The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their winless streak in Missouri against the St. Louis Rams. Things look to be getting worse and worse for the Jaguars as injuries and losses keep mounting on. While they lost the game, the Jaguars had their best offensive performance of this season. Here are my takeaways from the game.
1. Justin Blackmon. He is a baller. Blackmon, playing in his first game after serving a four-game suspension, looked to be in mid-season form. He caught five passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. I’d say that Blackmon is the best player on this team. Hopefully he is able to get his off-the-field issues in order and play well for this team for a very long time.
2. Blaine Gabbert. In his return to his home state, Gabbert did not show enough to the few fans who still believe that he is to be the starter of this team. At this point, it is becoming evidently clear that Gabbert simply is not the long term answer at quarterback. While head coach Gus Bradley will play him next week if he is healthy enough, Gabbert has not silenced his critics and holds a 5-22 record as this team’s starter. He is not to blame in whole for this record, but one can’t help but think that his mistakes along the way has cost this team a few wins.
3. The defense. For all of our struggles, the defense has not been as bad as one would think. They have not made the stops necessary to keep scores close, but there is hope back there. The secondary has some good players that will only get better with time. They surely will be tested when they face the Denver Broncos this coming Sunday.