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Postby linchao » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:59 am

The Jacksonville Jaguars battled about as hard as they could yesterday https://www.jaguarsfanstore.com/Austin-Seferian-Jenkins-Jersey , coming within literal inches of snatching victory away from the jaws of defeat. But not even a Herculean effort from their defense and a sixth round rookie quarterback playing as well as we could have hoped was enough to turn the tide.It all ended up in a 13-12 loss at the end of the day.With all that said, there were some good performances and some not so good performances on Sunday afternoon. Here’s who stood out the most:1. DJ CharkChark has the chance to do this season what only two other Jaguars players have done in the last 15 seasons — catch for more than 1,000 yards. He is a rising star on this offense and along with Chris Conley are providing the quarterback with dependable options in the passing game. They’re running great routes and catching almost 90 percent of the passes thrown their way.But it’s Chark, at just 22 years old, who is showing the higher ceiling and the greater long term value. He’s the emerging deep threat on this team and his 201 yards and two receiving touchdowns both lead the team.2. Gardner MinshewThe moment was not too big for the sixth round rookie quarterback who made his first NFL start opposite Deshaun Watson. He completed a very nice 69% of his passes and was poised on that final drive to give Jacksonville a chance. If he continues to play this way for the next two months, it’ll be awfully hard to put Nick Foles back in when you have a chance to further develop your quarterback of the future.3. Chris ConleyConley is looking more and more like a great free agent signing as the weeks go on. He’s averaging 85 yards a game (second best on the team) and he’s caught 83% of the passes thrown his way. He was a safety valve for Minshew, especially on that final drive, and I suspect he could get to 1,000 yards alongside Chark if Minshew keeps growing.4. Jalen RamseyDeAndre Hopkins caught just four of seven passes thrown his way for 27 yards when Ramsey was covering him. King.5. Taven BryanCredit where credit is due. Bryan finally played up to his draft position with two quarterback pressures — both on third down and one nearly leading to a pick-six interception. He probably had the best game of any Jaguars defensive lineman.6. Logan CookeIt’s never a good sign when your punter is on one of these lists. Either your offense sucked or your punter blew it. But Cooke helped the defense out a lot yesterday with several punts pinned inside the 10 yard line and one downed just inches from the goal line. He netted a 48.0 yard average, downed four inside the 20, and combined with the coverage team allowed only one return for five yards on six punts. Weapon.7. Leonard FournetteHe was in on 65 of the offense’s 67 snaps but even his highlights looked disappointing. Here he is getting a much needed yard on fourth down Niles Paul Color Rush Jersey , but look at the stutter step. He should be north-south running, not trying to juke someone at the line of scrimmage when 21 other guys are within five yards of him.87 total yards is not good enough for a bell cow back getting 65 snaps. The argument that a better offensive line would make him better is not a good one. There are plenty of other running backs with worse offensive lines producing more for their team.8. The entire offensive lineThis unit should be playing out of its mind. From left to right it’s a third round pick, the highest paid guard in the game, the highest paid center in the game, a third round pick, and a second round pick. And yet they allowed four sacks (some of which were on Minshew) and seven hits on the quarterback. Not to mention countless holding penalties that negated some real flashes by the offense. Not a good outing by them at all.Who stood out to you the most from our Week 2 loss to the Texans? Let us know in the comments below! JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin gushed about Nick Foles for several minutes and then had one request for his new Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback.“I hope every game in 2019 is like the Oakland game of 2013,” said Coughlin, the franchise’s top executive.That’s the game in which Foles threw for 406 yards, with seven touchdown passes, no interceptions and a perfect (158.3) quarterback rating.Foles nodded his head D.J. Hayden Jersey , smiled and turned to look at coach Doug Marrone.No pressure, Nick.The Jaguars formally introduced Foles on Thursday, hours after he signed a four-year, $88 million contract that includes $50.125 million guaranteed.Foles welcomed being a starter again, embraced his new home, and gave Jacksonville the belief it has a franchise quarterback for the first time since Mark Brunell led the team to two AFC championship games (1997, 2000).“This is a real good day,” Coughlin said. “This signing signals change and a new start for the Jacksonville Jaguars.”It also signals the end of the Blake Bortles era.Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell both said they have no regrets about giving Bortles a three-year, $58 million contract just 13 months ago. The deal included $26.5 million guaranteed and will cost the Jags $16.5 million in dead money in 2019. Jacksonville released Bortles on Wednesday, parting with him after five up-and-down seasons.“It was the right thing to do,” Coughlin said. “The guy took us to the AFC championship game (in 2018). There wouldn’t have been anybody that would have disputed the fact that he deserved the opportunity. … So what we did at that point in time is try to fortify our team around him. Obviously https://www.jaguarsfanstore.com/Cody-Kessler-Jersey , we wish it was better, but I have no regrets about that.”Because of the financial commitment to Bortles, the Jags had to cut five veterans — including former Pro Bowl defenders Tashaun Gipson and Malik Jackson — to create enough salary cap space to sign Foles.Foles will count roughly $12 million against the cap in 2019, leaving Jacksonville about $12 million to spend frugally on a remaining free agent or two.“We have limited funds, so we’re obviously studying everything,” Coughlin said. “We’d like to think there’s a bargain or two out there that we can advantage of. That’s basically where we are.”The Jaguars need a right tackle and at least two tight ends to help Foles.Coughlin also made it clear the team has no plans to deviate from its run-first approach.“I think that Nick won’t have any trouble handing the ball off,” Coughlin said. “We believe in balance. I think it’s the factor which allows and helps the quarterback — to be able to run the ball, to be able to keep defenses off-balance, to not know whether you’re going to run or throw. … But what we truly believe is this quarterback, this young man, gives us the best chance to win.”Foles led the Eagles to four playoff victories over the last two seasons https://www.jaguarsfanstore.com , including the franchise’s first NFL title since 1960. He earned 2018 Super Bowl MVP honors and made himself the league’s premier quarterback commodity.Foles will reunite with former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who was hired in January to be Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator.“Coach DeFilippo over here is someone that I’ve been on the biggest stage with,” Foles said. “We have gone through so much together. We know each other’s personalities. He knows how I like to play the game, what my tendencies are. We know how to work together, so that is something that is great.”Foles also will wear No. 7 for the first time since high school.He wanted it in college at Michigan State, but Brian Hoyer had it. He transferred to Arizona, where Willie Tuitama had it. Philadelphia drafted him in 2012, but Mike Vick had it. Foles signed with the St. Louis Rams, who retired it in honor of Bob Waterfield. He signed with Kansas City, but Aaron Murray had it. He could have donned No. 7 during his return to the Eagles, but opted to stick with No. 9.“This was the first opportunity where I could go back to my roots: my high school and my childhood and I was just playing free like that and wear my No. 7 Jacksonville Jaguars Customized Jerseys ,” he said.Now, he just has to perform like he did against the Raiders in 2013.“This is where I want to finish my career and this is ultimately where we are going to put down roots,” Foles said. “I don’t know if it is ever something I’m going to be able to sit back and realize, ‘Wow, that really happened.’ It’s been a wild ride, but we are so grateful for everything that happened, and we are looking forward to it continuing on.”
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