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Jaguars vs. Rams 2013: 3 things we learned

The Jaguars fell to 0-5 on the season after a loss in St. Louis, but what did we learn about the football team?

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What looked like it could potentially be the Jaguars first win, or even first competitive game all season, but things quickly turned south after a fast start. It all seemed to go downhill when Luke Joeckel was carted off the football field and the team never really recovered.

So what did we learn?

The Jaguars offense has potential to be explosive

Right out of the gate we saw some explosive plays from young players. Ace Sanders had a punt return for a touchdown called back on a bogus penalty, then shortly after Justin Blackmon picked up a 67-yard touchdown on a catch and run. Tight end Clay Harbor showed some after catch ability and Cecil Shorts seemed to get things going. The big problem is the inconsistency at the quarterback position.

Will Blackmon was an A+ signing

The Jaguars secondary was a big question mark in the offseason, but Will Blackmon has been a great addition to the roster. Sure he was beat a few times on Sunday down the field, but he made just as many if not more big plays on defense. It will be hard to see Blackmon coming out of the starting lineup when Dwayne Gratz comes back from injury.

Blaine Gabbert is bad

We didn't really learn this, but it was kind of written down in pen. He did his typical flash a big play and then completely poop the bed. Once Luke Joeckel went out of the lineup, Gabbert kept seeing Casper the friendly pass rusher and bailing from the pocket. Coupled with his poor pocket presence, he still continues to lack the basic fundamentals such as setting his feet on the run or even pump faking.

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