When was the last time a Jaguar receiver had a 1,000 yard season? Really think about it. Last year, Marcedes Lewis led the team in receiving yards with 460. Not exactly the numbers of Rob Gronkowski, yet there he was at the top of the Jaguars anemic offense. Whether you remember it or not (answer at the bottom), Cecil Shorts III may be the Jaguars best chance to get there in a while. Through nine games, Shorts has 561 yards receiving. His 62 yard per game average puts him on pace to reach 992 yards for the total 2012 season. Assuming he stays healthy and has a couple bigger games than just 62 yards it is well within the realm of possibility that the Jaguars field a 1,000 yard receiver.
Throughout the first half of the season, the Jaguars used the no-huddle offense as a necessity — when they were getting blown out. But at the point when Trying Something New is beneficial, the Jaguars got rid of the huddle early and often in last week’s loss to Indianapolis. During seven of their final eight drives, the Jaguars used the no-huddle. The points didn’t come — they lost 27-10 — but it at least provided a pulse. "You see it; we feel it," receiver Laurent Robinson said. "We feel confidence in it — we can move the ball, we can throw it around, run it and we’re clicking."
The time has come to readjust the goals a bit – and Jaguars players said this week they will do just that. At 1-8, the Jaguars are almost certainly out of the 2012 postseason conversation, but players this week said that won’t be the overriding theme for this week and the remainder of the season. Pride. Improvement. Finding out the strengths and weaknesses of the roster.