Jacksonville Jaguars Progress Report: Week 1 is a downer

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Sep 13, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back

Sergio Brown

(38) pushes Carolina Panthers tight end

Greg Olsen

(88) out of bounds during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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With more than 24 hours to digest the disastrous week 1 performance compiled at Everbank Field on Sunday afternoon, it’s time to take stock of the Jacksonville Jaguars and how they are progressing in year 3 of their rebuild. In this column, we’ll take a look at how the Jaguars look in 2015 compared to years past.

After week 1, the results certainly aren’t promising.

The sting from the Jaguars 20-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers is particularly potent because it feels all too familiar. Most fans expected the Jaguars’ troubles to be reversed in 2015 – the defense would struggle to stop opposing offenses, but Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville offense would keep them in games.

That wasn’t the case on Sunday, as the Jaguars failed to capitalize on multiple opportunities to take control of the game against a sorely depleted Panthers squad.

So how did each component of the team look?

Next: An offense with no rhythm