RTC: Five suggestions for second half

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There are obviously going to be some changes for the Jaguars in the second half of the season. Some will be noticeable and some will be behind the scenes and more subtle.

The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran has come up with a list of five suggestions the Jaguars should try in the final eight games. He goes into more detail, but here's his list:

Blitz safety Johnathan Cyprien more.

Feature Maurice Jones-Drew more in the passing game.

Play more nickel on earlier downs.

Find out about some of the younger players by getting them on the field more.

And finally, take the ball first instead of deferring to the second half when winning the coin toss.

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

The loss of receiver Justin Blackmon is a big blow to the offense, and several receivers are going to step up to try to replace his production. One of them is Stephen Burton, who hasn't played since Week 3 because of a concussion. The T-U's Hays Carlyon talked to Burton about the task.

Here's a quick preview of the Jaguars' second half. The schedule is considerably easier than the first half and that should allow the Jaguars to avoid becoming the second team in NFL history to go 0-16.

Some other items from this blog: a scouting report on this Sunday's opponent, the Tennessee Titans; a recap of the top 10 playmakers from the first half of the season; Eric Karabell lists three Jaguars players to add to deep fantasy leagues for the second half of the season.