A look at the 2019: Jacksonville Jaguars
At the end of the season, we offer a review of the season 2019 of the thirty-two teams in the NFL. Today is the turn of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
From 2010 to today, only in a season, the Jaguars have won more than six games. In 2017, reaching the playoffs and, after a ride of amazing, and the drive is winning by getting to the Super Bowl. The discomfort of the next regular season, closed with the misery of five wins in all, it has returned us to Jacksonville in the abyss which seemed to be able to get out. In order to understand definitively what was the reality of the facts, however, needed a third season to make from the watershed. The last, that of the truth.
The confirmation has arrived, but in the most negative meaning possible for the Jaguars. After the trauma of the injury to Nick Foles, the free agent of luxury which was to turn the fate to the command posts of the attack, as Jacksonville was able to support herself on a record acceptable thanks to the explosion of the rookie Gardner Minshew and to their own defense. After the 4-4 reached on the 27th of October, however, came five consecutive defeats to bend the legs to the team of Doug Brown. Wins against the Raiders and Colts serve only for the glory momentary, because the seed is delivered to yet another season largely negative (6-10) in the recent past of a franchise in serious financial difficulty.
The explosion of Minshew, choice number 178 in the sixth round of the last Draft, it was completely unexpected and, in part, he saved the season with the Jaguars from the terrible disappointment with Foles. The quarterback has passed all of the league for yards per game (233.6) and surrendered only to Kyler Murray for passing yards in total (readers 3,271) and Daniel Jones in terms of touchdown passes (21), stopping, however, to just 6 interceptions, and printing the best rating (91.2). The few victories they did move quietly to the best of the three seasons in the NFL, Leonard Fournette in terms of rushing yards (1.152), with only three rushing touchdowns collected throughout the regular season by the team, the lowest number for posting in the Alloy. The absence of star wide receiver has allowed us to see the work of various young talents, and, in particular, to admire the explosion of DJ Chark, who closed the season with 1.008 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 17 played at least 20 yards.
The defense has done all that is possible to try to raise the fortunes for the season and the positive signs are not missed. In the first place from the rookie Josh Allen, who has racked up 10.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss, helping, and not just a line in the usually devastating with Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue drive it, the authors of 14.5 sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss in coupled. Without forgetting the extraordinary Josh Lambo, the best kicker of the regular season with 33 field goal, scored on 34 attempts (97%), of which 21/21 within 40 yards, and 19 extra point scored on 20 attempts in total (95%).
The list is more long among the negative aspects of the season to Jacksonville. The $ 88 million for four seasons, of which 45 secured, for Foles were on the verge of evaporate after only 8 launches of the first game against the Chiefs. To return in November, then, the bad feelings are gone and the quarterback he finished the season with 736 passing yards, 3 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions. So bad that today, Foles was shipped to the Bears in a trade that has high Minshew to the starter for the upcoming season. A problem resounding in the season, Jacksonville have been just 27 touchdowns the products from the attack and, above all, that no one in addition to Fournette managed to celebrate on the race. The runningback with the most rushing yards behind her, Ryquell Armstead, stopped for another with the misery of 108 in all.
The package of the receivers has tried to make a spectacle, but the absence of a reliable reference point for the two-quarterback has weighed in the long run in the season. Receipts Chark, Chris Conley (775 yards and 5 touchdowns) and Dede Westbook (660 yards and 3 TD), associated with a graft of quality, even among the tight-end and possibly, could lead to the leap of quality is decisive. Also because i just 18.8 points scored per game may not be enough, if the Jaguars want to go back to dreaming about the playoffs. Any hint of a crisis, finally, also came in defence. The many goodbyes in the summer, followed by the one of Jalen Ramsey this season and A. J. Bouye at the start of this offseason, have made a catastrophic situation in the secondary. And, in a team that in the season immediately 375.4 yards per game from the opponents attacks, it may be a detail, definitely not indifferent.
The free agency here has led to a couple more farewells excellent, in particular that of Calais Campbell, flew to the Ravens, who dismantle a defense, amazing as that seen in the recent past in Jacksonville. The talent department, however, is not lacking and the addition of items such as Joe Schobert and Darqueze Dennard up at least a little, and boom. Said farewell to Foles, direct to Chicago, we lack the necessary additions in the attack. The last season has brought the Team into an abyss which they had hoped to have been abandoned. The next will be even decisive not to do the subscription to the defeats.