JACKSONVILLE – Let’s get to it…
Jaguars fans should hope not, although I understand how they feel. And know this: Pederson earns this kind of respect/admiration on a week like this — after a tough loss, during adversity — as much or more than when the Jaguars are having success. Pederson’s no-nonsense approach, which is a very real part of his coaching style, shows during a week like this one. And its value cannot be underestimated. The Jaguars loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday was tough. They could – and perhaps should – have won the game. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence struggled, fumbling four times and throwing an interception. It was the kind of performance that could rock a team and a young player. Pederson handled it the way he seems to handle most situations — by dealing with it, admitting it, coaching through it and moving on. There was no sense of panic. Or a crisis. This is what high-level professional coaching looks like. This is the kind of coach players respect, trust and believe in. I joke a lot here at the O-Zone about coaching being overrated by fans and media because observers are so quick to blame and coach for anything that ails a team. But in terms of setting the tone for the direction of the organization, the head coach is critical. The Jaguars are in good hands in that regard. Really good hands.
Trevor takes a lot of offense for a tough outing in tough conditions and rightly so. But he didn’t get much help from his receivers, especially Christian Kirk. On six targets in the first half, Kirk got his hands on the ball five times, but was credited with just two drops. Do you know what the NFL’s official definition of a slump is? I can’t seem to find it as it seems very subjective. Trevor’s pitching day looked much worse statically than it was as the receivers struggled as well.
The NFL doesn’t keep official statistics on drops, so there’s no real “official definition” – and the reality is that it’s impossible to show drops without some subjectivity. The old “definition” that ESPN once used for its “play charters” was that sacks were “incomplete passes where the receiver should have caught the pass with normal effort.” That’s a good definition. It’s not perfect, but life isn’t always perfect.
I say 10-6 based on the remaining schedule. What do you think?
I absolutely do not think the Jaguars will finish the regular season 10-6.
These next two weeks against division opponents are huge. They play a Houston team with history on their side and will play a rested and motivated Colts team in Indianapolis looking for revenge after being shut out in Week 2 at the ‘Bank. If the Jaguars win these two games, they will have my attention for the rest of the season.
The next two games could establish the Jaguars as a team that can contend for a division title. If they win both, they’ll be assured of a .500 record in the South, something they’ve accomplished twice in the last decade. Yes, these games are important. A lot.
I don’t know how any longtime Jaguars fan can even watch this offense and question the play. How many times have we seen brilliant game design leave someone wide open or a huge hole to move the chains? I can’t remember ever being so excited during games about a play call. Trevor Lawrence turned the ball over five times last week, that’s why we lost. We hired a Super Bowl-winning coach, an innovative, offensive-minded coach. Just relax and enjoy watching him work.
How’s Fortner? Does he look like a player getting a second contract?
Jaguars center Luke Fortner is a rookie with potential who has played four NFL games so far. He looks like a rookie with potential who has been serviceable so far and has played four NFL games.
JO- Did you see that Laviska Shenault is averaging 45 yards per catch? Not bad for a two-catch season so far. A cynical eye.
Wow, you see the world through a cynical eye. You are a man with problems. I can tell you. Fortunately for you, it seems you have that world in the palm of your hand.
O’ I had to take time out earlier this week from the Zone. I knew the place was going to be tough because of the way we lost Sunday. Massive overreaction and grinding of teeth. My conclusion from the game was that of several other fans where we committed five turnovers and still lost by only a touchdown to the lone undefeated team. Looking back at the first quarter of the season, can you give us your three biggest surprises and your top three things you’re looking at in the second quarter? A quarterly assessment, so to speak.
Inbox has actually been relatively reasonable this week, and I think most Jaguars fans and watchers share your perspective. I don’t think that will be the case if they lose to the Texans. My three biggest surprises: that the defense committed so many turnovers because it’s a big turnaround from last season; that free agent tight ends/receivers like Evan Engram, Kirk and Zay Jones have been very productive because such transitions can take time; and that the Jaguars managed to record two one-sided victories so quickly because they had not had such victories at the beginning of the season for a long time. Three main things to watch: How Lawrence continues to develop, can this team continue to stay healthy, and can the team grow into one that wins close games as the games get more important.
Hello, John. I just want to point out (again!) that the Jags won more games with Bortles playing QB than they did with the ones who quit playing defense.
In recent weeks, we’ve talked about what it’s like to “be nice” here at O-Zone on more than one occasion. It’s important to be nice. This is not nice.
I know “every Sunday”, but after watching the Colts/Broncos game, we better not lose to either of those teams. Maybe the worst football game I’ve ever seen.
It’s a week-to-week league. The Jaguars beat the Buffalo Bills last season. The Colts beat the Kansas City Chiefs in week three. The Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers last month. That’s how the league works.
I moved from Fleming to Riverside this summer. I thought I would receive a welcome pack from O-Zone after my transfer was approved. Did you send it?
I live in Springfield. I wouldn’t send a welcome pack either if you moved there.
With defensive end Foley Fatukasi seemingly out on Sunday, who will be there to contain Texans running back Dameon Pierce? I was hoping for a midweek pickup, with Ndamukong Suh still available. However, the plan for Doug and general manager Trent Baalke seems to be to let the Texans run us and hope we score faster and more often. It looks a bit risky for a divisional opponent on Boselli’s big day too. I love the optimism, but it’s starting to feel like a trap game. What do you think?
Fatukasi was indeed ruled out on Friday and will not play against the Texans. I don’t think Pederson and Baalke’s plan is to “just let the Texans run us,” though I admit I haven’t discussed that possibility with either. I expect the plan is to have the defensive front seven gaps and assignments better than last week, and to bring defensive lineman Corey Peters from the practice squad to the active roster. I don’t see this as a trap, but I do see it as a tough game against a Texans team that has been close in every game they’ve played this season.
Johnny Sec404 and Westside 1-0 on HomeSide
Well, it is now October 8 and there is no word of a draft order for next year. That’s a win, baby! PS – Jags up to 3 weeks.
Johnny Sec404 and Westside 1-0 on HomeSide is “all in.”
This is a big Sunday game in my books. It’s an AFC South game. A win on Sunday and we’re 3-2 and 2-0 in the Afc South. Let’s fill the bank on Sunday and be loud and proud. Time for the fans to step up this Sunday. Go Jags!! LOCK THE BANK
Carl Lee is ready for some football.
I used to putt putt for fun.
I was hanging out with my friends in the woods at Reddie Point before they built the park and all the damn houses.
Is the ozone improving?
By early 2022, the total concentration of ozone-depleting substances in the mid-latitude stratosphere had fallen by just over 50 percent back to levels recorded in 1980, before ozone depletion was significant. To see also : 10-time National Cheerleader Champion, Eric Ortiz, dead at 30.
Is the ozone layer improving? Today, more than 99 percent of ozone-depleting substances have been phased out, and the ozone layer is on the road to recovery.
Is the ozone hole still increasing? While scientists expect the ozone hole to recover over time, there are still many natural forces influencing its progress. For example, given the long lifetime of ozone-depleting chemicals in the atmosphere, it will take decades for the hole to return to pre-industrial levels.
How the ozone layer will work in 2022 The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached an average area of 8.9 million square miles (23.2 million square kilometers) between September 7 and October 13, 2022. This depleted region of the ozone layer above the South Pole was slightly less than last year and generally continued the overall trend of reduction in recent years.
Is the ozone layer healing 2022?
In early 2022, NOAA scientists found that concentrations of harmful chemicals have decreased by just over 50 percent in the mid-stratosphere compared to the 1980s. This may interest you : Meet the VJHS cheerleaders. NOAA scientists say it’s a ‘significant milestone’ on the road to recovery.
How big is the hole in the ozone layer in 2022? The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached an average area of 8.9 million square miles (23.2 million square kilometers) between September 7 and October 13, 2022.
What will happen if ozone layer destroy?
Without the ozone layer, the Earth’s surface would be sterilized by UV radiation. To see also : Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says Daniel Snyder deserves to be ousted as owner of the Washington Commanders. Ozone depletion increases skin cancer and cataracts in humans, impairs the immune systems of all animals (including humans), and disrupts the productivity of phytoplankton in the oceans.
Can we live without the ozone layer? The Ozone Layer Stratospheric ozone is found in the stratosphere, the second layer of the Earth’s atmosphere, 10 to 30 miles above the surface. Life could not exist without this protective ozone, also called the “ozone layer”. The sun provides light, heat and other types of radiation.
What will happen if we destroy the ozone layer? radiation. A reduced ozone layer allows more UV radiation to reach the Earth’s surface. For humans, excessive exposure to UV rays can lead to skin cancer, cataracts, and a weakened immune system. Increased UV can also lead to reduced crop yields and disruption of the marine food chain.