Jags will “tweak our system” to get Josh Allen, Yannick Ngakoue on field together

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The Jaguars drafted Josh Allen with the seventh overall pick in this year’s draft and his preseason performance have made that look like a good move for the team’s defense.

They’ve also left defensive coordinator Todd Wash with some work to do in order to make sure the team is getting the most out of all of their defensive pieces. They also have Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell at defensive end and the team found a way to have all three on the field at the same time in their last game by playing Allen as an outside linebacker.

Wash suggested that there will be more of that come the regular season.

“It’s obvious we have to get our best players on the field,” Wash said, via Jacksonville.com. “So obviously we’ve got two very good defensive ends in Josh and Yannick. We’ve got to come up with ways to get them both on the grass at the same time. . . . We have to be able to tweak our system a little bit, but that’s our job as coaches is to put them in position to be successful and hopefully we can do.”

The Jaguars rode their defense to a division title and spot in the AFC title game two years ago. If Allen shines as hoped, their chances of the same kind of success on that side of the ball this season will look better.

6 responses to “Jags will “tweak our system” to get Josh Allen, Yannick Ngakoue on field together

  1. That Jags defense is going to be nasty again this year. With all of the pass rushers up front it will create turnovers on the back end for their athletic, star CB’s.

  2. Or you could just put your best pass rushers on the field which is what common sense says instead of tweaking anything

  3. When are they going to tweak their system and start drafting OL in the first round of taking a DL every year? They need much more help on that OL. I can’t believe they didn’t do more this off-season to shore up that line. They still have guys starting who probably wouldn’t survive the cutdown on every other team.

  4. We drafted LT Cam Robinson with the 1st pick last year and Jawaan Taylor still fell to us in the 2nd round while we lucked into the likely DROY with our 1st pick. Many experts had us taking Taylor in the 1st Round. What more are you looking for than bookend tackles for the next 5 years?

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