Jaguars: 3 studs and 3 duds following heartbreaking loss in Week 10

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. /
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Head coach Urban Meyer and ​Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Chris Manhertz (84) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports /

These 3 players contributed to Jaguars’ loss to the Colts in Week 10.

1. Chris Manhertz, tight end. 

As previously mentioned, penalties hurt the Jaguars in Week 10, and tight end Chris Manhertz was the biggest offender in that regard. He was flagged a shocking three times, a false start, an offensive holding, and an illegal blindside block.

What makes this even more frustrating is that Manhertz only played 24 offensive snaps and didn’t record a stat. The tight end did a good job as a blocker but his three penalties played a role in his inability to move the ball.

2. Jawaan Taylor, right tackle. 

Again, penalties had a negative impact, and right tackle Jawwan Taylor was flagged twice for offensive holding. After a few solid outings early in the season, the 2019 second-round pick hasn’t played well in recent weeks.

In total, Taylor has been flagged seven times this season and has already surpassed his 2020 totals. He won’t likely surpass the career-high (14) he set in 2019. Nevertheless, the Jaguars’ brass surely expected more from the former Florida Gator this season.

3. Jamal Agnew, Dan Arnold and Laviska Shenault Jr.

So it’s been established that Trevor Lawrence can play better. It’s equally true that he needs more help from his teammates. The rookie passer went 16-of-35 for 162 yards but the Jaguars’ skill-position players were credited with four drops, one by Dan Arnold, two by Jamal Agnew, and one by Laviska Shenault Jr. If they had made those catches, the outcome of the game might have changed.

Speaking of helping Lawrence, the offensive line allowed 15 total pressures and three sacks. The rookie passer was constantly on the move and had to scramble several times. Moving forward, the Jaguars need to clean up those issues.

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