Ah, nothing like a Monday Morning after a tough victory. Let's take a look at what the folks are saying out there about our win!
Peter King gives us his "defensive player of the week award":
A collective award: The Jacksonville defense. The stats for the Jags were notable, but not because they didn't play well. The Jags limited the potent Broncos offense (much of that is potential, because Denver doesn't look potent yet) to two scores in a 23-14 Jags win. Travis Henry was held to 35 yards on 11 carries, and the Broncos, who held the ball for only 21:18, were limited to 42 plays in 10 series. When your average series is 4.2 plays over the course of a game, it usually means a defense dominated the game. That's what happened here.
I agree Peter, I agree.
"I'll take full responsibility for that," Del Rio said. "That was not good."
This is Jack Del Rio accepting responsibility for the very bizarre 3rd down spike at the end of the 2nd quarter. It seems like the coaches thought the clock was going to start and they needed to get the field goal team out there. I'm concerned that David should have taken the ball into his own hands at that point and made his own play. But all's well that ends well. Had we lost the game, we'd be calling for Jacks head. Such is the life of a head coach...
Sam Borden declares that this is David Garrard's team now, and illustrates the difference beteween David and Byron:
In case anyone was still wondering exactly what it is that Garrard brings to the Jaguars that Leftwich didn't, there was this: It was third-and-goal from the 3 early in the second quarter, the game scoreless. Garrard rolled to his right, then kept rolling, away from the rush, all of a sudden picking out a flash of a white jersey in the back of the end zone. It was Reggie Williams, and Garrard hit him squarely for the game's first score.
We could see the Matt Jones drama reach a creshendo this week. Matt's agent Alan Herman is talking about what happened with Matt and Del Rio:
"I don't think he deserved to be singled out," Herman said of Jones. "I question the leadership ability of the head coach. I don't see a need to publicly criticize a player. I don't see a value in that. The head coach is supposed to be able to relate to all of his players. I was offended by it, to be candid with you."
Apperantly Alan has contacted teams to gauge interest in the embattled Wide Receiver!
Allright, time to start another fantastic day at work. I'll update as I see more commentary about the game!