On Thursday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars reminded everyone who they were. They are a team in, yet, another rebuild. Perhaps, tanking was on full display against the Miami Dolphins. If you think about it, which was harder to play against – the Jaguars defense or air – in the first quarter?
This is the third consecutive game where the Jacksonville defense allowed a first possession score. Not a field goal but A touchdown. Let’s remember, the Jaguars seem to win the coin toss and defer to the second half every time. Suddenly they are behind 7-0 before Gardner Minshew has taken a snap.
Now let’s be fair, Jacksonville was without D.J. Chark, Brandon Linder, and Josh Lambo. They lost linebacker Leon Jacobs to injury very early in the game and is now out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. still, you play to win the game as the famous words of Coach Herm Edwards.
Expect the Jaguars to be big underdogs throughout the rest of the season. It’s possible for them to go 1-15 and get the first overall selection. Honestly, should the current front office and head coach be trusted with the first overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft?
Would this group select Tony Boselli or Luke Joeckel? They drafted Leonard Fournette in round 1 but undrafted rookie James Robinson is the starting running back. Has anyone heard from Shad Khan?
If you have forgotten, Khan is the Jaguars owner who publicly stated that losing would be unacceptable in 2020. You will know the Jaguars are tanking if Dave Caldwell, Doug Marrone, and his staff remain employed.
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