The most frustrating part of watching this lost season for the Jaguars is, no matter how credible an effort or sacrifice they put forth, there seems to be no changing their spots. Seriously, when is the story line ever different? If they made a movie about the 2011 Jaguars, it would be a pigskin version of "Groundhog Day."
For the first time since the third game of the season when coach Jack Del Rio benched Luke McCown for rookie Blaine Gabbert, the Jaguars were dealing with questions about their starting quarterback. Del Rio benched Gabbert in the fourth quarter of the 20-13 loss to Houston on Sunday and put McCown in, hoping he would give the offense a spark.
To Maurice Jones-Drew, this was no time for complex analysis. The Jaguars lost to the Houston Texans, 20-13, Sunday afternoon and although the loss officially ended the Jaguars’ already unrealistic AFC South hopes, that issue wasn’t what was on the Pro Bowl running back’s mind in the aftermath at EverBank Field.
Gabbert: "All I can do is learn from it." Maybe this was the low point, and maybe it wasn’t. At this point in the Jaguars’ decidedly disappointing 2011 season, it’s dangerous to predict things such as how much worse things can get, but we do know this: This moment? This game? This scene of Blaine Gabbert, the Jaguars’ rookie quarterback, being pulled from a 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans at EverBank Field?
The Jaguars very likely have a coaching change coming. Their GM isn’t under contract for next season. They pulled their rookie starting quarterback in the course of Sunday’s 20-13 loss to Houston that dropped their record to 3-8. So how do they hold things together moving forward for five more games?