I know that David has come under pressure from much of the media, blogs, and other sites devoted to reporting anything relevant to the news. But, in the Jaguars’ wins this year David Garrard has shown that he does have elite level abilities, elite level reading of defenses, and elite awareness of defensive pressure.
Sunday, on the way to stomping the Cowboys 35-17, David Garrard threw 17 of 21 for 260 yards, five touchdowns (1 running), and zero interceptions (including no passes that looked like they would be intercepted). He played crisp, led the team strongly, and had poise that rivaled that of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. On the year, David has a 98.8 quarterback rating (including a 157.3 rating this week).
Sure, David has struggled. But his receivers are young and have growing pains, his offensive line is not playing at its top potential, and the running attack has suffered this year as well. But, when David has the ball in his hands he looks confident and has proven that the team can have faith in him to make the throws necessary to win. Sure, he tossed four picks to the Chargers, but a few of those bounced off Jaguars receivers.
I have faith in David Garrard. Do you?
- Luke N. Sims