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Post game thoughts on Cecil Shorts III, Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jaguars’ defense

Considering that Cecil Shorts III was virtually invisible in 2011, it’s shocking to see him making big plays such as today’s 80 yard touchdown reception. Frankly, I like what I see.

Two weeks ago, the Shorts caught what should have been the game winner against the Vikings. Today, he made a fingertip catch that proved to be the killing blow. He has great speed, and he’s blooming into a respectable receiver.

Blaine Gabbert wasn’t great today, but he didn’t throw the game away either. There’s something to be said about a guy that doesn’t eliminate his own team from contention, and Gabbert kept the Jaguars close.

Ultimately, Maurice Jones-Drew gets the game ball. He continually punished the Colts’ defense, and it seemed to show in the second half.

An honorable mention for a game ball should go to Mel Tucker. Whatever adjustments he made at halftime worked, and the Jaguars held the Colts to just 3 second half points (albeit the Colts missed a chip-shot field goal too).

At the end of the day, the Jaguars got it done, and a mark in the win column is a big deal.

Shane Clemons

About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.

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