The argument can be made that no team has been a bigger disappointment so far this season than the Jacksonville Jaguars–who fell to 1-8 on the season after a 27-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football in Week 10. Expectations weren’t super high for the Jaguars entering the 2012 season considering how young the team was, but nobody could have expected things to be this bad–especially on offense.
Through their first five games at home, Jacksonville has managed to score just 44 points this season–which is absolutely embarrassing for any team in the NFL. Playing at home is supposed to give teams an advantage against their opponents, but for some reason–the Jaguars just can’t seem to get anything going this year as their only came back in Week 3 in Indianapolis.
Sure, not having Maurice Jones-Drew in the lineup over the last couple of weeks has made things difficult–but there’s still enough players on offense for the Jaguars to find the end zone a few more times each game. There was a reason why Jacksonville was willing to invest a first-round pick on Blaine Gabbert last season and with wide receivers like Cecil Shorts, Laurent Robinson, and Justin Blackmon–the Jaguars should be finding the end zone more than they have been when playing at home.
At this point, it’s almost time for Jacksonville to consider throwing in the towel on what has already been a disappointing 2012 season and look forward to next April’s draft–where they may be in position to make a move on one of the top offensive players from this year’s class.
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