1) The Jaguars aren’t invincible. Well, we knew that already, and that’s what you must remember about this game more than anything else. This isn’t a finished product. It’s a work in progress. When you’re a work in progress, you have hiccups. This was a big one.
3) This wasn’t about leverage. Maybe we didn’t learn this, exactly, but it’s important to remember. The loss to the Ravens doesn’t change the
4) Gabbert has improved. A year ago when things went bad offensively, they often went really bad for
5) Rest matters. Credit the Jaguars for not using this as an excuse, but there were reasons for a sluggish performance. They were playing for a second time in six days. Both of those games were on the road. Camp has been very physical. Linebacker
6) Camp has taken a toll. OK, so this is an extension of No. 5, but it needs to be emphasized to keep the loss in perspective. Training camp was very physical, and Mike Mularkey didn’t let up much this week. The Jaguars’ defense typically is very fast to the ball. It wasn’t Thursday, and it makes sense that fatigue would be at least part of the reason.
9) The pass rush must improve. The Jaguars didn’t blitz much, if at all. That’s understandable because you don’t want to show blitzes in the preseason. Still, Joe Flacco had far too much time on far too many plays.
10) The Jaguars need
12) There is work to be done. Mularkey couldn’t say it enough Thursday night. What matter is how the Jaguars respond to the loss. No team is without flaws. Thursday’s showed some of the Jaguars’. Nothing that happened wasn’t fixable. Now, it’s fix-it time.