Yes! Yes! Yes! Jaguar football has begun.
Let me start off by saying I am not interested what the Jaguars won-lost record is to end the preseason. All am interested in is the team jelling together as a unit, in particular, the defense which could have up to 4 new people.
The first team offense started off fast. First series ended up in a 33 yard field goal by Myers and the second series ended in a 1 yard rushing touchdown by Chris Ivory.
First team defense played great on the first series and then missed two assignments in the second series which resulted in a touchdown.
Starting offensive line played a lot in the first half.
Statistically the Jaguars had more rushing and passing yards than the Jets.
Jaguars: 415 yards (96 rushing, 319 passing)
Jets: 284 yards (56 yards rushing, 228 passing)
The Bortles/Robinson connection has not missed a beat.
It wasn’t that bad of a game. Some missed assignments, but that should be expected in the first preseason game.
Out for Game: Kelvin Beachum, Luke Bowanko, Sheldon Day, Kadeem Edwards, Shaq Evans, Tashaun Gipson, Jonas Gray, Rashad Lawrence, Brandon Linder, Jalen Ramsey, Josh Wells, Jonathan Woodard.
Bowanko and Woodard are on the Physically Unable to Perform List.
Tashaun Gipson and Jalen Ramsey were precautionary.
Active Did Not Play: None.
Five Star Players:
80 yards receiving, including an ESPN top 10 play (#7) 45 yard catch.
Yannick Ngakoue, Michael Bennett and Bjoern Wener each recorded a sack.
Blake Bortles/Chad Henne:
Did well. First two QB spots are set. Allen did not do too badly. If all goes well he will get more work during the preseason and get used to playing in the NFL.
I do not expect Allen to be put on the practice squad. The Jaguars like him and do not want any team picking him up. Expect him to make the team.
All-in-all it was not that bad of a game for the second/third string.
Just keep in mind, our offense line last year wasn’t the best and yet Bortles still threw for over 4,000 yards. This year’s group should be better.
I have tickets for both practice/scrimmages against Tampa Bay. I hope to make it for both.
The preseason game against Tampa will be the only game I will miss this season.