JACKSONVILLE – One more day to Preview Wednesday.
Still can’t help but feel a little indifferent about the season. I know Trevor, coaching and the team are leagues better than last year, but Sunday was just two bad NFL teams going at it, am I wrong? If we’re down 17-0 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals or even the Tennessee Titans, there’s zero percent chance the Jags will even make it competitive, right?
Fans feel how they feel about things, I guess – kind of like real people. And if you expected the Jaguars to contend for the postseason, then it makes sense to feel indifferent about the 2022 season so far. But making the postseason and/or finishing with a winning record was always going to be tough for the ’22 Jaguars. They were trying to rebuild and reset after four wins in two seasons, they had a first-year head coach implementing new offensive and defensive systems, they had a young roster with significant offseason turnover and they had young quarterback Trevor Lawrence in his first season. in a new offense. Seen through that lens, the 2022 Jaguars have shown some remarkable improvement. They are eighth in the NFL in total offense, 16th in total defense and have led in every game this season. All six losses were by a score or less and they led or were tied in the second half of every game except for a one-point loss to the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles. Could they rally from a 17-point deficit against the teams you mention like they did in a 27-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday? Will they be competitive in every game the rest of the season? We will see. But there is more reason to think they could do those things than in a long time.
Okay, they’re better! But still need help.
Yes, the Jaguars are better. Nothing that has happened this season would make any reasonable observer think otherwise. And of course they still need help. They’ve won four games over the last two seasons and are trying to rebuild a roster weakened by years of missing first- and second-round draft picks. How in the world wouldn’t they still need help?
Go big or go home, baby. All teal always!
A good win for the players. Glad they got that off their backs. There is a lot wrong with this defense. Too much money spent to be this bad. Glad they stepped up after giving up 17 pretty easily, but man, they need to get better. What are they not getting? Talent or training at this point? Here comes the back, always training, but that sucks. Something is missing.
The Jaguars are still not a dominant defensive front in obvious passing situations and there have been too many coverage mismatches in the secondary and at the linebacker position. The money and draft equity spent in the offseason made them better, but it still hasn’t gotten them to a dominant level.
Zone, you picked the Jaguars to beat the Raiders. I see you, Zone.
I did expect the Jaguars to win on Sunday. I didn’t know exactly why because there were many contests that were relevant. I just thought it was their time. Oh for me
Wait, wait, wait, I can see it now. Brad Meester as Pederson’s replacement and everyone wearing camo tuxedos for the team photo!! 😊
This is an aside reference to former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday being named Colts interim head coach following Monday’s firing of former Head Coach Frank Reich. Considering that Saturday has never coached in the NFL, the move is unique and very surprising. I’ve covered Saturday for 10 seasons and wouldn’t be surprised if one day he’s a successful NFL head coach, although I – like many – am curious to see how he fares with his experience. I don’t expect former Jaguars center Brad Meester to replace current Head Coach Doug Pederson, although Meester could certainly be a quality coach someday – and design one hell of a team photo outfit.
I think what I found impressive about the game Sunday was the defense stopping the run. They were all steel wall. Not sure if they can do the same against Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, but that was very encouraging.
The Jaguars have mostly been strong against the run this season. The exceptions were when they had to account for strong running quarterbacks such as Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles and Daniel Jones of the New York Giants. They allowed over 200 yards rushing in each of those two games and no more than 116 in any other game.
Jimmy from Jax Beach and Section 134 since Day 1
Zonester, condolences to all the Jags “fans” who pulled for Trevor to play poorly against the Raiders. I’ll admit I don’t understand Trevor being a bust and the Jags losing just to be proven right but what do I know. Maybe the Chiefs game will offer them something to feel outraged about. Go Jags, I guess.
I don’t feel like Jaguars fans are pulling for Lawrence. I feel like some Jaguars fans are so worried and convinced that nothing positive will ever happen positively for the team that they have prematurely convinced themselves that any early Lawrence misstep means he will never be good. Those same fans sometimes understandably lack perspective and think that no young quarterback has ever struggled before finally becoming really good.
Bruce from Green Cove Springs, FL
Lots of positives from the come-from-behind win over the Raiders. One that jumped out at me was Andrew Wingard’s stellar play, both on special teams and on defense (in relief). Given our defensive back struggles of late, has Andrew earned consideration as a starter?
I expect Rayshawn Jenkins to start Wingard again when healthy.
I don’t think I remember a sack for the Raiders on Sunday. What a great effort from the O-line. And, when Trevor had to fight, he was incredibly quick in his decision making.
Lawrence on Sunday said the Jaguars’ offensive line has mostly played well enough to win every game this season. He made a good point. And yes … he showed very good poise and decision-making in multiple situations on Sunday, including when to run.
Who knows? Maybe Sunday was all they needed. Maybe they just needed this to prove to themselves that they had it in them. Maybe now they are entering a serious list. It wouldn’t shock me. If they can go 6-2 in their last eight, and make two of those wins against the Titans, I think they could actually still win this division. It’s a tall order, but frankly it wouldn’t shock me.
I would be surprised if the Jaguars win the AFC South because I expect they have to go at least 10-7 to do that and going 8-1 in nine games is really tough in the NFL. I also think it will be really hard for the Jaguars to beat the Tennessee Titans twice because the Titans are really tough and know how they want to play. But we will see.
Maybe this is my version of “venting”, but I hope Sunday’s performance was what we needed to get over that hump…
I was wrong about our offensive line and your take on it.
The Jaguars’ offensive line in recent seasons has never been as bad as observers believed. At the same time, it was never a dominant unit and was never a team strength. It never seemed as good as the sum of its parts for various reasons. It’s a good offensive line this season. Really good a lot of the time.
While discussing whether ETN could handle a large workload running the ball, one of the announcers quoted an old coach who said, “the ball is not that heavy.” That made me laugh.
I laughed too. On a serious note, it’s probably past time to start seeing Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. through the lens of “smaller back,” or “running back/receiver” or “rushing back.” He doesn’t see himself that way. He sees himself as a runner without any qualifiers. It’s time for observers to see him that way too. His quality of play in recent weeks has earned him that.
Is the O Zone gone?
Today, the ozone hole continues to exist, forming every year over Antarctica in the spring. On the same subject : Adam Warner, Titans Cheerleaders let loose in ‘One Drunk’ video.. It closes again during the summer when stratospheric air from lower latitudes is mixed in, patching it up until the following spring when the cycle begins again.
Is Numa Numa a real place?
Numa Numa is a mission on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea. To see also : O-Zone: Violation of the rules. It has a nearby harbor known as the Numa Numa Harbor on the east coast of Bougainville Island on the Pacific Ocean and is located near Wakunai, Teperoi and Casuarina Island.
How is the guy Numa Numa?
Where is the Numa Numa Yay guy now? Brolsma, who still lives with his family in New Jersey and now plays in his own band, reflects on why his 15 minutes of Internet fame is about to enter its second decade. Where did you get the idea to make a video? I was just fooling around to show my friends something. I had no idea it would ever become popular.
How old is Numa Numa? Gary William Brolsma (born: January 14, 1986 ( 1986-01-14 ) [age 36]), is an American YouTuber, vlogger, and musician. He is more famously known as the Numa Numa Guy because he is the creator of the Numa Numa Dance.