In fact the Jaguars offense produced an absolute goose egg in terms of putting points on the board, and left a lot to be desired in terms of overall production. Now, the Jaguars face the possibility of another long season in which the offense will produce far too many questions and not nearly enough answers.
Perhaps the biggest concern for the Jaguars offense moving forward was the fact that seemingly neglected the ground game early on in favor of putting the ball in quarterback Blaine Gabbert’s hands. After Sunday it is clear that if the Jaguars offense is going to have a chance to get on tract in 2013, star running back Maurice Jones-Drew will have to become a focal point of the offense moving forward.
Another area of concern for the Jaguars offense was the absolutely abysmal play along the interior of the offensive line. The Jaguars surrendered six total sacks on Sunday, but many of Gabbert’s throws were rushed due to quick pressure coming from the interior of the Chiefs defensive line. The interior of the offensive line also did a poor job in run blocking the few times the Jaguars did decide to actually run the ball.
It is now abundantly clear, if was not already, that Gabbert is not going to be the Jaguars quarterback of the future. It is also extremely clear just how bad of a roster new general manager David Caldwell actually inherited from Gene Smith. The Jaguars are just starting a total rebuild from the ground up and Sunday was the first in what is likely to be a long series of growing pains for a young team.
At this point the only positive thing Jaguars fans can take away from Sunday, it is that the offense cannot get any worse.
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