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LAMM AT LARGE: Jags opener a tough watch

todaySeptember 13, 2021

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I turned off the TV at halftime of the Jaguars-Texans game. I couldn’t take watching such a mess any longer.

 

At least 4 holding penalties . . . another for too many men in the huddle . . . a couple of personal fouls . . . a few illegal procedures . . . at least 4 drops . . . 2 awful throws that turned into interceptions . . . Texans leading 27-7.

 

The Jaguars looked like a team that first got together a few days ago. You could argue this is a team with a new coaching staff that turned over nearly half its roster with a rookie QB. But the Texans have a new coaching staff, turned over more than half its roster and has a journeyman QB who has been a backup more than starter.

 

This was a terrible start for the Jaguars. Losing is one thing. Looking confused and lost is another.

 

It was a welcome to the NFL for Coach Urban Meyer, making pro debut on the sidelines. I guess he now knows there are no Vanderbilts or Purdues in the NFL.

 

QB Trevor Lawrence did seem to learn on the fly, playing better in the 2nd half. Jaguars fans better hope Meyer learned a few things, too.

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