It's always rough to watch the Jaguars lose, but today's loss gave me reason to hope in an otherwise unbearable season. The Jaguars played well, but they were done in by their own mistakes. Last week, the Jaguars would have beat the Raiders comfortably had Blaine Gabbert remained in the game. This week, the Jaguars may have won against a quality opponent if not for a blocked punt and a Rashad Jennings fumble. Here's a few more of my thoughts on today's game.
Blaine Gabbert has looked very sharp in the past two games. If that continues, the Jaguars can throw out the idea of picking a quarterback with what should be a very high draft pick and use it on a player to help continue building talent pool in Jacksonville.
I realize the Packers were dealing with some very detrimental offensive injuries, but I'm still impressed with the job the Jaguars did in holding them down for most of the game.
Today we saw something that many, if not most, poor teams struggle with. Resolve. The Jaguars fell down 14-3 early on, but they bounced back when it would have been very easy to give it up.
Yeah, it was rough to see the Jaguars lose another close game, but I applaud the effort.
(H/T to @CaseyAyers for the GIF)