The Jaguars loss on Sunday was especially excrutiating as the offense did more than it's share and the defense made Marcus Mariota look like a Hall of Famer. We're going to take a look at some observations from the loss.
1. Allen Robinson is on another level. Robinson has the ability to be the best wide receiver in franchise history and he's off to an amazing start to his career. The gold mine that the Jags found with Robinson in the second round more than makes up for what Marqise Lee isn't, and likely will never become. RIght now A-Rob is simply uncoverable and he's helping Blake Bortles look like the quarterback the team envisioned when they selected him third-overall.
2. Enough with the Jason Myers experiment. I'm aware that it's late in the season, but there's no reason for the Jaguars to continue to trot out kicker Jason Myers and watch him miss extra points. He simply can't be trusted with easy kicks and although they don't want to admit it, it affects the team's confidence. If Myers simply does his job in Sunday's game, the Jaguars are likely tied with the ball back at the end of regulation instead of trailing by three. This team isn't good enough to overcome giving away free points.
3. The safety position is a problem that needs to be fixed in the offseason. The Jaguars safety tandem of Jonathan Cyprien and either Sergio Brown or Josh Evans are the worst set of safeties in the NFL. On top of that, it's not particularly close. They can't cover anyone and they don't tackle well. It's time to admit that Cyprien is a bust and the team needs to start over at a very important position. Here's hoping that James Sample can play next year.
4. The defense will be much worse if Poz misses time. Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny broke his hand in Sunday's game and arguably played his worst football of the season. Poz has been very good this year and if he misses time the Jaguars have no answer at the position. Jordan Tripp had to replace an ineffective Thurston Armbrister and Tripp wasn't particularly good. If they both have to play it's going to be a complete mess the rest of the way. The Jaguars offense may need to score 50 to win a game.
5. T.J. Yeldon is becoming a complete back. Running back T.J. Yeldon isn't utilized nearly enough, and he has the ability to become one of the very best backs in the NFL. Yeldon has a special brand of elusiveness and reminds many of Le'Veon Bell with his running style. He can catch the ball out of the backfield and is improving in pass protection each week. Todd Gurley is a monster and should get the bulk of the credit for being the best rookie running back, but Yeldon isn't very far behind.