Get ready, Leonard Fournette. You’re about to have plenty of work in the NFL.
Under new executive vice president Tom Coughlin, the Jacksonville Jaguars have taken more of an old school approach to their team. While much of the offseason has seemingly been focused on correcting Blake Bortles‘ throwing motion, head coach Doug Marrone doesn’t plan to use him a whole lot.
“For me, I like to run the ball every play,” Marrone told reporters Friday when asked how many passing plays he would like to call each game, according to Alex Butler of UPI. “None. Zero. I want to go back to the old way.
“I want to change the game.”
Marrone is in his first season as head coach of the Jaguars and he hopes to implement his ultra-physical, run-first offense. Marrone is calling his offense a “pro style attack with the veer.”
The head coach believes that running the ball and controlling the clock could be the keys to turning things around in Jacksonville.
“I do think this: when you look around the league for the most part – and you can argue this either way now – I know that you can say, so and so threw it 50 times and they always win,” said Marrone. “I think if you look at the NFL, it’s probably a lower number (throwing) than what people think and a higher number running.
“When you have that, you’re usually in control of the game and you’re going to win the game in general. That’s a general statement.”
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