It's just another unfortunate loss in Jaguarland. Let's get this thing started.
I'm going to get this out of the way. Blaine Gabbert had a pretty good day, overall. Did he make some bad throws? Yes. Did he wince in the pocket a few times? Yes. However, he was accurate on most of his throws ( 22 of 41, 53%) , he eclipsed 200 yards for the second time, and he led the team down the field on that last drive.The arrow is pointing up.
Some of you might call me crazy, but Marcedes Lewis had a pretty good day as well. He had 7 catches for 63 yards, despite that one bad drop in the first half. Now he just needs to keep it up.
Where was the run defense today? How do you let Chris Ogobannaya run all over you in the second half? You know. The third string running back? The guy that was signed about a month ago off of the practice squad? Oh my goodness, he looked like Chris flipping Johnson out there with all of those missed tackles.
Jack Del Rio's clock management was bad, but I can see what he was trying to do by catching the defense off guard, but why did it take so long for them to set up the next play. The 3rd and 1 run play ended at 35 seconds left. Why did it take until there was 13 seconds left to get the play off? That's 22 wasted seconds off of the clock before you get the next play off. If you halved that time, you would still have 19 seconds on the clock. JDR, your clock management has been terrible this year and it's about time for you to pack your bags.
The Refs were pretty bad in this game. Phantom PI calls, the untipped ball that was apparently tipped, defensive backs were riding Mike Thomas like a pony all day (even on that last play of the game). I guess it is only fitting that Terry McAulay was in this game.
The final play of the game was pretty ugly as well. Blaine could've thrown to Maurice Jones-Drew in the flat and given him a chance to break a tackle. Or he could've actually tried to run the ball into the endzone himself. I know that this is Monday Morning Quarterbacking at its' finiest, but we should have won that game. Oh, and by the way, Nice catch, Jason Hill. If you caught the touchdown pass on the penultimate play of the game, you would've singlehandedly won the game.You had a chance to win over the heart of the fanbase and this team and you drop the ball.Tags: Blaine Gabbert, Football, Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, Marcedes Lewis, Maurice-Jones Drew, NFL, Terrance Knighton