Originally Posted by JaxRed
So.. let's talk about what went right. The most critical component for the Jags has to be the play of Blaine Gabbert who was the worst QB in the league in his rookie season. He continues to show improvement over last year (as he did in preseason) and had best best game ever according to the stats with a 96.0 rating and career best 260 yards passing. He has not thrown a pick yet in 2012.
I agree and with that in mind the Jaguars are in big trouble. Gabbert couldn't have had a worse day yesterday:
The Jaguars ran just 38 plays, managed 52 yards passing and finished 0 for 9 on third down. It was worse than anything they did last season as the NFL's least productive offense.
"I'm not going to sit here and say I've got the answers for what went wrong today," Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri said. "But clearly we weren't firing on all cylinders."
Blaine Gabbert looked like a rookie, hurrying throws, missing open receivers and showing little pocket presence. Gabbert completed 7 of 19 passes for 53 yards - his fewest yards in 16 games as a starter - and ended the day standing on the sideline with an ice pack on his left leg. He played one series in the fourth quarter before giving way to backup Chad Henne.
Coach Mike Mularkey said Gabbert "has a strain in the back of his leg" and was unsure if Gabbert will be able to play next week at Indianapolis.
Even before Gabbert's injury, Jacksonville totaled just 43 yards in the first half.
That's about as ugly as it gets. Granted Houston does look like a Super Bowl team at this point