Jacksonville Jaguars HC Urban Meyer: ‘It’s an us issue’

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars did what they could against the Broncos.

On a day when the Jaguars’ offense struggled to score, the defense stepped up. However, cornerback Shaquill Griffin told the local media that they can’t point fingers at each other. Instead, they have to stick with each other, and trust one another.

"We still got a long season left and the main thing I don’t want guys to do is to start giving up now. So, the main focus is to stay in it, continue to believe."

It may sound cliché or even corny but Griffin is right. There will be days when the offense is going to bail the defense out, and vice versa. In Week 2, it was the defense’s turn to show out.

The Broncos’ offense mustered a paltry 30 rushing yards and averaged 3.2 yards per carry, so the Jaguars’ defense was definitely doing something right. Moreover, Jacksonville posted three sacks and three passes defensed.

On the other hand, there’s still room for improvement. The Jaguars’ defense once again missed tackles and didn’t force a single turnover. Imagine the kind of momentum Jacksonville would have had if they had snagged an interception or forced a fumble.

The Jaguars would have surely won at least one of their first two games, but they aren’t going to turn into a contender overnight. For the time being, they must trust the process, and work on getter better. Next on the Jaguars’ schedule are the Arizona Cardinals, who just beat the Minnesota Vikings, and are riding a two-game winning streak.

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