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