1. Blake Bortles is still Blake Bortles
The Jaguars need to replace Blake Bortles. It's officially official. Bortles had a terrible game, a game that showed all the negative aspects of his game. He routinely threw inaccurate, wobbly balls, that were incredibly difficult for receivers to haul in. He threw two interceptions on the day, one of which can be blamed on Allen Robinson. The other was a terrible read and a terrible throw that was returned for a touchdown. That was the 11th pick six that the Jaguars young signal caller has thrown in his three year career. The Jaguars are in big trouble on the offensive side of the ball, and most of the blame should fall on the shoulders of Blake Bortles. He now leads the league in interceptions. The Jaguars need to start putting a plan in place to replace Blake Bortles or at the very least bring in some legitimate competition for the starting quarterback position in 2017.
2. This defense deserves a competent offense
The Jaguars defense is playing some of the best football in the NFL right now, but they are regularly overshadowed by one of the worst offenses ever to trot on the field for the Jaguars. The Jags defense held the Broncos to only one third down conversion on the day. ONLY ONE. The Broncos were 1 of 13 on third down. The Jaguars defense also held the Broncos to only 206 total yards and allowed only 10 points. The Jaguars got to Paxton Lynch twice on the day and made it difficult for the rookie to get any sort of rythm goin in this one. For the Jaguars defense that is playing stellar football, it's got to be incredibly frustrating to see an offense that simply doesn't know how to put points on the board or maintain drives.
3. Bye Bye Gus Bradley
We don't need to talk much about this. Bradley has now lost 46 games in four years! During that same span he has won only 14 games. Nothing else matters. The NFL is a results oriented business and the results aren't there. So, Bye Bye Gus Bradley.
4. The Jaguars may have their two tight ends of the future
Over the last several weeks Ben Koyack has shown his versatility in a big way. He is a more than competent receiver and blocker and could be a mainstay in the Jaguars offense for years to come. More surprsing than the emergence of Ben Koyack is the impressive play of Neal Sterling - the former wide receiver turned tight end. Sterling has speed, size, and hands. He had his best day as a pro on Sunday against the best pass defense in the NFL. On just six targets Sterling hauled in five catches for 43 yards. This pair of young tight ends could be a nice, and unexpected fixture for the Jaguars moving forward. The Jaguars top two tight ends, Marcedes Lewis and Julius Thomas, could be both on their way out. Lewis is aging player that doesn't provide to much beyong his blocking expertise, while Julius Thomas seems like a guy who doesn't belong here, with his big injury problem and incosistent play. The Jags may however be stuck with Thomas because of the monster deal they signed him to prior to the 2015 season.
5. Stories are swirling about Tom Coughlin returning to Jax
Sure, this doesn't have anything to do with the Jaguars embarrasing loss to the Broncos on Sunday, but it has everything to do with the furture of this franchise. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports the Jaguars and Tom Coughlin have mutual interest in a reunion. Many believe Coughlin could be the coach of the Jaguars in 2017, but perhaps more likely is the idea of him being the head of football operations. Coughlin has expressed interest in running a team, and could be a nice fit in Jacksonville where there is already a fair amount of young, ascending talent, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Is it time to go back to the future in Jacksonville?
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