Jacksonville Jaguars Bench Eben Britton For Poor Performance
Sunday was a bad day all around for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but perhaps nobody had a worse day than starting left guard Eben Britton.
Britton, who had missed the Jaguars last two games with an ankle injury, was benched at halftime in favor of undrafted rookie free agent Mike Brewster after he played perhaps the worst half of football in Jaguars history.
When Britton was on the field on Sunday, the Jaguars passed the ball 22 times. Of those 22 times Britton was in pass protection, he surrendered eight quarterback pressures to the Cincinnati Bengals defensive line. Two of those pressures were sacks.
Britton was not much better in run blocking either as he allowed a tackle for loss and whiffed on a block while pulling that only allowed for a very minimal gain.
Britton, who is in his fourth season with the Jaguars, was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft to play right tackle. Unfortunately, Britton had injuries end his last two seasons early.
This year, Britton was expected to be healthy and start at right tackle for the Jaguars until he was beat out in training camp by second-year undrafted rookie Cameron Bradfield. Now it appears that Britton’s job at left guard is also in jeopardy of being taken by another undrafted rookie.
Brewster did not come in and play outstanding in Britton’s relief, but he did not surrender close to the amount of pressure that Britton did.
If Britton slides down the depth chart again at another offensive line position, it might be time for the Jaguars front office to admit failure and cut ties with the struggling lineman.
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