RTC: Reasons for 0-8 plentiful


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bye weeks are a time for reflection and evaluation, which in the Jaguars' case is going to be painful.

The team is 0-8 after another double-digit loss, this time to San Francisco in London, and the issues that have kept the Jaguars winless are plentiful. The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran takes stock:

The rebuilt defense has regressed the past month, the team doesn't make big plays in any area (offense, defense, and special teams), the pass rush is even worse than last year, and management may have to spend more money in free agency than anticipated this offseason.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

O'Halloran lists the five things he took away from the 42-10 loss to the 49ers. Among them is the team's continued woes in the red zone.

It didn't happen at EverBank Field, but the Jaguars did score a touchdown for the first time this season in a "home" game: Mike Brown's 29-yard touchdown catch.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Scouts, Inc.'s Todd McShay debate whether the 2014 NFL draft will produce one of the all-time great quarterback classes. Both agree that the class is very deep, but there isn't anyone at the level of Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: the weekly Upon Further Review feature in which I look at four hot issues from the previous game (red zone woes, Denard Robinson, defense starting slow and Maurice Jones-Drew's improvement) and the breakdown and analysis of snaps on offense and defense.