Weekly Superlatives: Texans @ Jaguars


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The Jaguars had another rough loss, which puts them at four straight defeats. Despite the losing effort there were some very impressive individual performances. So here it is — your Week 6 Jaguars Superlatives.

MVP: Allen Robinson — AR15 is having a truly impressive sophomore season. He improved upon his already stellar numbers, with another solid performance, hauling in 6 catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. He was a consistent weapon for this Jaguars’ offense and he made several impact plays. Robinson is now on pace to catch 75 passes for 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns. If he keeps up this pace, he will break the Jaguars’ record for TD catches in a season.

Offensive Player of the Week: Julius Thomas — Thomas appeared in his second game as a Jaguar this week. In his first outing he did not have a huge statistical impact, but in his second start for the Jaguars he made his mark. Despite a slow start to the game, he was able to haul in 7 catches for 78 yards and a touchdown. Moving forward, the trio of Robinson, Hurns, and Thomas are going to be very difficult for opposing defenses to slow down.

Defensive Player of the Week: Paul Posluszny — The Jaguars sorely missed the “Poz” in their Week 5 loss to the Buccaneers as the Bucs ran all over them for over 180 yards. Posluszny returned to action this week for the Jags and he showed how valuable he is to this defense, racking up 10 tackles and helping to hold the Texans to under 100 yards rushing.

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Special Teams Player of the Week: Bryan Anger — Anger had a terrific day punting the ball that was highlighted by a punt that was downed on the Texans’ one yard line. In all he had 5 punts and two of them were downed inside the Texans 20 yard line.

Needs The Most Improvement: There are several players/coaches that fit in this category. Lets start with the quarterback:

Blake Bortles — Despite throwing for over 330 yards and 3 touchdowns Bortles still had a lot to improve upon as he threw 3 interceptions on the day, one of them being of the deadly variety, the dreaded pick six. Bortles showed that he is still young and still needs time to improve.

Defensive Play Calling — I’m assuming that Bob Babich, the Jaguars’ defensive coordinator, is still calling plays. The Jaguars’ defense was simply not running the right formations. When the Jaguars rushed 5 or more players, they were highly effective against the pass and when they rushed four or less they were getting torched. So why did they rush four or less for over 80% of the snaps?! This makes no sense, and needs to be addressed. Of course Coach Bradley said after the game that they would bring more pressure in the future, but why couldn’t they figure that out at halftime?

Jason Myers — Myers didn’t have to kick any field goals on Sunday, yet he still missed a kick, whiffing on his second extra point of the season. Myers needs to turn his season around, and quick — other wise he might not be around much longer.

Next: Week 6 prediction recap

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