2013 11:20 AM

    I know a QB that runs the zone read pretty well, maybe they can incorporate him into their new zone blocking schemes. And, I think he is looking for a team. I’m just saying.

  5. oneandonlyramsfaninpa says: Feb 7, 2013 11:29 AM

    don’t want to do it on our own players? that right there tells u it shouldn’t be used, anyone else catch that line?

  6. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 7, 2013 11:40 AM

    That just sounds like it’ll take too much brainpower for the Jags O-line.

  7. djcologne says: Feb 7, 2013 11:46 AM

    The Denver Broncos have a long and storied history of being masters of the chop block, er, zone blocking scheme….why would any Jaguar fan think their hapless line could pick it over overnight? It takes time to get sneaky good w/ the chop block, er, zone blocking scheme.

  8. peytonsneck18 says: Feb 7, 2013 11:56 AM

    Whats up with the new report comment box?

  9. agelardi says: Feb 7, 2013 2:05 PM

    If it’s too dangerous to practice, you shouldn’t do it in a game.

  10. philrat says: Feb 7, 2013 5:17 PM

    It takes one year to learn. Was too difficult for oakland to learn in one year.

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