The Jacksonville Jaguars followed up a masterful Week 1 performance with a game against the Tennessee Titans that was a little underwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, they weren’t awful. But I wouldn’t say they were good. The run blocking was disappointing (as was the offensive play-calling) and the pass protection, while not bad, wasn’t what it needed to be for a quarterback like Blake Bortles.
Let’s get to the sacks.
Sack #1: 2nd and 16 at JAX 40, 9:00 left in 2Q
This sack is very clearly on rookie left tackle Cam Robinson. After a nearly flawless season opener, Robinson’s miscue here resulted in a turnover. I think blaming Bortles for this sack is a bit of overkill. He had about three seconds from snap to when Brian Orakpo was on him, which is not a reasonable amount of time in the pocket.
Fault: Cam Robinson
Sack #2: 3rd and 19 at JAX 11, 5:00 left in 3Q
This one is tough for me. The entire right side of the line in Jermey Parnell and A.J. Cann look out of place and crumble under a simple stunt by Titans defenders Jurrell Casey and Derrick Morgan. But does Bortles hold onto the ball too long? It’s about four seconds from snap to sack and there were no receivers open on this play. Should he have thrown the ball away? Probably. Should two offensive linemen be able to block two defensive linemen? Yes.
At fault: A.J. Cann and Jermey Parnell
2017 sack totals
Up next: Baltimore Ravens!