The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently really bad. However, not everybody feels the same way about their 2-11 record. A good chunk of their fanbase is rightfully frustrated, who wouldn’t? Others have become indifferent after being exposed to years of losing. And at least one player from a division rival laughed at how bad the Jags were in their 20-9 loss to the Tennesse Titans in Week 14.
Late in the game, Jaguars wide receivers Laviska Shenault Jr. and Laquon Treadwell ran into each other and clash. Speaking on the subject, Tennesse Titans safety Kevin Byard told the media he found the incident funny but also feels bad for his division rival.
"I was laughing, to be honest. At the end of the game, guys running into each other? I don’t want to say too much on it, but I was talking trash to them a little bit. It’s tough for them boys over there."
It’s hard to tell who was responsible for the miscue and at this point, it may not even matter. Jaguars legend Jimmy Smith beliefs the play is a result of bad coaching and that most likely played a role. The truth is that some fans might have reacted the same way Byard did. Getting angry doesn’t accomplish much and all left to do is laugh about how bad the Jags have been this year (and the last decade). Here’s the clip of the play in question, in case you haven’t seen it.
The Jaguars were comically bad against the Titans in Week 14.
Everyone that watched the Jaguars in Week 14 was subject to an embarrassing performance. Trevor Lawrence threw a career-high four interceptions, running back James Robinson mustered a measly four yards on six carries, and left guard Andrew Norwell was flagged three times and struggled to slow down defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons and the Titan’s defensive front. The rest of the offensive line didn’t fare much better and the wide receivers failed to have an impact.
Things weren’t much better on defense. Joe Cullen’s unit logged four sacks and constantly rattled quarterback Ryan Tannehill but he was able to move the ball in spite of the pressure. Moreover, the Titans’ running game had no trouble running through the Jags’ defense, racking up 102 rushing yards.
There are four games left in the 2021 regular season and the Jaguars aren’t showing any signs of growth. Laughing may be the best coping mechanism during that stretch. Then again, nobody will blame you if you are mad or frustrated. There are different ways to feel about how bad the Jags are right now. Maybe a coaching change could cheer everyone up.