Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Line Allows Record 10 Sacks, Collapses


The Jacksonville Jaguars were absolutely destroyed by the Washington Redskins on Sunday and the theme of the day was incredibly poor offensive line play. Chad Henne’s stat line was miserable, but the offensive line gave him hardly any time to throw the ball in the 41-10 loss to the ‘Skins. Defensive end Ryan Kerrigan also tied Connor Barwin for the franchise record of sacks allowed to one player (four).

The Jags looked miserable out there and it all started with the offensive line. The team allowed a total of 10 sacks, 18 QB hits, nine tackles for a loss, and an interception for good measure. To say that the O-line acted like a sieve is an understatement.

No Jaguar offensive line has ever played that poorly.

Fortunately Luke Bowanko came in to replace Jacques McClendon at center and Sam Young came in to replace Cameron Bradfield…only to have Young immediately get flagged for a false start.

Poor Chad Henne didn’t help thing by making the players around him play better. He was a miserable 14 of 28 for 193 yards, the pick, and a miraculous score on a 63 yard catch and run by tight end Marcedes Lewis.

The Jags looked like a high school squad and should seriously think about recruiting any offensive linemen with starting experience back onto their team. Richie Incognito is still available, after all.

Because of the sacks and inept play the Jaguars couldn’t even amass over 100 yards on offense with 10:00 minutes left in the fourth quarter. 63 of those yards came on the Lewis touchdown grab.

My immediate thoughts follow the game are that the Jags are in some serious trouble. They need something special to turn around some really bad offensive line play.