The only thing I can say about this game is that the Jacksonville Jaguars came into the Oakland Raiders’ house, in their last home game in Oakland ever, and let a sixth-round rookie quarterback engineer a game-winning drive. I know that doesn’t have anything to do with the sacks or protections or whatever... but it’s still hilarious.
Who was responsible for the two sacks the Raiders managed to finish with? Let’s take a look.
Sack #1: 3rd & 11 at JAX 15, 12:45 in 2Q
(Shotgun) G. Minshew II sacked at JAX 11 for -4 yards (M. Crosby).
This is very clearly a one-on-one opportunity that Maxx Crosby wins that Cam Robinson should have been able to stop. Heck, I would have taken keeping the pass rusher to the outside. Instead, the second-year left tackle is beaten inside and Gardner Minshew didn’t even have a chance.
Fault: Cam Robinson
Sack #2: 3rd & 9 at OAK 13, 1:02 in 3Q
(Shotgun) G. Minshew II sacked at OAK 25 for -12 yards (D. Jordan).
When you’ve got seven defenders rushing and only six blockers (of which one is Leonard Fournette) you’re going to have some pressure. Gardner Minshew needs to either check out of this play, or the offensive line needs to change protection, or you need to call a timeout... something. You’re in the red zone and you need all the points you can get and luckily Josh Lambo is still able to get the field goal but this could have been disastrous.
Like I said, two sacks (only one of which was on the offensive line) and five quarterback hits isn’t bad for 29 pass attempts and five additional drop backs isn’t bad! But there are still small things to improve upon for sure.
2020 sack totals
Up next: The Atlanta Falcons!