Monday, September 23, 2013
RTC: Everyone shares blame
By Michael DiRocco
SEATTLE -- That the Jaguars are 0-3 after Sunday's loss to Seattle isn't surprising.
Not with the abundance of rookies in the starting lineup, the injuries to key players, the suspension of the best receiver, and the overall quality of the roster. Everyone knew there was going to be problems in the first year of the new regime's rebuilding project.
But the Jaguars haven't even been competitive in the losses to Kansas City, Oakland and Seattle. Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida-Times Union writes that frustration is beginning to mount, lineup changes may be on the way, and there may be a switch in blocking scheme to help jump-start an offense that has scored just five points in the first half.
Responsibility for the poor start is shared by everyone, including the coaching staff.
"All sides can take blame in this," coach Gus Bradley said.
Here are some other pieces of Jaguars content from around the web:
O'Halloran reviews how well the Jaguars handled his four keys to the game. The short version: Not well at all.
Maurice Jones-Drew tested his injured ankle during pre-game warm-ups and was cleared to play against the Seahawks. He gained just 43 yards on 19 carries and was no factor in the game, although he did score his first touchdown of the season. Hays Carlyon of the T-U writes that Jones-Drew was still able to find some positives on Sunday.
Even when the Jaguars did try to get creative on offense, things backfired, O'Halloran wrote. Denard Robinson fumbled while trying to hand off the ball on a read option play. Plus, Cecil Shorts had a career day, though most of his eight catches for 143 yards came when the game was already well in hand.