What's the definition of insanity? I believe they say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If this is true (Einstein said it, so...), why do the Jaguars continue to play K'Lavon Chaisson strictly on the edge? Well, mainly, it's because Chaisson is the product of the old regime. It's not his fault he was over-drafted, but nor is it Doug Pederson's. Pederson seems to be, at the very least, a competent coach. His record in this league backs that, and I think if anybody can find a place for Chaisson to fit, it's this guy and the staff he has surrounded himself with.
It's too early to give up on K'Lavon Chaisson. Frankly, you do yourself no good by trading him or letting him go at this point. I would move him around the defensive front. It's painfully clear K'Lavon will not be able to earn time on the edge, and the personnel the Jaguars have put around him is going to make it hard for him to even carve out some snaps in the defensive game plan.
I think right off the bat; you can take a look and see what a guy like that could offer you as an interior linebacker. The Jaguars have beefed up along the interior recently as well, but he might be able to make a decent run stuffer inside, especially on the goal line. Why not let him play over, but off the ball and let him explode downhill through gaps? I think it could be a possibility.
The other? Now, I acknowledge how quite improbable this all is… But Mike Caldwell is bringing a vastly different style of defense with him to Duval this year, and I would love to see if he would be able to find somewhere that the Jaguars can use the third-year pro. He would need to trim down, get a little faster, but he no doubt showed enough of his athletic abilities on tape during his time at LSU to make me believe he could be a strong run defender in the *secondary*. No, I am not saying Chaisson should play safety. No, I am not saying he should play corner or even the big nickel, but I do believe this coaching staff can create sub-packages that could utilize his ability. We have seen way crazier things in some of the evolving defenses in the NFL. Could they turn him into a safety/linebacker hybrid? This could be useful in short-yard packages, and I guarantee he would be better at taking on blocks downfield than some defensive backs. I get the argument that either capacity would be a small role, but he is still only twenty-three years old. Young talent is something the Jaguars can't afford to waste.
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