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The Morning After: Jacksonville Jaguars news and coffee - Déjà vu

Monday morning Jaguars news around the web after the Titans once again embarrass the Jaguars.

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I would like to thank the writers doing the heavy lifting on this site for giving us these gems. Required reading.

Everything Sucks

Nightmarish Season Continues

Yannick makes another big play

What more needs to be said.

The Jacksonville Jaguars went into halftime down 7-3, and once again their halftime adjustments led to a second half blowout.

It got so bad in my house that during the “5 Minutes of Misery” in the 3rd quarter we stopped watching the game, opting for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

We rejoined the the regularly scheduled program, already in progress.

Because it is hard to turn away from a wreck.

All I have are questions.

  • How does Nick Foles give us the best chance to win?
  • Why does he check down so much?
  • How can this defense be so bad as to give up 33, 36, and 42 points in successive weeks?
  • How bad is it that Calais Campbell is taking personal foul penalties? Though in fairness, it was Taylor Lewan, wasn’t that bad, and he probably deserved it.
  • How do you let Ryan Tannehill beat you with his legs?
  • How does this team manage to get almost as many penalty yards as rushing yards?
  • What does Doug Marrone think he can fix?
  • Why would anyone renew their season tickets?
  • How much more will the now have to pay Yannick Ngakoue, and will the fans revolt if they do not resign him?
  • How was that a hold on Brandon Linder?

Into the void we go.

A feel-good tweet is required for the rest of our lives.

Grab your coffee, and read some links. WARNING: PTSD is possible.

Post Titan Stress Disorder.

No words. Oehser has been silenced.

CT from Section 213: If Head Coach Doug Marrone sends quarterback Nick Foles out there next week, things are going to get very uncomfortable.

I expect Foles to start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at TIAA Bank Field, and I expect there to be boos when he is announced. Fans are frustrated with the team’s performance the last two weeks – and there are fans who want to see Gardner Minshew II at quarterback. So, yes … there will be boos. I expect those boos to be worse if things don’t go well. Things are bad. When things are bad fans boo. As well they should.

Nick Foles is still not a solution.

For context, Gardner Minshew II threw for 374 yards the lone time he attempted 40+ passes this season (Week 5 vs. the Panthers). The only time Minshew had a game with yards per attempt as low as either of Foles’ last two starts was in Week 6 against the New Orleans Saints (5.62 yards per attempt).

The good things Titans fans learned.

It was the second time this season that the Titans completed a touchdown pass to an offensive lineman. In Week 2 against the Colts, David Quessenberry caught a touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota.

Tennessee finished 3-of-4 in the red zone Sunday.

This defeat means changes coming.

I hate to say it with five regular season games still to be played, but that’s a wrap for this football team in 2019. The only possibility of feeling good about this year would be running the table and getting a winning record at 9-7.

Embarrassing loss means no one is safe.

Owner Shad Khan said after last season that there were too many long Sundays and he expected that to change this season. It clearly hasn’t, and the Jaguars’ sixth-consecutive road loss to the Titans might force his hand as early as Monday.

What you need to know about the Jaguars loss. Or not.

Fumble a kickoff and allow a long return on another special teams play, and the day is trending negative.

Fail to find the end zone in the first half, and you’re heading toward trouble.

Grading the Jaguars.

The Jaguars tried to make it up to RB Leonard Fournette by feeding him 12 carries in the first half, but it did nothing to spark a listless offense. Two promising first-half drives were sabotaged by holding penalties on center Brandon Linder. The first one killed a second-and-5 at the Tennessee 23, followed by a sack that took the Jaguars out of field goal range. The second hold nullified a 34-yard Fournette run into Titans territory.

The Marrone era must end.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone and his staff are clearly out of answers. No one questions their work ethic or desire to win, but it’s obvious they can’t fix this. The Jaguars (4-7) have too much talent to be this hideous.

“Am I pissed? Yes,” Marrone said. “Am I embarrassed? Yes.”

So is every Jaguars fan.


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