Re: The 2011 Jags
It is. McCown's 4 INT's in Game 2 this year was even worse then Garrard's 4 INT game in Game 2 of 2010.
That's the one thing about the current setup of the Jags. When they get behind it can snowball on them. They lost 8 games last year and 4 of those losses were by 25 points or more.
They are a running team. When they get behind by more than a few points and they HAVE to throw it can get ugly. And the Jets game was the perfect storm. Far and away the Jags best pass receiver is their Pro Bowl Tight End Marcedes Lewis. And their only deep threat is Jason Hill. All the rest are possession guys.
So Jags go into the game without either Lewis or Hill, and they try to throw on some of the best pass defenses in the NFL. On obvious passing situations. It wasn't pretty.
So on to next week against the Panthers who are pretty impressive for an 0-2 team.
The Jags made the move that was waiting in the wings ever since they took Gabbert with the #10 overall pick and have made him the starter. CBS Sportswriter Pete Prisco lives in Jacksonville, and has a lot of contacts, and he thinks if this had been a regular off-season with the OTA's etc, Gabbert would have started the season. That the Jags wanted him to replace Garrard immediately but he wasn't quite ready.
So they go into Sundays game where most people expected 1-1. The city is enthused over starting the Gabbert era. Hopefully the coaches don't limit him too much. The defense is looking good and ranked #5. Jags are getting healthier, Lewis did full practice for first time today. Eben Britton looks to be back to almost full speed now.
A win in Carolina, and a decent performance by Gabbert would have folks around here pretty happy.