Aug 9, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson (16) warms up before the start of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars hope to get Denard Robinson 14 carries per game


The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted former Michigan Wolverines star Denard Robinson to the No. 2 running back spot earlier this week and they already have hopes to get him heavily involved in the offense. If offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch is too be believed, Robinson will get nearly as many carries as starter Maurice Jones-Drew.

Fisch said that the plan going in to this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans is to give Jones-Drew 20 carries, while Robinson gets 14.

It seems like a nice plan on the outside, though it would be fair to question giving a former quarterback those numbers, but it is not at all realistic and the Jaguars need to face that face.

In order to run the ball 34 times in a game, you need to be leading late.

When is the last time we saw the Jaguars being competitive for four quarters or blowing out an opponent to the point where they have the luxury of pounding the rock that many times? It’s simply not going to happen.

Nice try though, Jacksonville.

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