Sunday, September 15, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Jacksonville Jaguars
By Michael DiRocco
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Observed in the locker room after the Jacksonville Jaguars' 19-9 loss to the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Sunday:
Ground up: Oakland ran for 226 yards, including 129 from Darren McFadden. That's a big reason the Raiders controlled the ball for more than 10 minutes in the third quarter. "[That] is something that we cannot have if we want to move forward and become the type of team that we want to become," linebacker Paul Posluszny said.
More work for Todman: The Jaguars signed Justin Forsett to be a third-down, change-of-pace back. But it was first-year player Jordan Todman who was out there in that role early in the game. "We just tried to get some speed out there," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. Todman ended up with five carries for 7 yards. He was targeted twice but did not catch a pass. Forsett caught one pass for 7 yards.
Hand it to him: What is it about Jaguars quarterbacks and their right hands? Chad Henne was wearing a bandage on the back of his right hand during his postgame news conference, but he assured everyone the injury wasn't serious. Blaine Gabbert missed Sunday's game because he suffered a cut on the back of his right hand in the season opener against Kansas City.