RTC: Blackmon impacts offense


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Receiver Justin Blackmon has made a significant impact on the Jaguars' offense.

It may be a big enough impact that the Jaguars won't remain last in the NFL in total offense much longer, writes Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

Blackmon was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. During those games the Jaguars averaged 224 yards of total offense and 7.8 points. In the last two games with Blackmon in the lineup, the Jaguars have averaged 362.5 yards of total offense and 19.5 points.

In the two games -- losses to the Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams -- Blackmon has caught 19 passes for 326 yards and a touchdown. But more importantly, the Jaguars were in each game in the fourth quarter, trailing the Rams by seven points and the Broncos by 11.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

Linebacker Paul Posluszny got up to speed with the Jaguars' defense when he first arrived in Jacksonville with the help of some garbage cans. He continues to use them twice a week to steal reps, writes the T-U's Ryan O'Halloran in his weekly Inside the Game feature.

Here's O'Halloran's breakdown and analysis of the Jaguars' playing time against Denver.

Genera manager Dave Caldwell said he wasn't going to trade any more players. But what if he did decide to trade Maurice Jones-Drew? What are some potential destinations for the running back? ESPN fantasy football writer Tom Carpenter lists some teams that could be interested. (Insider)

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: my playing-time analysis on offense and defense; a recap of the Jaguars' spot in the weekly ESPN Power Rankings; the top 10 playmakers in the Jaguars' loss to Denver (it was much easier to pick this week); a quick scouting report on the San Diego Chargers.