clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Jaguars vs. Jets final score: 4 things we learned in 28-23 loss

New, comments

The Jaguars shot themselves in the foot repeatedly on Sunday and (surprise!) lost to the Jets. But what did we learn?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars just lost 28-23 to the New York Jets in a game in which we made costly turnovers, numerous mistakes, and made mediocre players look better than they should have.

So, out of all of it, what did we learn on Sunday?

1. Everyone (except Greg Olson) has got to go

Whether it's allowing an undrafted rookie to field the biggest punt return of the game, not calling a timeout before the two-minute warning that would have saved 12 seconds, or not settling down your young offense when they're making mistakes and the game is still in reach, everyone on this coaching staff not named Greg Olson has got to go.

2. We made Ryan Fitzpatrick look way too good

Fitzpatrick is such an average quarterback and yet he's beaten us as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, and Buffalo Bills. Now we can add the New York Jets to that list. Fitzpatrick went 21-for-34 for 277 yards and two touchdowns. We didn't force an interception. We sacked him just twice. We barely got much more pressure than that. The dude came into the game having to change the way he handed off the ball because his finger was so messed up and we made him look way too good.

3. Allen Hurns is better than Allen Robinson

Yes, Robinson edges out Hurns on receptions, yards, and yard-per-catch average. But the catches Hurns is making this year -- from his game-winning grab against the Buffalo Bills last week to his sideline grab on his touchdown drive at the end of the first half -- show that he's a better route runner and slightly more athletic. Yes, Robinson made a huge catch at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but for every one of Robinson's catches that make you go "Wow!" I can name three for Hurns.

4. Jason Myers got better

Over the bye week, the Jaguars coaching staff brought in some competition. While the team didn't sign any of the kickers they tried out, it seemingly lit a fire under Myers who kicked his best game of the season. He went 3-for-3 on field goals and didn't miss any extra points. This will be huge for Myers going forward and give the Jaguars a far more confident (and hopefully accurate) kicker going forward.