Simmer down everyone. This isn’t the time to run to the hills, crying about the officiating, play at quarterback, or the coaching. This is a time to realize that the Jaguars aren’t perfect, and there’s a lot of work to do. Regardless of how the coaches are handling the loss, I would just like to ask them to NOT TOUCH THE PANIC BUTTON!
The Jaguars were bad. There’s no doubt about it. That’s why I’m not going to bother with talking about stats. It was ugly. Thank goodness Josh Scobee was there to get the Jaguars on the board.
I’m here to be the voice of reason. I hope that everyone won’t take this as a sign that the Jaguars are as bad as everyone’s been telling us. I simply refuse to believe that.
The Steelers bounced back very nicely against the Seahawks, and I see no reason that the Jaguars shouldn’t do the same against the Panthers.
Now, let’s tackle the next piece of business. Luke McCown is, and should be, the starting quarterback going forward. Sure, if this level of play persists for a couple of weeks, you have to pull the plug. The simple fact of the matter is that the Jets are one of the best defenses in the NFL. If the Panthers defense causes 4 interceptions, then we should worry, and I’ll lead the ‘let’s worry’ charge. Until then, stay rational.
The Jaguars played relatively well on defense. They allowed a couple of long drives, but many of the points they gave up were due to being put in awful situations. Again, let’s postpone judgement on that unit until next week.
There’s no doubt that the Jaguars weren’t prepared for the Jets, and that’s everyone’s fault. Luke McCown was victimized heavily, but it’s not all on his shoulders.
Let’s all take a deep, deep breath. The Jaguars are 1-1, and they’re probably going to wake up tomorrow tied for second in the division. They’re also tied with the Steelers and the Ravens. 1-1 isn’t the end of the world. If you’re still depressed, read all about the Colts tomorrow. That’s sure to make you happy.