Sunday, October 6, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Jacksonville Jaguars
By Michael DiRocco
ST. LOUIS -- Observed in the locker room after the Jacksonville Jaguars' 34-20 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
Feeling bad: Running back Maurice Jones-Drew said he felt terrible about left tackle Luke Joeckel's injury because he was one of the players that ended up rolling on Joeckel's right leg. "It's always tough to see a guy that you count on go out. It's tough when you're the guy who probably hurt him, too, which was me," he said. "You never want to run up anyone's back like that."
Run down: The Rams entered Sunday ranked last in the NFL in rushing yards per game (47.3) but they put up a season-high 143 yards. "We felt like we were well-prepared and we did a solid job for the most part," Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny said. "Then we let up a couple runs, missed a couple tackles, let a guy fall forward after hitting him ... the next thing you know they are over 100 yards."
Minus-3: The Jaguars elected to take a field goal off the board in the third quarter when St. Louis cornerback Janoris Jenkins lined up offside. Blaine Gabbert's fouth-down pass in the end zone was intercepted. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he made the decision because they trailed by 14 points and needed some momentum.