After Further Review: Jaguars Offense

Following two exciting, victorious preseason games the Jaguars laid a major egg in their third exhibition as they were pounded by the Baltimore Ravens, 48-17. JagNation takes a look at the film and breaks down the good and bad play from the offense.

Blaine Gabbert- The Jaguars quarterback led the team to just three points, but he played a little better than his 11 for 21, 117 yard statline would indicate. Gabbert was careful with the football as he didn't throw into coverage and stepped up in the face of a heavy rush for much of the game. Blaine's numbers would have been improved if not for a few Laurent Robinson drops......What must change is Gabbert's tendency for "Blackmon-vision." Justin Blackmon has already become the Jags best receiver and Gabbert's number one target but far too often on Thursday night did Gabbert lock on to Blackmon instead of moving the ball around.

Justin Blackmon- So this guy can play. Aside from one missed connection where Blackmon ran a slant and Gabbert threw an out, Blackmon showed the ability to get open and strong hands when the ball was delivered.

Laurent Robinson- The excuse that it's just preseason is about to go away quickly for Laurent Robinson. Robinson has dropped several passes from the start of camp to now, and he's not getting the separation he should be getting at this point.

Rashad Jennings- Nobody is going to forget about Maurice Jones-Drew's contract holdout, but when Rashad Jennings runs with the football it's not the first thing on your mind. Jennings shows great patience with good burst and the team is confident in his abilities.....There was only one occasion Thursday night where Jennings missed a hole which could have secured him a big gain.

Mike Thomas- The Jaguars slot man returned kicks well, averaging 28.5 yards per kickoff return. Thomas also caught every ball thrown his way including one catch for a first down.

Marcedes Lewis- Although Marcedes doesn't look like Jimmy Graham in the passing game he continues to be a dominant blocker. Two catches for 28 yards doesn't tell the full tale as Lewis' sealing of the edge opened up nice gains in the running game.

Uche Nwaneri- Usually when an offensive lineman doesn't get noticed it's a good thing. Uche Nwaneri was dominant from his right guard position on Thursday night.

Eben Britton- Britton had an up and down game as he missed an assignment that led to a sack and also had some success pulling from the left guard position. It's pretty clear that Britton doesn't have the feet to play tackle and his living should be made on the interior line.

Zachary Miller- It's Zach Miller's fourth season and the story simply never changes. Athletic guy who performs fairly well in practice but gets injured at the first sign of contact. I think we know what we're getting or not getting in Miller.

Jalen Parmele- Clearly on the roster bubble, Parmele put his best foot forward on Thursday as he ran for 23 yards on five carries and averaged nearly 45 yards per kickoff return. Parmele may have secured a roster spot.

Chad Henne- If the Jaguars have to depend on Chad Henne for any meaningful snaps this season things will likely go very poorly. It's unbelievable how Henne has regressed in the last two seasons but he's playing like an undrafted rookie as he's been utterly terrible. The money he received in the offseason guarantees him the backup job, but he's realistically been outplayed by Jordan Palmer and it's not close.

Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for SportsTalkFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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