Jags losing their swag and confidence
Jacksonville- The Jaguars are on a five game losing streak and frustrations are boiling over in the first half of the season.
After their home opening win against the Colts, the Jaguars have lost their speed and confidence in the last five game. Gardner Minshew has had a pretty good start to the season. He has thrown 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, so far. Despite the good stats, Minshew may find himself on the "Hot" seat if he can not put together any victories in the win column.
The Jaguars can not string together any type of wins and Minshew's offense line is not helping his case. Jacksonville has struggled to protect their quarterback and opposing teams have punished Minshew. Outside of their offensive line struggles, the Jaguars wide receivers have struggled to get wide open and be on the same page as Minshew. Jacksonville knows that something has to improve in order for them to go to that next stage. Jaguars' head coach had this to say about the team's confidence.
"I just look at it as it’s an emotion that you have to show I guess at times for people to vindicate that you haven’t been winning and you’re not playing well as a team. I think those things come up but I think they’re moments of emotion and you can’t have that be inside you the whole time because if you do that, it’s going to cause problems, it’s going to spread, in other words, that frustration. So, if we can just get everyone together collectively and be able to pull in the same direction and be able to make these plays at these times where we need to and then I think that emotion kind of bleeds out, it’s not there anymore."
"I think that’s normal. I think when you have [a guy say] ‘I did my job this time’ and then you could have ten guys do their job and one guy not be able to make a play and not be able to get off the field or stay on the field and there’s a level of ‘ugh’. I think that’s the thing you have to guard against, that you have to keep everyone going where if you put so much pressure on every single play and all of a sudden it’s not working, then you lose them for the next series or multiple series after that. These are the things that go on in the game of football that it’s my responsibility to keep them going in the right direction and that’s what I’m striving to do.”
The Jags will face the Los Angeles Chargers this week. This game could either make or break the Jaguars season. It will be interesting to see how the Jags will come out and play against a high power offense.