The Jacksonville Jaguars apparently watched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play on Thursday and decided they needed to step up their game if they wanted to secure the first overall pick. Winning 28-0 midway through the second quarter, the 49ers never had to worry about the Jaguars threatening to win the game or even cover the spread. Colin Kaepernick only needed to throw the ball 16 times as the Jaguars could not stop Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.
Here are a couple notes from today’s game:
- Mike Brown made a great move on his touchdown catch and provided the only encouraging moment for the Jaguars. Whoever is quarterbacking next year will have a very nice set of weapons.
- The secondary had a few busted coverages and played poorly overall. Missed assignments, broken tackles, and bad angles made Kaepernick’s job way too easy.
- Marcedes Lewis finally got involved in the passing game, but he fumbled his lone catch. He made an impact as a blocker but is not nearly as reliable as he should be in the passing game.
The Because Jaguars
- The entire team was terrible in every facet. The game was over in the second quarter and the team didn’t really do anything noteworthy before Chad Henne started getting his obligatory garbage stats. The defense had no answer for Kaepernick running and throwing, while Henne continued to check down on 3-and-longs.
The Jaguars are awful and are dangerously close to contending for the worst team in the history of the NFL. Before winning a game becomes a serious discussion, the Jaguars need to make games at least mildly competitive.
We’ll have a more thorough analysis of the game with Pro Football Focus grades later in the week.
– Daniel Lago
Yell at me on Twitter @dlago89