Jaguars studs and duds: James Robinson proved his value in Week 5 loss

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25). [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25). [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /
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Jacksonville Jaguars CB Chris Claybrooks (27) and Tennessee Titans WR Josh Reynolds (18). (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

These three players played a role in the Jaguars’ loss to the Titans.

1. Chris Claybrooks, cornerback. 

Rookie cornerback Tyson Campbell was inactive for the Jaguars’ game versus the Titans. In his place, sophomore Chris Claybrooks got the starting nod opposite Shaquill Griffin. Even if you ignore the questionable pass interference that was called on him, his performance was far from optimal. He allowed three receptions for 52 yards on three targets.

In the offseason, it looked like cornerback was going to be a strength for the Jaguars. Week 5 showed that’s not the case and it will be one area the team’s brass will need to address next offseason.

2. Adam Gotsis, defensive end.

After a couple of solid outings, defensive Adam Gotsis was a non-factor against the Titans. His 30.3 Pro Football Focus overall grade was one of the worst among Jaguars players. Moreover, he was just credited with one assist. No tackles, no pressures, just an assist.

There’s no doubt stopping Titans running back Derrick Henry is a daunting task for pretty much any defensive player in the NFL. But on a day when several Jaguars pressured quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Gotsis didn’t do much.

3. Matthew Wright, kicker.

Matthew Wright was elevated to the active roster before the game and had a chance to show what he can do, which turned out to be not much. He failed a 53-yard field goal attempt and an extra point.

Head coach Urban Meyer just told the local media the team will hold a kicker competition, and rightfully so. They aren’t getting much out of the position and haven’t scored a single field goal in 2021.

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