This team just consistently finds ways to lose. The expectations for this team were to win the division and potentially make a run in the playoffs. At 0-3, they have dug a hole for themselves that will be extremely hard to climb out of and although it can fall on many of the players, their latest loss falls straight on the coach.
Up by 1 in the 4th quarter, they had two drives that began in Ravens territory, and came up with 0 points. The first drive resulted in a Bortles interception (something that has happened way too often) and the second resulted in a three-and-out which led to a blocked field goal giving Ravens great field position for Justin Tucker to kick the game winning field goal.
Defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks didn’t mince words when it came to the state of the team.
“I felt like we got conservative with six minutes left in the game. “You can’t do that. If it comes down to it and it bites you in the butt like it did [Sunday], then it’s basically that’s why you’re the f—— Jaguars. You can’t do that,” said Marks.
With the Jaguars now sitting in the basement in the AFC South, they head on the long flight to London to take on the Colts at Wembley Stadium. To many, this is a huge game for the AFC South and if the Jaguars go onto lose it, they will be, at best, two games back and have three teams to pass to accomplish what looked like a reasonable goal back in training camp.
Gus Bradley is now an atrocious 12-39 through 51 games in the NFL. To put it in perspective, Eagles coach Doug Pederson has more double digit wins in the NFL (3 in 3 games) than Gus Bradley (2 in 51 games).
There are often unnecessary firings of people pulling the trigger rather quickly (looking at you Rex Ryan), but if the Jaguars decided to fire Bradley, the majority of fans would understand it. Blake Bortles, TJ Yeldon, Julius Thomas, Allen Robinson, Luke Joeckel are all great offensive pieces and the fact that Bradley hasn’t seemed to have them in sync blows the mind of many fans. On top of that, it’s not that their defense is horrible either, but they have struggled mightily this season particularly.
If the start heads to 0-4, it’s very possible that the Jaguars team plane won’t include Gus Bradley on it. Is it getting hot in here?