The Jaguars remain 0-for-2012 in slowly working their running backs into a role. The trend continued in Sunday’s 17-10 loss to the New York Jets when Montell Owens — the fourth different starter — missed time with cramps, forcing rookies Richard Murphy and Jordan Todman into the game. Signed on Nov. 27, Todman made his NFL debut by rushing three times for eight yards. Promoted from the practice squad on Dec. 1, Murphy played special teams last week but saw his first regular season offensive snaps against the Jets, totaling 19 yards on four rushes.
THE RIGHT CALL It could have changed the game’s momentum. At the least, it didn’t help the Jaguars. But Head Coach Mike Mularkey said while the reversal of a second-quarter touchdown by safety Dwight Lowery hurt the Jaguars, he didn’t disagree with the official’s decision. "I thought it was the correct call," Mularkey said after the Jaguars’ 17-10 loss to the New York Jets Sunday at EverBank Field.
New week, same story. And as has been the case too often this season, the story just didn’t read well for the Jaguars. That wasn’t the case for all of a 17-10 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. In fact, for three of four quarters, the Jaguars played plenty well enough to win – plenty well enough to pull off what would have been an impressive, uplifting, improbable victory at Everbank Field. But on Sunday, those three quarters weren’t enough.