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Breaking Down Jacksonville Jaguars OT Guy Whimper’s Poor Play

December 18th, 2011 at 3:50 PM
By Brendan Sonnone

How bad has right tackle Guy Whimper been for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season?

You could make the argument that he’s the worst starting offensive lineman in the NFL. It’s hard to argue against that after watching his horrific performance against the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta’s John Abraham logged two of his 3.5 sacks in Thursday’s contest against Whimper. Already dinged up and once again whipped, Whimper hobbled off the field.
Although his knee was bothering him before the game, it’s not like Whimper had been good all season. He has been horribly ineffective against the pass rush all season, making life difficult for rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
Whimper’s work as a run blocker has been equally putrid. According to Football Outsiders, the Jaguars average just 2.27 Adjusted Line Yards when running towards the right tackle. No team in the entire NFL averages less ALY than that when running to the right tackle. 
It’s no surprise that the Jaguars have the NFL’s worst offense (256.3 yards per game) when they’re fielding this quality of player. 
In all fairness for Whimper, he’s not supposed to be a start in this league, but multiple injuries (Eben Britton and Kevin Haslam) have forced Whimper into the lineup for most of the season.
This goes to show just how bad the Jaguars’ injuries have been this season. There’s no way Whimper should be logging 14 starts in a season.
Going forward, the Jaguars are better off using Cameron Bradfield at right tackle to see what he’s capable of. 
After all, it literally can’t get any worse.
Tags: Blaine Gabbert, Cameron Bradfield, Football, Guy Whimper, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL

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