Jacksonville Jaguars studs and duds following loss vs Broncos

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Urban Meyer, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, at TIAA Bank Field. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars looked sloppy in their Week 1 loss to the Houston Texans. Things got a bit better against the Denver Broncos but not nearly enough to win. The Jags cleaned up the penalties and run the ball more than they did in the season opener. Also, their special teams scored and the defense made several stops.

The Jaguars started the game with a bang. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence capped an 11-play, 83-yard drive with a 25-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. For a moment, it looked like the Jags’ offense was going to put a lot of points on the scoreboard. However, the unit quickly cooled down and didn’t reach the end zone once again. Had specialist Jamal Agnew not returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown, Jacksonville would have finished the game with a measly seven points.

Running back James Robinson got more carries in Week 2 but not nearly enough to make a difference. The coaching staff needs to look for ways to make him a bigger part of the offense and get more positive yardage from the running game. The former Redbird racked up 47 yards on 11 carries.

After the game, head coach Urban Meyer attributed the team’s loss to an ‘us’ issue, and he’s right. The coaching staff needs to get the most out of their players and put them in a position to succeed while the players have to perform to the best of their capacities. So which Jaguars shined and which ones faltered against the Denver Broncos? Here are the studs and duds for Week 2 of the 2021 regular season.