I’m a fan. So I don’t need logic. And I don’t need stats. The game happens, and from there, it’s either victory or loss. Great moments happen. Just as embarrassing ones do.
So since 1995, the Jags have produced some amazing scoring plays. Many of them are ingrained our collective fan memory. Brunell connecting with Jimmy in Mile High. Taylor ripping a huge run against the Dolphins
. Garrard’s run in Pitt. Scobee nailing a game winner against the Colts
. M80 snagging a Hail Mary. These are famous Jaguar scoring plays. And you know what, another one happened today.
The TV hosts won’t talk about it. The radio pundits won’t say anything. Print may ignore. And even we, as fans, may forget because today the Jags lost to the Vikings
But the truth is, one of the greatest scoring plays in Jaguars
history happened today. With the game on the line and the clocking trickling down to nothing, Blaine Gabbert
threw an amazing pass to Cecil Shorts III
, who made an amazing catch just inside the end zone pylon. I don’t know exactly how many yards it was. And frankly, there’s no reason to look at the numbers. It simply was a huge pass and a huge catch. It was amazing. Given the circumstances, that play was on par with all the other famous Jaguar scoring plays in terms of magnificence.
It’s too damn bad that the defense was so hobbled by injuries that they couldn’t prevent the Vikings from moving into field goal range. It’s too bad that they couldn’t help that play from Gabbert-to-Shorts be what it should have been and what it really was. It was clutch. You felt it. I know you did. Because I felt it too. It was one of the greatest TDs in Jaguars’ history. And in my book, it was a sign of good things to come.
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