Jacksonville Jaguars Week 16: Pro Football Focus Review
Dec 18, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running backJordan Todman
(30) is pursued by Tennessee Titans cornerbackCoty Sensabaugh
(24) on a 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter at EverBank Field. The Jaguars defeated the Titans 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jordan Todman: +1.7 Overall, +0.4 Pass Block, +1.5 Rush
Luke Bowanko: +1.7 Overall, -0.6 Pass Block, +2.2 Run Block
Luke Joeckel: +1.2 Overall, -0.8 Pass Block, +1.8 Run Block
Jordan Todman only played 25 snaps, but he made the most of them, including his game-clinching 62 yard touchdown, the longest rush of the year for the Jaguars. He only got 10 yards on his 4 other carries, but Todman provided the big play the offense needed to break the game open.
The Jaguars had decent success running the ball, and they got a lot of help from two of the youngest guys on the offensive line – left tackle Luke Joeckel and center Luke Bowanko. Joeckel has taken a lot of heat this season, some of it deserved, but he’s been significantly better since the bye week, and he more than held his own against the Tennessee Titans defensive front. The same goes for Luke Bowanko, who bounced back from an awful performance last week where he was constantly beaten by Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan.
Zane Beadles: -3.5 Overall, -1.0 Pass Block, -2.7 Run Block
Sam Young: -2.8 Overall, -1.3 Pass Block, -1.7 Run Block
Cecil Shorts: -1.8 Overall, -1.9 Pass
Not everyone on the offensive line had a great game, as Zane Beadles and Sam Young ended up at the bottom of the grades. Beadles only gave up one QB hurry, but he was terrible run blocking, which is odd considering he was sandwiched between Joeckel and Bowanko who did very well in the run department. Sam Young gave up 2 sacks and one QB hurry, including a terrible Derrick Morgan sack where came in unblocked and absolutely blasted Blake Bortles. Young almost certainly won’t be the starting right tackle next year, but Beadles needs to be more consistent to come anywhere close to living up to his contract.
Once again, Cecil Shorts had a tough outing. He only caught 2 oft the 7 balls thrown his way for 15 yards, and one of those was a drop in the red zone. Shorts has had his fair share of high profile drops in recent weeks, and that won’t help him come this offseason in looking for a contract.