Jacksonville Jaguars: Studs and duds from disastrous loss vs Bengals

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Cincinnati Bengals WR Auden Tate and Jacksonville Jaguars CB Tyson Campbell (32). (Imagn Images photo pool) /

These 3 Jacksonville Jaguars struggled against the Cincinnati Bengals.

1. Tyson Campbell, cornerback.

Head coach Urban Meyer cited rookie Tyson Campbell’s progression as a reason for trading cornerback C.J. Henderson to the Carolina Panthers. The early returns weren’t encouraging. The former Georgia Bulldog struggled in his second start of the 2021 season, allowing seven passes for 158 passing yards on eight receptions. He also missed a tackle and finished the game with a Pro Football Focus grade of 37.3.

Campbell showed flashes against the Cardinals but regressed in Week 4. It will be interesting to see whether he can bounce back against the Titans.

2. Myles Jack, linebacker.

Linebacker Myles Jack has been one of the few bright spots on the Jaguars’ defense over the last two years. However, he had a game to forget in Week 4, allowing 41 yards in coverage and a 100 completion rate. He also gave up one of Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah’s two touchdown receptions.

Jack wasn’t in a good position to make the play and couldn’t keep up with Uzomah. Then again, the touchdown might not have been entirely his fault, and may it was the result of miscommunication in the secondary. Here’s a look at the play.

3. DJ Chark, wide receiver.

Wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. is in a contract year and was playing for an extension. However, he fractured his ankle on Thursday and it’s uncertain when he will return. Even if he comes back this year, he will at least a few games, which will decrease his leverage during negotiations for a new deal.

Chark is the Jaguars’ best receiver and their passing game will take a hit without him. The 2019 Pro Bowl nod deserves to get paid and he might still sign a new contract. But he should feel frustrated after working hard during the offseason.

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