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Jacksonville Jaguars V. New York Jets Review: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 18th, 2011 at 11:48 PM
By Michael Hall

This game was beyond ugly. I'm not even bringing up the theme. I'll just get this article started after the Jacksonville Jaguars were slaughhtered by the New York Jets  32-3.

The Good

The defense was pretty good. Matt Roth added another sack, and Mark Sanchez was whacked a few good times, forcing some bad throws. Besides, having a hiccup on the first drive, it looks like the Jaguars defense is the real deal. At least half of the Jets' points came off of turnovers.

Josh Scobee was the only source of offense that the Jaguars could muster. He had a very nice kick that looked like it would hit the crowd at first, only to curve back between the uprights.

 Matt Roth deserves seperate iindividual praise for dominating the right tackle and getting in Mark Sanchez's grill.  Matt Roth could be the answer to our pass rush, especially teamed up with Jeremy Mincey.

The Bad

The offensive line's blitz coverage was suspect at times. with the interior linemen getting abused.  

The kickoff coverage team allowed Antonio Cromartie to break off big gains that set up Jets scoring drives. That needs to be patched up.

The Ugly

It's an obvious choice. Luke McCown had the worst QB performance that I have ever seen. 6 of 19 and 59 yards resulting in  0 TDs ,4 INTs, and a QB rating of 1.8. I have never felt so angry while watching a football game. I was getting close to punching another hole in my wall and remember that I'm supposed to be the calm one… 

Where do I start? Ah, staring down the receivers. Three of his interceptions were the result of him locking onto Mike Thomas. So much that he couldn't see that he was being triple covered (I guess Mike Thomas does scare defenses). The same goes for the interception intended for Cecil Shorts. Cromartie saw it coming from a mile away and almost scored six.

By the way, how is it possible to throw for only 59 yards in THREE QUARTERS? That is beyond sad. As a matter of fact, I'm sure that everyoine can classify this performance as an EPIC FAIL. What's even worse is that Blaine Gabbert only threw six passes in one quarter and he almost eclipsed McCown's total.  The choice is clear, put in the rookie! NOW!

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Blaine Gabbert, Cecil Shorts, Football, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, Josh Scobee, Luke McCown, Matt Roth, Mike Thomas, NFL

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