Jaguars studs and duds from heartbreaking loss to Cardinals

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Damien Wilson (54) [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Damien Wilson (54) [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /
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Arizona Cardinals MLB Jordan Hicks (58) and Jacksonville Jaguars TE Jacob Hollister (86) (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

These three Jaguars made an impact for the wrong reasons in Week 3.

1. Jacob Hollister, tight end

Early in the game, it looked like tight end Jacob Hollister was going to play a key role on offense, hauling in a six-yard reception in the Jaguars’ first possession. However, he later dropped a pass that turned into an interception. The Wyoming product finished with two receptions for 15 yards and the aforementioned drop.

At the time, Hollister looked like a low-key good addition. Right now, not so much. In retrospect, this looks like a bad move by the Jags’ front office.

2. Trevor Lawrence, quarterback

It’s not surprising that Trevor Lawrence is struggling. After all, he’s a rookie and is still getting adjusting to the NFL. That doesn’t exempt him from criticism though. The former Clemson Tiger committed four turnovers, two interceptions, and two fumbles. In his defense, one of the interceptions was the result of Hollister’s drop and one of the fumbles came nearly at end of the game, when it was already decided.

On the other hand, there’s no excuse for Lawrence’s flea-flicker attempt that led to an interception when the game was within reach. This may have been his worst game up to date.

3. Andrew Norwell, left guard

Lawrence wasn’t the only one that should get the blame for the failed flea-flicker. Left guard Andrew Norwell was also at fault. After the ball was snapped, he spun, and attempted what was dubbed the “whirly bird“, instead of blocking J.J. Watt, who successfully pressured Lawrence. Also, the veteran gave up two pressures, so it’s fair to say this may not have been one of his best recent performances.