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Jaguars Look To Adjust With New Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett

After starting the season off with a 2-5 record, the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach, Gus Bradley, fired offensive coordinator Greg Olsen over the weekend.

Struggling Jags

Seven games deep into the season and the Jaguars have been struggling through every game. Most recently, Jacksonville took a 36-22 loss to the to the Tennessee Titans. The offense in this game struggled most of the night and the running game, averaging just 72.6 yards per game, is on pace to set a franchise low for rushing yards.

The Jaguars are ranked 31st in the league in rushing yards.

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-8-45-52-pmNathaniel Hackett was promoted to offensive coordinator—And now, the adjustments begin.

Nathaniel Hackett

Hackett has some game-time connections with the Jaguars’ offensive line and assistant head coach, Doug Marrone. As the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, Hackett worked with Marrone when he was the head coach of that team. During his tenure, the Bills were second in the league in rushing yards.

Hackett has officially taken over and is thrilled to get started—to say the least.

Quarterback Blake Bortles completed 8-of-16 passes for a total of just 64 yards against the Tennessee Titans. Only allowing the offense to cross their own 31-yard line just one time in a total of five possessions. Bortles currently has a quarterback rating of 51.1 with a total of 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. With that, Bortles felt his play had something to do with the firing of Greg Olsen; however he’s being optimistic about adjustments and the rest of the season.

Jacksonville has a road game against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday.

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A senior at the University of Florida reporting on Gator sports, local Gainesville and surrounding area sports, and telling the stories of local athletes. Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida with a passion for telling people's stories and having fun doing it.

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