The pain being felt in Chile, too
More than 24 hours after the painful 28-3 loss against the Eagles, I want to share my analysis of one of the worst days in the franchise’s 15 years of existence.
-The bright spots: Terrence Knighton was the best player on the team. After being criticized by Jeff Lageman, he answered with a dominant game in the middle.
- Tyson Alualu just never stops. He has an outstanding motor and gives full effort all the time. Sadly, he’s the only gem in a 2010 Draft that has brought little to the Jaguars so far.
- The “solid” guys continue to perform well: In this category we have to put Marcedes Lewis, Rashad Jennings, Josh Scobee and Adam Podlesh. I think that Brad Meester and MJD also were good.
The surprising: The fact that this team didn’t make this game a competitive one.
The disappointments: Where to start? Well just to say that the David Garrard-Jack del Rio era is likely in his final season. The team didn’t seem prepared. And boy, David was just awful, with no pocket presence.
- Sophomore slumps: Jarret Dillard on IR. Derek Cox on the shelf. Zach Miller invisible. Eben Britton is a turnstile. Eugene Monroe still struggles against speed rushers. Knighton is dominant, but inconsistent. The jury’s still out on Tiquan Underwood. Outside of Monroe, Thomas and Knighton, I only see regression in the much touted 2009 Draft class. This is very, very, very disappointing and is killing this football team.
- The secondary: Gerald Alexander, who had a terrible preseason, was brought back. That says it all.
Next week: I’m the only one that feels like every long pass will be completed, even if is a “duck” flying with one receiver being covered by three Jags? The “ball skills” of our secondary are non-existent. That’s why Peyton Manning will have a field day next week in Jacksonville, like always.
Prediction: Colts 38-17 Jaguars. However, I think the team will improve during the second half of the season. Or at least, I hope so.
- Fabio Rios