Jaguars Vs. Panthers Roundup

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 25: Mike Thomas #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars scores a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Let's spin around the internet and see what others are saying about the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Mix-up on final drive: Blame it on Del Rio |
Coach Jack Del Rio took the blame Sunday for a clock management problem that might have cost the Jaguars two more shots to pull out a victory over Carolina. The Jaguars rushed to the line of scrimmage with 16 seconds left at the Carolina 36 when the officials called time to review a Marcedes Lewis catch. As soon as the replay decision is announced, the clock starts and the Jaguars, who were out of timeouts, needed to be at the line of scrimmage lined up ready to snap the ball.

Gene Frenette: It’s the same old story for Team Tease |
When the Jaguars surprisingly released quarterback David Garrard five days before the season opener, the go-to phrase Jack Del Rio kept using as an explanation was that "he just couldn’t get it going." Well, a similar question now applies to Del Rio’s team in the wake of Sunday’s exasperating, rain-drenched 16-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers: When are the Jaguars going to get it going?

Maurice Jones-Drew back on a Pro Bowl pace |
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is off to the best start of his career. After rushing for 122 yards in 24 carries against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, he has 307 yards in his first three games in 66 carries. It was the 20th time in his career he's rushed for more than 100 yards in a game.

Jaguars must right the ship quickly |
Three weeks into the 2011 season, it's already getting ugly. The predictable calls for the coach's head are louder than ever. The offense is as impotent as any time in recent memory. And many are wondering if the Jaguars can fix their own mess fast enough to salvage a respectable year. It's hard to sugarcoat what has transpired the past two weeks on the road. From the 32-3 blowout loss to the New York Jets to an exasperating 16-10 loss today to the Carolina Panthers, the Jaguars have put themselves in an early-season hole amidst downsized expectations from a lukewarm fan base.

A place to start - Editorial on
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – You have to start somewhere. With the Jaguars looking for answers and needing them now, let’s start here: Considering the circumstances, rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert handled himself well Sunday. He showed some poise a lot of the time. He didn’t appear overwhelmed. This wasn’t erect-statues-after-the-first game stuff, but it was a beginning.

Defense holds Panthers below average - Game notes on
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for a season-high 122 yards on 24 carries against the Panthers. Jones-Drew, who had three receptions for 45 yards, finished with a game-high 167 total yards. The 122 rushing yards marked the 20th 100-yard rushing game of his career, the second-most in team history, and it was the third time in six career seasons his first 100-yard game came in week three of the season. The Jaguars are 14-6 when he rushes for 100-plus yards. He has eclipsed 100 rushing yards in four of the last six road games and three straight games against NFC opponents. His 24 carries against the Panthers marked his 24th career game with 20-plus carries including his second this season (24 vs. Tennessee).

Swamp Ball - Edge: Not Jack Del Rio | Jaguars Blog
"…the 2011 Carolina Panthers…make a great first opponent for Blaine Gabbert’s first career NFL start." ~ Me, two days ago Can I have that one back? I didn’t know the game was going to be played in the Everglades. It couldn’t have been more sloppy in the first half; there was water everywhere, players were sliding around, and the ball seemed to come loose on every play. At one point, I couldn’t even tell who had the ball because the TV camera was so blurry from the rain. In good conditions, sure, the Panthers would’ve been a great first opponent, but in these conditions, there was no such thing as a great first opponent.

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