Jaguars’ Quarterback David Garrard put up great numbers last night during the Jags win agains the Buccaneers….wait for it… B U T, his performance in the red zone was lackluster at best. Garrard was 24 of 30 for 211 yards, which on paper looks great, but he threw a crucial interception in the red zone and threw a few other “questionable” balls. On the other hand back up QB Luke McCown threaded the needle in a beautiful throw to WR John Matthews for a touchdown. After watching that play, I would be lying if I didn’t admit to thinking “maybe McCown should be given the chance to lead this team”.
The experts and talking heads will say “you can’t compare Garrard and McCown- it’s apples to oranges”. Garrard plays again first team defenses and McCown has not. I am not an expert – but I am a fan & I do believe in “Fan’s Intuition” (it’s similar to a mother’s intuition). I can compare their styles and their decision making. It’s early, I know, so I won’t make a legnthy compelling case that McCown should be the guy, but if you fast forward 6 weeks and we are reading about a QB contro in Jax, don’t be shocked.
Garrard needs to make better decisions in the red zone-obviously. But he also needs to find the David Garrard of 2007! THAT Garrard looked very similar to the Luke McCown of 2010….fearless, excited, and aggressive. Jags fans want THAT kind of QB-they couldn’t care less about whose name appears on the back of the jersey.