Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) calls an audible during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Look Awful in Every Facet, Get Pounded by Kansas City Chiefs 28-2


Man, that was rough guys. The Jacksonville Jaguars started the 2013 NFL season worse than they ended the 2012 season. Facing off against the only team to lose as many games as them last year, the Jaguars showed they are on a completely different level than the Kansas City Chiefs. Here are some initial observations on the Jaguars 28-2 loss:

Luke Joeckel had a rough debut. USA TODAY Sports

The Good

  • I’m just going to go ahead and leave this section blank.

 

The Bad

  • The playcalling was questionable at best. I understand trying to get Blaine Gabbert in a groove early, but he needed to be reeled back after the first couple plays. His first few passes were clearly designed to be short, but the receivers couldn’t catch the few passes he threw on target.
  • The defense wasn’t good, but they were put in tough spots way too often. The Chiefs got two touchdowns in the first half on drives that started on the Jacksonville 24 and 21 yard line. The defense only gave up 291 yards and did a good job not allowing any big plays.

 

The Because Jaguars

  • Blaine Gabbert needed one game to basically ensure that the Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback for the 2014 season is a rookie. Gabbert didn’t get much help from the offensive line (see below) but he displayed all of his negative qualities today. He missed too many easy throws, showed poor pocket presence, refused to test the deep part of the field, and showed no awareness on ball placement and situational passing.

  • The offensive line was supposed to be one of the few strengths for the Jaguars this year, but the entire unit was flat out awful. Luke Joeckel in particular got roughed up by Tamba Hali and Justin Houston was bringing pressure consistently. The interior offensive line was comically bad, allowing a sack to Dontari Poe on a three man rush in the first half.

 

- Daniel Lago

Yell at me on Twitter @dlago89

 

 

Tags: Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel

  • Vaughn Morris

    No comments huh. Thought Gabbert was supposed to LIGHT US UP for 300. Ace sanders, cecil shorts were all supposed to have 100 yds receiving. wtf.

    • Daniel Lago

      Did you read the article? You guys played well and we didn’t, what’s your point?

  • superman_25_58

    Ya I thought that we were no better than the Jags and our rosters are basicly the same………….? We showed that the Jags roster is no where close to the Chiefs very talented roster. We have only had 1 TD scored on our 1st team D in all preseason/season games this year and that was bc Reid went for it on 4th and inches on our own 20 yard line and didn’t get it (would never happen in the regular season by the way). Our defense will be at least top 10 this year and our offense will gradually get better the longer they play together ( KC kind of reminds me of the 2011 SF team AS11 guided to the NFC Championship game). By the way the Jags only crossed the 50 yard line once I believe and that was at the end of the game.

    • RepOurChiefs

      Chirp chirp

  • David

    I’ve never seen anyone get so amped about beating a team like the Jags. Beat an established team first THEN talk.