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Jaguars To Implement Zone Blocking Scheme

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 thats 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. Theyre going to call more chop blocks. Theyre going to call more penalties if youre not a disciplined team doing it. If youre doing it legally, then thats fine.

And you cant practice it. Thats 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 plays 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 hes any good or not).

For more on this story visit: Darin Gantt, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk


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