Since we didn’t have a game this past week, there’s nothing to review! Let’s get down to some team news and see how the Jaguars are preparing for the rest of the season.
We may not be talking about the playoffs yet, but we do need to address the fact that the team record needs to turn around and it needs to turn around now. It’s important to keep focused on the Jaguars being 3 and a half games behind Houston in the division. This is a goal that is attainable. The Jaguars learned about themselves as a football team in the sense they are not going to give up. Despite the troubles on offense and the hot and cold defense, this is a team that keeps trying. As fans, we owe it to them to keep cheering. The injury report reads as: Brock Bolen out with a calf injury, Eben Britton still out with a back injury, John Chick was limited but expect to see him on the field, Aaaron Kampman still out with a hamstring injury, Terrance Knighton is limited but I’d expect to see him in the game too.
Week 10 Matchup: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts
I’m not going to harp on the fact the Colts are winless. I won’t even belabor Peyton Manning seemingly having been the majority of the talent on the team. The facts are the Colts can’t even seem to get their running game together with Joseph Addai who was slotted to have a break out season. This game will give the Jaguars the opportunity to vigorously execute the offensive and special team bye week focuses. Beating the Colts will take continuing to make Curtis Painter uncomfortable. Forcing Painter to have to throw into zone coverage will further exploit his tendency to either completely overthrow or drastically underthrow the ball. A Jaguars defensive touchdown will keep the blood moving in the continually improving secondary lines. Make no mistake the Colts defense will be looking to make QB Blaine Gabbert uncomfortable as well. Despite his yardage statistics, Gabbert has looked more comfortable in the pocket with every game. Hopefully bye week afforded him some more “don’t panic, just follow through” drills and advice. I truly believe once Gabbert manages to get his feet set more often than scrambling, his numbers and our scores will improve. Of course, we can’t forget about RB Maurice Jones-Drew. High scores in Colt losses such as the 31-7 loss against the Ravens in week 9 shows the Colts giving up points by the air and land. MJD will be explosive against this crumbling Colt defensive line. Expect a career or near career game from him. This win will be the shot of adrenaline the Jags need to turn this ship around.
What to watch for this week is simple:
- Progress on all sides
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