July 20, 2024
Press Taylor taking up as Jaguars’ play-caller a pure development

Let’s get one factor straight concerning the information that got here down a number of hours earlier than the Jacksonville Jaguars’ season opener Sunday about offensive coordinator Press Taylor taking up play-calling duties on a full-time foundation: this offense will nonetheless have coach Doug Pederson’s fingerprints throughout it. 

A brand new play-caller doesn’t essentially imply a radical change in how the Jaguars will assault opponents, or that Pederson will take a hands-off method in game-planning. 

Bear in mind, Pederson is a disciple of Kansas Metropolis Chiefs head coach Andy Reid — his adversary in Sunday’s Week 2 showdown at EverBank Stadium — and any offensive-minded head coach from the Reid tree shall be reluctant to be utterly laissez-faire when his crew has the ball. 

Press Taylor taking up as Jaguars’ play-caller a pure development

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That stated, the elevation of Taylor from being a part-time, play-caller in 2022 to full-time standing this season is a pure development for his final ambition to turn out to be an NFL head coach. 

Pederson, 55, has labored facet by facet with Taylor for a mixed seven seasons, longer than another co-worker, with the Philadelphia Eagles and Jaguars. He sees a youthful model of himself within the 35-year-old Taylor, albeit the Jaguars’ OC didn’t take pleasure in enjoying elements of 13 NFL seasons as a backup quarterback earlier than going into the career. 

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