3 ways Colts can avoid being blown out by the Jaguars again
1. Defense must get to Trevor Lawrence
Just like the time of possession, the Jaguars’ offense dominated the Colts’ defense when they were on the field. Lawrence looked like a 10-year veteran in the way that he carved Indy’s defense up. He went 25-of-30 passing with 235 yards and two touchdowns. Those are numbers that will get you beaten by anyone. So, how can the Colts make sure that Lawrence does not do that again? Make him uncomfortable.
Indianapolis has come a long way on the defensive side of the ball since the Week 2 blowout against the Jaguars. The Jags mixed in a good running attack with Lawrence’s passing that kept the Colts’ defense guessing and on their heels. Indy has done much better since that game at getting to the quarterback. They made it hard on Russell Wilson last Thursday night by sacking and getting pressure on him.
Another way that they can get to him is by getting into his head. The Colts would be wise to mix up defenses. Lawrence is going to be a great player in the NFL but at times he tends to have mental lapses and makes ill-advised throws as he’s only in his second year. Indy can do its best to try and make Lawrence think too much.
The more he thinks, the more we can take advantage of him. Either way, the Colts are going to have to make it hard on the second-year quarterback. If he is allowed to sit back and do what he wants again, this will be a long day for Indianapolis.