The Jacksonville Jaguars have been through a rough patch these nearly two full seasons. Both sides of the ball have seen complete overhauls and lots of challenges. But while the defense is playing at a respectable level, the offense hasn't been able to get things going.
Case in point: Last Sunday, the Jaguars led the Houston Texans at halftime by a score of 13-10. After halftime, however, the offense lost its way and failed to score any points. How often does that happen?
More than anyone else.
A tweet today caught my attention and forced me to verify if it was real. "It couldn't be," I thought to myself. Oh, it most certainly was.
Under Gus Bradley, there have been 7 games where the #Jaguars didn't score in the 2nd half (24%; 7/29 games).— Jaguars Stats (@JaguarsStats) December 8, 2014
But how does that compare with other teams around the league? It doesn't. We're way ahead of the pack in a bad way.
|Green Bay Packers||1||1||2|
|Kansas City Chiefs||1||1||1|
|New England Patriots||1||1||2|
|New Orleans Saints||1||0||1|
|New York Giants||3||2||5|
|New York Jets||2||3||5|
|St. Louis Rams||0||2||2|
|San Diego Chargers||0||2||2|
|San Francisco 49ers||2||3||5|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||0||3|
Gus Bradley is a defensive-minded coach, and we knew that going in. He was delayed a year in having his franchise quarterback on his roster, and that's fine. Jedd Fisch is a rookie offensive coordinator in the NFL, sure. The
rebuild completely new team they had to assemble would be tough going for a while, great.
But being shutout in one out of every four second halves you play isn't okay, and this trend can't continue into Year 3 of this regime. It just can't.