Jacksonville Jaguars offense: A.J. Cann, RG
What happens when the highly motivated force meets the very moveable object? Well, we may just find out when the Tennessee Titans three headed attack at DT goes against A.J. Cann.
So far this year, Cann hasn’t allowed any sacks but he has allowed 10 pressures which is worst in the NFL among guards and 2nd most among any of the OL positions. Compare that to Daquan Jones, Jurrell Casey and Isaiah Mack who have combined for 5 pressures and a sack despite only Casey being on the field for obvious pass rush downs.
Jurrell Casey got praise from Dean Pees this week, but of the three he has probably flashed the least. That isn’t really a knock on Casey who has been fine, it is praise for Mack and Jones who have looked much better than anything I expected.
Playing at right guard, the majority of Cann’s snaps will come against Jurrell Casey who (like I said earlier) is going to be ready to get that first sack out of the way and get the monkey off his back.
With the Titans traditionally having Leonard Fournette‘s number, I would expect to see more pass rush downs than what we have seen the past few weeks. With a rookie at QB, Pees is probably going to rush 3 or 4 and let his defense confuse the backup QB.
That means that there should be more schemed chances for Casey and others to beat Cann, and fewer rushers to actually make the play. All that points to the battle between the DTs and Cann being a key element to the pass rush.