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Tampa Bay Buccaneers V. Jacksonville Jaguars Review: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

December 12th, 2011 at 12:22 PM
By Michael Hall

It was a fun day in the rain as the Jacksonville Jaguars thrashed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-14 on Sunday.

The Good

Maurice Jones-Drew is the best running back in the league, hands down and he deserves to get the rushing title. He accounted for 4 touchdowns today, which surpassed Fred Taylor for career touchdowns as a Jaguar. 

Blaine Gabbert made significant strides in his development as a QB this week. He wasn't  as antsy in the pocket, he made deep throws and and best of all, he was pretty accurate.  This was his second multi-touchdown game in a row, let's hope that he can kep up that offensive momentum as he heads into Atlanta on Thursday

The entire defensive unit had a pretty good outing as well, forcing so many turnovers and making Josh Freeman miserable in the pocket. 

Montell Owens was a monster on special teams. He caused two turnovers  that turned into 14 points. He definitely worth the contract extension.  

The Bad

The run defense was basically shredded for the second game in a row as Blount ran for 74 yards on only 18  carries. Fortunately the Jags forced him to fumble the ball, but you can't rely on that happening every time. Especially with Michael Turner coming up on Thursday.

Our injury situation struck again. In this game, Mike Thomas, Cecil Shorts, and Josh Scobee went out with various injuries. We had to go for the 2-point conversaion and we had to get Russell Allen to kick off for the final time. Chris Prosinski  was starting in the place of Dwight Lowery. And since Taylor Price was inactive, we only had Kassim Osgood, Jarett Dillard, and Chastin West at wide receiver. That makes Gabbert's acheivements on Sunday even more impressive. 

The Ugly

It's a little light-hearted, but seeing Russell Allen kick the ball off was hilariously bad. That thing looked like an onside kick. Sorry dude, but don't quit your day job.

Tags: Blaine Gabbert, Cecil Shorts, Chris Prosinski, Dwight Lowery, Football, Fred Taylor, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, Josh Freeman, Josh Scobee, Maurice-Jones Drew, Mike Thomas, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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