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The Morning After: Jacksonville Jaguars news and coffee - Whatever

Monday morning Jaguars news around the web as the team says bye to the playoffs after the bye.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Lose two. Win two. Lose two. Win two. Lose two.

I have already written about fan apathy so it serves no purpose to be verbose, creative, or informative in this space. Only the most optimistic fan can look at the remaining schedule and see a six game win streak.

Here are some tweets to lead you into the articles.

Enough of the sadness? Ok. You have earned something to make you feel good.

Grab your coffee, and read some links. Or a Bloody Mary. You do what you need to get bye. See what I did?

My good friend John Oehser helping with Jaguars anger management.

Bill from Jacksonville

So, is the Colts’ offensive line that good or is our defensive line that bad?? Or both???

When it comes to defending the run, both.

John Shipley looks at how a Colts player, who wasn’t supposed to be on the field, converted a 3rd and 19.

After all, it was third and 19. The Colts would have to gain almost a fifth of the length of the field to convert. It seemed like as long as Jacksonville didn’t make any harmful gaffes, the offense and Nick Foles would get them the ball back and have a chance to get the Jaguars back into the game.

The Florida-Times Union looks at what we learned from the loss. Should just say “nothing”, and move on.

Too much soft zone coverage.

Linebackers playing too far back.

Defensive linemen not filling the gaps.

Too many missed tackles.

And none of those mishaps were a first-time experience.

ESPN’s Mike DiRocco summarizes the lose.

The Jaguars just couldn’t stop Indianapolis’ ground game in a 33-13 loss at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts ran for 264 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 7.3 yards per carry. They didn’t do anything fancy, either: They lined up and manhandled the Jaguars’ defensive front.

The Indy Star gives their take on the Colts domination of the Jaguars.

The defense was dominant. The offense did just about anything in wanted. And Adam Vinatieri looked like his old self, drilling all five of his kicks in what will absolutely go down as one of his best performances of the season.

Quick thoughts from John Oehser and Brian Sexton.

Josh Allen continues to look like a superstar in the making. Who knows if this will get much play nationally? That’s because the Jaguars’ record dictates that they’ll continue to be off the national radar in the coming weeks. But it’s hard to imagine a rookie looking better than Allen has through 10 games this season.

Hays Carlyon writes about the impact of the Jaguars loss to the Colts.

“We got handled,” Marrone said.


Marrone is coaching for his job in these last six games. He probably needs four wins to have a chance of returning.

Good luck.

In the last two games, the Jaguars have been outscored by Houston and Indianapolis 59-16.

The Texans were playing in London for the first time. The Colts didn’t have the bye the Jaguars did last week.

None of it mattered.

Foles tells us not to press. Ok.

“We’re blessed to play a game. The big thing for the guys right now is go home. You have a family at home. You have a wife, go love her and go be with her. If you have kids, go be with your kids. That’s part of life,” he told his teammates. “And like I said, leadership will come from everybody because it will be looking at the film being critical of yourself (and) then going out there and improving. There will be some guys who will probably be more vocal than others. I think the big thing is we can’t press.

Let me leave you with something positive. Our Josh Allen.


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