At 1-5, the Jaguars are still one of the worst teams in the NFL, but getting that victory before the bye enabled Jacksonville to head into its week off on a high note. There was no time for the team to rest on its laurels though.
Meyer told the team’s official website that while players were able to go home from last Thursday through Sunday, Jaguars coaches stuck around to prepare for a Week 8 trip to Seattle. The opportunity to self-scout and analyze what needs to be fixed moving forward was “priceless,” according to Meyer.
“There were some very tangible things that came to light that we need to get fixed,” Meyer said. “There are certain areas we’re just not very good at, and that we struggled in. A lot of it was self-inflicted errors that we have to get fixed.”
According to Meyer, the team will also be looking to tackle how to maximize practices without overworking players.
“How do you get those reps without having reps, if that makes sense?” Meyer said. “You’ve got some players who are 30 years old, and with the heat down here, how do you get those practice reps so that they don’t make mistakes and not blow the players out?
“That’s the biggest issue we’ve got to get fixed and be more efficient in practice. I actually met with our leaders about that, how we can’t have mistakes in practice. I know that sounds simple, but you have to really lock in – especially the younger players.”
Coming off their bye, things won’t be easy for Jacksonville. After traveling take on the Seahawks, they return home to face the Buffalo Bills, one of the top teams in the league.
After that, there is a trip to Indianapolis to meet the Colts, who are still battling to stay in the AFC South hunt. There are also early December games against the Rams and Titans, before the scheduling softens up slightly in the season’s final four weeks.
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