The Jacksonville Jaguars running backs ran 8 times yesterday — including an end-around to Dede Westbrook for 18 yards. That’s 2.25 yards per carry. Blake Bortles was our leading rusher and he only gained 43 yards. T.J. Yeldon Black Dawuane Smoot Jerseys , who I’d argue was the best back in the game, only got two carries.Let me make it clear just how bizarre yesterday’s game was.The game was within a single possession for nearly 53 minutes and running backs carried a grand total of nine times.I say all that to raise this question: What was Doug Marrone thinking when he watched Blake attempt pass after pass after pass?“Again, a lot of it’s the confidence,” Marrone said. “You have to have the confidence with the guys up front being able to do it. We just felt at times that we thought it [throwing] was our best chance to make a play, and we thought we had single coverage on the outside — a lot of man coverage, not as much zone. We just made a decision to try to make those plays.”As much as I understand his logic, I’m not buying that Marrone —who once went on record saying he’d prefer if Blake Bortles threw zero (0) passes in a game — suddenly threw his core beliefs and tendencies out the window for one game. His indictment of the offensive line was a little odd to me at first glance. The Jaguars have the highest paid left guard in the league and (at one point) highest paid center in the league; they’re only without Cam Robinson. Marrone essentially hinted that he didn’t have faith in his offensive line to generate push to create holes for the running backs. Now this problem is threefold.The starting quarterback is... not goodFirstly, your quarterback isn’t good enough to warrant a game plan against him. Teams know if they shut down the run game Dawuane Smoot Jerseys 2019 , Blake will hand them the game provided they make him sit back and think. Numerous opponents have attested to using this strategy, so this is nothing new.And wide receivers aren’t eitherSecondly, your wide receivers aren’t good enough to win their one-on-one matchups consistently. And if they are, it’s usually for naught. The quarterback predetermines his reads, he runs into pressure, or — as we’ve seen recently — the receiver drops the ball.Finally, the play callingThirdly, and perhaps most damning Black Cam Robinson Jerseys , is that the play calling reflects what the coaching staff thinks of the supposed talent distribution on this team. It’s a damning indictment on the supposed identity of the team that Marrone chose to go the air route against the Eagles, a team who allows 4.5 yards per carry. And I actually don’t mind our offensive coaching staff. I think Hackett’s had his moments, just like any other coach, but it’s extremely hard to create a game plan with a total unknown at quarterback. You just can’t script anything with full confidence and I’m incredibly aware of the weekly bind he’s in.However, the play calling yesterday indicates a gap between the desired offensive identity of this team and where the actual talent lies. And that falls on the front office.Play along with my logic for a minute. Who are our most valuable players? Typically the front office indicates that by how much they pay them. The highest cap hits on the offense, in order, are: Blake Bortles, Donte Moncrief Cam Robinson Jerseys 2019 , Brandon Linder, and Leonard Fournette. We’ll include Andrew Norwell because most of his cap hit comes from his signing bonus. Blake Bortles is struggling, Donte Moncrief should lose all of his snaps to DJ Chark, Leonard Fournette has been injured all year, Andrew Norwell has been okay but certainly not at the level you’d expect the highest paid guard in the league to be at.Another issue is the front office’s overconfidence in the offensive stars from last year. Keelan Cole has five drops and two fumbles in the last three games. Corey Grant was never anything more than a gadget player good for a handful of snaps a game against slower defenses. Fournette has been labeled as injury-prone since his days at LSU.You compound that with cutting Marcedes Lewis (our best blocking tight end) and letting Allen Robinson walk and you can see why the offensive staff is calling pass more often than not.TL;DR: The talent and depth on this team doesn’t fall in line with their desired identity and that falls on the front office, not the coaching staff.Summary of Jalen Ramsey’s opinions on NFL quarterbacks Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey recently gave a lengthy interview with GQ Magazine about trash talk in the NFL. He specifically called Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen “trash” and made mention that Jaguars quarterback “playoff” Blake Bortles is good.Here’s a quick summary of Ramsey’s opinions on NFL quarterbacks if you don’t have time to read the whole Clay Skipper piece in GQ Magazine.Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield - “confident, get out the pocket, throw on the run Black Leonard Fournette Jerseys , big plays, charisma”, thinks the Browns should have taken Lamar Jackson over him.Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco - “I played him two years in a row. He sucks.”San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo - “I don’t know.” “It was all schemes.”Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson - “He’ll be league MVP in couple years.”Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz - “Future MVP”Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff - “Average to above average.”Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott - “Everything runs around Zeke.”Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins - “He’s a winner.”Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr - “He’s good.”New York Giants QB Eli Manning - “I won’t say Eli is good, I’ll say Odell is good.”Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger - “Decent at best.”Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson - “He’s good.”Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles - “He won the Super Bowl.”Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford - “He’s straight.”New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees - “He’s really good.”Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck - “I don’t really think he’s that good.”Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill - “Who is the Miami QB?”Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan - “Overrated.”Colin Kaepernick - “He’s way better than some of these second string quarterbacks ...possibly better than some of the first string.”The short list of quarterbacks who do not suck: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Tyrod Taylor, and Marcus Mariota “for his team”.