The Trevor Lawrence era began in Houston with an underwhelming performance as the Jacksonville Jaguars lose 37-21. Lawrence completed 28 passes for 332 yards with 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He finished the game with a 70.1 quarterback rating.
Jacksonville was slow out of the gate falling behind 14-0. Penalties wrecked the Jaguars chance to win the game. Jacksonville committed 10 penalties for 82 yards. First-quarter penalties put a damper on the Jacksonville offense.
Surprisingly, Jacksonville decided to throw the ball instead of establishing the running game. Most Jaguars fans were expecting to see James Robinson and Carlos Hyde gash the Texans all game long. The Jaguars ran for 76 yards and Houston ran for 160 yards.
Jacksonville could never get any momentum going to change the tide of the game. Most media pundits figured Jacksonville was heading upwards and Houston scrambling to find their identity. Boy, were they wrong.
Texan QB Tyrod Taylor played a near flawless game. He completed 21 passes for 291 yards with 2 touchdowns, as well as having a 112.1 quarterback back rating. Houston is in good hands with Taylor calling signals if he’s going to sit back there in the pocket like that.
Also, Urban Meyer has been accused by unnamed sources inside the Jaguars organization of micromanaging things. He needs to realize that NFL head coaches are more like CEOs.
Jason La Canfora of cbssports.com reports the following:
“He has everyone looking over their shoulders already,” said one source with direct knowledge of the daily operations in Jacksonville. “He becomes unhinged way too easily, and he doesn’t know how to handle losing, even in the preseason. He loses it and wants to take over the drills himself. It’s not good.”
The Jaguars have their home opener against the Denver Broncos in week 2. Let’s hope that corrections are made for the benefit of the team. Don’t forget, the Jaguars lost their 16th consecutive regular-season game. Jaguars fans are tired of losing season after season.
Expectations have been adjusted after witnessing the Jaguars performance in Houston. Rebuilding is a long process but they just need to move forward and not backward. We’ll see how things unfold this upcoming week.
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