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Doug Pederson Says Jaguars Didn't Change Play-Callers in Week 3 Loss to Texans

Despite a report that indicated the Jaguars had a different play-caller in the second half of Sunday's game, Doug Pederson shot it down on Monday.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a problem on offense.

Through three weeks, the Jaguars have scored more than two touchdowns in just one game, including a six-quarter stretch between Weeks 2 and 3 where they didn't score a single touchdown.

The Jaguars, to their credit, came out firing in the second half of Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Houston Texans, scoring on three of their first four second-half possessions. 

As a result, there were questions after the game on whether head coach Doug Pederson had taken over as the offense's primary play-caller after a 17-0 in the first-half. On Monday, Pederson said any reports of him taking over as play-caller were "false". 

"I communicated with Press and the offensive staff, you know, no more or less than I usually do," Pederson said. 

While the Jaguars failed to score a single point in the first-half due to two miscues on the field goal unit and a 1-for-6 effort on third-downs, the Jaguars did find more success in the second-half. Not enough to win, but enough to bring up the question of what the disconnect with the offense could be through three weeks.

"I think grabbing their attention at halftime and just letting them know that the first 30 minutes was unacceptable. It's not up to what our standards are and our expectations, including my expectations for this football team," Pederson said on Sunday.

"I say we’re too good, we've got the pieces, but we're not playing well. So, they came out, they executed extremely well. We got it back to that 17-10 mark and then the kickoff return happened. Those are just the moments that, right now, are just keeping us from pushing through this wall, getting over this hump, right? Those are the things, those are the moments that every man in there takes ownership and accountability. We just can't let those happen.”