Welcome back to another edition of Jaguar Jungle.
This should be hanging in the locker room
On the side-lines during the Dolphins game was Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. He was there to continue negotiations with Shad Kahn on the shipyards. I will be discussing this more in the November 2nd edition of Jaguar Jungle as that should be our bye week.
The Jaguars placed Rashad Greene on short term IR with the designation to return and resigned Bryan Walters. Greene had surgery on his thumb. Walters is scheduled to play against the Patriots.
Out for Game: Andre Branch, Johnathan Cyprien, Dwayne Gratz, Luke Joeckel, Sen’Derrick Marks, Denard Robinson, Julius Thomas.
Active did not play: Chad Henne,
After winning last week with 40 seconds remaining I really thought that we might have a chance to continue the momentum from last week. But, reality sunk in, and the team just did not have what it took to beat the defending Super Bowl champs. What is perplexing is the Patriots had three rookies start on the offensive line. Okay, you can fill in the blank on that one….
The only redeeming point of losing this game is we are still in first place. Now if we get our head out of our asses and beat the Colts we could end up being in first place next week too. When was the last time we were in first place for two weeks in a row?
Before I rant on the defense they did get two sacks on Brady. Okay, let me vent please, otherwise I will be miserable all week. To let a team score on every possession is just unacceptable. I don’t care how much better they were there had to be a way to stop them. You can blame it on injuries all you want, I’m not, the reason being elite teams have backups that could start on teams like the Jaguars. Sorry, but it’s true. 483 total yards (125 rushing, 358 passing) 6 touchdowns (2 passing, 4 rushing) and three field goals. How come we are not bumping the receivers?? We give team’s wide receivers way too much space off the line of scrimmage. It’s funny because this the same thing every weekend.
7 penalties for 114 yards, two consecutive pass interference in the 3rd quarter, 52 yards by Thompson and 24 yards by Sample that led to a touchdown.
Five Star Players:
Tom Brady: 400th career touchdown pass, 358 yards and 2 TD’s. Ties Bruce Armstrong with 211th game played as a Patriots.
Allen Hurns: 59 yard touchdown
Blake Bortles: 242 yards and 2 TD’s. You can rag on him all you want but the dude had 5 plays of over 20 yards. There is improvement in Bortles.
Ryan Allen: Patriots punter earned his money doing nothing. He should at least pay the defensive players on the Jaguar’s for dinner.
THUD: How about the defense. Enough said.
On the hot seat: The calls are coming from 1010xl, and on the facebook pages of “Jacksonville Jaguar Fans” and “Forever Jaguars” for the head of Gus Bradley. It is too early. There are games still to be played that Jacksonville can win. The goal should be anything less than 6 wins and Gus should go.
Just remember, there have been way better teams than the Jaguars that have been humiliated by the New England Patriots. As I have said in my predictions for the season, we do not have the talent that elite teams have. It will take time to get that talent, something that Gus Bradley does not have.
Footnote: Got one year to get ready for the next elite team the Green Bay Packers.