The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently sitting on a two-game losing streak. However, they're still the team that was expected to make a strong push in the AFC South. This is why Trevor Lawrence isn't ready to throw in the towel three games into the regular season.
Lawrence met with the local media Wednesday and cited attention to detail and trying to do too much as the main reasons for the Jags' recent struggles.
"So there's been some struggles at times. I think it's maybe more attention to detail, more emphasis on certain things," Lawrence said. "I think our process is right. We're doing things the right way, the way we prepare. Maybe it's more attention to detail and playing loose. We have so much talent, we're an offense that has a lot of talent, and we have the guys to have a great offense."
Lawrence later says that he's aware the team must improve but isn't ready to hit the panic button just yet.
"I think one thing too is losing magnifies everything. It always does. You know you can't panic and throw everything out just because we've had some struggles. Some of the stuff is just simple stuff that we've executed the past two years and maybe just haven't in the first few games for whatever reason, maybe different reasons, but you can't panic and throw everything away after three games. We know how we are, we know what our identity is, and we know what we have to improve on and we need to improve on them. But you can't lose all sense of who you are after just a couple games," Lawrence said.
Some of the things Lawrence alluded to are the Jaguars' inability to convert on third downs, drops at crucial times, and the offensive line's inability to provide optimal protection or open holes in the running game.
Lawrence for his part, has played relatively well. So far, he's completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 736 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. That said, he hasn't been flawless. His two biggest miscues probably came against the Houston Texans. The third-year quarterback threw an interception in the second quarterback and was later called for intentional grounding.
The first interception he threw in the season wasn't his fault though. Rookie Tank Bigsby couldn't secure a pass and it fell into the hands of cornerback Tony Brown. Here's his full exchange with the media ahead of the London game.
Trevor Lawrence is ready to bounce back against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4
Of all of the issues the Jaguars currently have, Trevor Lawrence is probably the least of their concerns. As noted before, he made a couple mistakes against the Texans but hasn't gotten much help from his receivers or the offensive line throughout most of the season.
Heading into Week 4, Jacksonville leads the league in drops, and a few of them have been in the red zone. Yet, Steezy Trev ranks first in the NFL in big-time throws (20+ yards) with eight.
Similarly, the Jaguars defense and special teams played a role in the Jags' loss to the Texans in Week 3. You will have a hard time racking up wins when you are struggling in all three phases of the game.
As Lawrence noted, this is still the same Jaguars team (for the most part) that made the playoffs and won the AFC South last year. They just have to execute, something they have to do the last two weeks. If they play up to their talent, they will have a realistic shot at getting back to the win column when they face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4.