JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 19: Dawan Landry #26 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts to tackle Harry Douglas #83 of the Atlanta Falcons during a game at EverBank Field on August 19, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
A Pre-Season Snoozefest: A Falcons-Jaguars Recap - The Falcoholic
So much offense! I was especially thrilled when Matt Ryan threw that pass out of bounds and then zzzzz... Okay, it wasn't the most exciting game the Falcons have every played. For stretches, it was as boring as tennis in slow motion. That's just how pre-season games go sometimes, especially when your schemes are vanilla and you have a few starters sitting it out. The worst thing to do, after watching the Falcons bumble and bobble their way through the Jaguars game, would be to panic.
Quick observations and thoughts on the Jacksonville Jaguars' 15-13 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Friday night. David Garrard's deep interception to Brent Grimes was well over Mike Thomas up the middle. It was an overly hopeful throw that killed a possession and wasn’t necessary. He also missed Marcedes Lewis on a much shorter touchdown pass opportunity, though his ankle was clipped by a rusher as he let it go. Those are the sort of plays that make some people say, "Why not just play the rookie?"
There was a lot to like in the Jacksonville Jaguars week 2 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. I believe we got some answers to some buring questions, and if we didn't, we certainly moved closer to those answers. There's a lot of little things that happened that were very important, so; let's dive right into what I saw and thought about the game.
The Jaguars have released a limited number of five-game "Half Pack" half-season tickets that are now available for sale to the general public. The Half Pack offers fans the opportunity to purchase the same seat for five of the Jaguars’ 2011 home games at EverBank Field, starting at $250.
David Garrard liked a lot about what he saw. First, there was the Jaguars beating the Atlanta Falcons, 15-13, in front of a good crowd at EverBank Field Friday night, thus ensuring a far better overall feeling than the team experienced a week before in the preseason opener.
Blaine Gabbert played into the fourth quarter, a total of seven series, and wound up with statistics that were virtually identical to the ones put up by David Garrard.