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LAMM AT LARGE: Jags finale left me wanting

todayJanuary 11, 2022


You know how the Jaguars were able to pull such a stunning upset of the Colts in the season finale — whether or not you realize it.

Ready for it? In the NFL on any given Sunday . . .

I know, I know, hearing that cliche makes me cringe, too. But it’s so damn true. Such upsets happen one, two, maybe three times every season. In college football, it happens once every four-five years. I don’t know why it doesn’t happened more often in the NFL where the gap in player talent is much smaller.

As I watched the Jaguars put a ribbon on such a miserable season I found myself getting more and more irritated. Where has this defense being hiding? Flying to the ball with passion . . . six sacks . . . six passes defended . . . creating two turnovers . . . playing with poise. That’s a month’s worth of what we saw earlier. Is that how some NFL players perform when auditioning for jobs next season?

The performance has to give the new coach a little hope. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence had his best game, but — PLEASE — get him some receiver help.

So, as the off-season begins with a search for a new coach and deciding what to do with the No. 1 draft pick, be encouraged but be careful not to drink too much magic juice. There aren’t enough “any given Sundays” for that.

Written by: Steve Bute

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