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There is not much to say about this Jags vs. Raiders game. It was embarrassing from start to finish. The score ended 33-16 and the score seems closer than is actually was. The Jags recorded one offensive touchdown and it was lucky at that. Julius Thomas ripped the ball out of a defender’s hands.

Between player’s getting ejected, penalties, turnovers and a lack of a pass rush, the Jags failed in every way possible this game. Blake Bortles threw two picks and could have thrown two more. The run game was barely existent besides a Chris Ivory 42 yard run. He ended the day with 5 carries for 48 yards. The only good takeaway from this game was Marqise Lee. He finished the day with 7 catches for 107 yards. Besides Lee, no other Jaguar showed up. Jalen Ramsey did a great job shutting down Amari Cooper however he got ejected from the game. So that basically kills anything good he did during the game.

Gus Bradley completely lost control of his players. Malik Jackson and Jalen Ramsey both were ejected from the game. That is not only unacceptable, but also a huge sign of lack of discipline. It shows the coach no longer has control of his players and then it’s over. I know tensions are high and emotions get the best of you, but as a veteran Jackson needs to know better.

I am running out of ways to look at the bright side during these jags games. They are terrible. The offense can’t move the ball and it’s time to start questioning Blake Bortles as the future of the franchise. He has yet to look good at any point in the season. Talented receivers surround him and he had all day in the pocket against a bad Raiders defense. He makes poor decisions and his mechanics are well below average. To say he franchise is delusional at this point.

Gus Bradley will be coaching for his job on Thursday against the Titans. It’s just the way it is. If he loses to the Titans, expect Doug Marone to be the head coach going into the next game.


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