The Jaguars must rebound against the reeling Washington Redskins
Can the Jacksonville Jaguars rebound from one of their worst performances in team history last week to beat the Washington Redskins in their final home game of the season?
The Jacksonville Jaguars came very close to the bottom with their performance against the Tennessee Titans in a prime-time game last Thursday. There are three games left and the franchise must field a team for each game. The Redskins are in the same sinking ship. Which team will overcome adversity and win the game?
The Jaguars did not move the ball effectively against the Titans. The running game never got started and the passing game was sporadic at best. However, despite this performance, the team has the talent to field a winner.
Cody Kessler played with heart behind a nonexistent offensive line. T.J. Yeldon had another solid performance in the passing game. Keelan Cole returned from the doghouse and caught 3 passes. Finally, Dede Westbrook continued to produce as a wide receiver. Leonard Fournette is still Leonard Fournette.
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The defense looked tired and out of position much of the game. But there are many Pro Bowl caliber players and they can rise again as they did against the Indianapolis Colts. Myles Jack and Telvin Smith had a combined 23 tackles and Ronnie Harrison had his first interception as a pro.
The Redskins are completely disfunctional right now. Mark Sanchez started at quarterback and was completely ineffective and Josh Johnson came on in relief. Ian Cummings writing for riggosrag on FanSided started with this…
"“There is a threshold in football, where no matter how high the degree of adversity may be, changes must be made. Necessary repercussions must be distributed….yes the team was a shell of its former self entering today’s match up but that does not excuse the absolute drubbing incurred against the Giants..”"
He went on to state that the team appears unprepared, the coaching staff is unwilling to adjust their game plan in the best interest of the team, and the defensive coach is unable or unwilling to use players to their strengths.
This article sounds as if it could have been written about the Jaguars. Both teams are reeling from injuries, questionable coaching, and poor management decisions. There will be changes to both teams in the off-season.
It is up to the players to rise above this mess and play their best game. There are talented players on both teams and there are marginal players who need to audition for a future job. The playoffs may be out of reach but a positive ending to the season can make the off season much more enjoyable for everyone.
I believe that the Jaguars were embarrassed by their last game and we will see an enthused and motivated team this week. GO JAGUARS!