Experts weigh in on Jaguars-Titans – Jacksonville Jaguars News

Experts weigh in on Jaguars-Titans – Jacksonville Jaguars News

JACKSONVILLE – Each Saturday during the 2017 season, seven Jaguars experts – Tony Boselli, Frank Frangie, Jeff Lageman, Brent Martineau, John Oehser, Brian Sexton and J.P. Shadrick – will break down the following day’s Jaguars matchup.

Up this week:

The Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field.


Frank Frangie, Radio Voice of the Jaguars

The Jaguars will win if: They can build on the confidence of last week’s victory, but not get too caught up in it. They played the Texans with a chip on their shoulders; that needs to continue. They also need to stuff the run – it is critical to put Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota in long down-and-distance situations and make him pass off schedule. And Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has to make positive yards on virtually every touch, as he did a week ago.  

The Titans will win if: They play the same way the Jaguars want to play. They are built the way the Jaguars hope to be built – run it first, manage the chains, throw when they want to throw. They need to stop Fournette. Also, Tennessee has to hang in during a first quarter when Jacksonville will have emotion and momentum fueled by what should be a raucous crowd. 

As Frangie sees it: This one is so interesting to see if the Jaguars can build on last week. Are they as good as they looked? They just might be. If the defense can harass Mariota the way it did the two Houston quarterbacks – it times it felt like they were playing with 15 defensive players – they can shock the world by starting 2-0. The recipe is there.


Jeff Lageman, Jaguars analyst and former Jaguars defensive end

The Jaguars will win if:…

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