JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Coach Mike Mularkey of the Jacksonville Jaguars directs play against the Houston Texans September 16, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Houston won 27 - 7. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
The Jacksonville Jaguars had their butts handed to them by the Houston Texans on Sunday, putting up one of the worst offensive showings in franchise history. So what did the players and coaches have to say about the game on Sunday? Let's find out.
Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert: "Yeah we killed ourselves. We were I think zero for nine on third downs. Just a lack of execution, had a bunch of mental mistakes and we shot ourselves in the foot. You can’t win football games in the NFL by doing that. Everybody has talent and when one side of the ball messes up the other team executes and capitalizes on it."
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew on Blaine Gabbert: "He did well. He had a lot of pressure on him. It is not on him. The one thing I always tell you guys is that the quarterback is only as good as the players around him. We have to step up our play around him and I think we will be fine. Blaine did a good job. He put us in some better plays. We had some big plays and then obviously a majority of the game we didn’t have some big plays. We just have to continue to protect him and when he throws the ball we have to catch it."
Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri on the offensive line: "Injuries are going to happen, guys are going to go down and it is what it is, guys have to come in and be ready to play regardless of who’s out there the expectation (levels don’t change and standards don’t change Coach(Mike) Mularkey let that known from day one. You’ve got to deal with it and you have to play football and do better than we did today."
Head coach Mike Mularkey on if the problems were coverage or pressure: "I think it was a combination of the two. It was very good, we couldn’t hold on to it obviously, and well-covered. "