and welcome back to SportsCastr News NFL edition.
Whereas always on Adam arm wrecked talking Thursday Night Football, we anticipate being joined, possibly here by Lauren own along the way.
But until we do, let's go ahead and take a step back, dissect what we saw from last night and, unfortunately, take some lumps.
If you were giving predictions along with Lawrence, along with Ray fellow contributors here to SportsCastr news NFL as we looked at this game ahead it last night, it really thought coming into it that this was a great opportunity for the Jacksonville Jaguars to solidify the reputation early in this season.
They've been surprising early in the year played a very close game against the Tennessee Titans, losing 33 30 the week prior.
So they really seemed like for a young team that they were trending up trending in the right direction.
Ray gave some fantastic additional information around this game for context about where the ratings were for this team's both these teams where Miami looked like they were the lesser of the two and in spite of the fact that when you went inside the numbers and you get to these details here along the way.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, Ah, high end running team from an offensive line perspective, the offensive line pass protection.
And maybe that played out a little bit here in this one.
But really, things get away from Jacksonville very early in this one again, Ray had it right in terms of thought that there could be a lot of scoring here.
Now Jacksonville struggled.
And when you think about not having shark there, obviously that's gonna play a factor for this offense.
But Miami comes out.
They get out to a very early lead in this one, they're up 14.
Nothing, then 14 7, ultimately 21 7 at halftime.
Some of the big, really key movers on this are, as we think about from both sides of the ball. Right.
Last night, we talked about Gardner Minshew and said, This is a guy who's having a nice start to a season, is being efficient with the football, avoiding making any costly mistakes for the most part, and really doing a great job managing this offense, playing solid football through the first two weeks of the season.
However, when you get inside of the box score now on last night's game in spite of throwing for 275 yards.
So another nice passing day for him moved the ball well against a suspect secondary for the Miami Dolphins.
Still, though, no touchdowns right just 6.
5 yards per completion and also threw the interception.
Lost a fumble on top of that, good for just the 35.
3 q b r on the day.
So when you hear from him in the post game where he talks about, just didn't feel like we were playing and sink how we want to be playing, that's from Marone.
Actually, on the game, Minshew himself said, We had too many mistakes tonight.
That's just plain and simple.
Listen, you like that.
He's taking ownership of it, obviously, and you realize that these games we're gonna happen.
The unfortunate part is against Miami, who came in Oh, in 22 this game.
I think if you're the Jaguars, you look at it and say, Boy, we can really get out here on the front foot of our season and have a real positive energy around being two and one going into week number forward here.
And even though you're gonna face some difficult matchups throughout this season, and you don't know if you're gonna muddling around a six win team, maybe a 71 team if you're ambitious, maybe a four win team, depending on how things shake out, you really want to capitalize on a quality matchup when you feel like you have that opportunity.
Now in this game, some key plays that occurred.
Obviously, you take a look at Robinson, who gets ejected from the game for making contact with a referee.
They say it on the game broadcast.
You really? If you're the referees need to take a big step back there and understand there's a pile, bodies air down there.
Robinson just reaches back and pushed his hands away from him.
That end up being the referees.
But I don't think that Robinson even really notice.
Is that that that those are him? He's just trying to get a player off of him or get a person get hands off of him.
So you know that has a bearing, certainly in this one, even though by that point they are down.
You had turnovers across the board here for the Jaguars.
For the most part, Miami capitalizes on them.
Now we flip over to the other side of the script, and we talk about a guy like Ryan Fitzpatrick.
We spoke at length last night about how you're holding this seat, keeping it warm, hoping that, too is ready to take over at some point.
And even though when you get inside the numbers and you say 160 passing yards, its's not exactly what you think is gonna win you a game. Eight.
Teen of 20 incredibly efficient two touchdowns.
The guy that is classic, always good for some turnovers in a given game.
I think that they realize coming into this one that you had to bad defense is potentially.
And if you could control this game, be methodical.
Avoid turnovers, avoid costly turnovers.
You're gonna give yourself an opportunity tohave success.
So avoiding interceptions that was obviously big for him here.
Then you even look at what supplements, Um, and you talk about Gaskin.
Ah, guy who has taken over that dominant role in this back field for Miami and at least is going to get the lion's share of reps.
Now listen he only goes for 66 yards, But when you need to be moving the ball a little bit just with consistency, getting a couple yards here a couple yards there, it creates space.
And when you're having mild success in the passing game, then Fitzpatrick, who goes seven for 38 on the ground and gives you a touchdown as well that beautiful little touchdown run that he had there.
We dove down low to avoid the contact, you know, and then also allows you to have a guy like Grant with one big break off run.
Usually in these kinds of games, when you have suspect defense is you're always going to get an opportunity for a big chunk play.
And even though it ends up being Grant that gets the 29 yard running, this one, you can also think about how that could easily have been.
Could have been Gaskins, right? So if you're just talking about reading the numbers here and saying, Well, Gaskin didn't have a great day, it's just situational, you know, you get that big opportunity from Grant.
If it had gone the way of Gaskin, then you're talking about him being up over 90 yards, and the bottom line is you walk away from this one with 138 rushing yards in this game, and that's how you're able to control this game.
Control the tempo.
Last little footnote on Fitzpatrick 97 q b r in this game as well.
So high end, high success rate for him played smart little bit, unlike Ryan Fitzpatrick.
But he did a great job controlling the tempo of this game and again when you get up 14.
Nothing in the first quarter, when you are without a key wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Everything starts to become a little more difficult now, I will say when you're only giving 11 carries.
Robinson, Even though you're down and this one, even though you're playing from behind, I think I would have liked to have seen the Jaguar stick to that, especially in the absence of shark on the outside for this receiving corps.
2 yards per click, gives you the two touchdowns you end up getting three scrambles for Minshew for 22 yards as well.
But at the end of the day, just 72 rushing yards in this one again, big play from behind numbers in the passing attack.
But But this is the difference when we talk about and I think we mentioned this last night.
When you think about high quality teams, right, the upper echelon teams around the league, whether it is just consistency, the Green Bay Packers, the New England Patriots.
You know, you look out there in the NFC West, pick any team in that division, essentially, when you're a really good team and you end up going past heavy in a game and you're maybe a little bit less balance than you'd like to be.
It's OK because you're probably just doing it because you're that good offensively through the passing attack that you can still dictate tempo.
But when you're a middle of the road team or a team that's trying to rise to middle of the pack like the Jaguars, going full passing attack and abandoning the running game, unfortunately comes at a detriment because you become imbalance and then you end up forcing Ah Minshew into some plays into some decision making into some lost fumbles that you can't mitigate because you're not having that balanced attack.
So, you know, even when you're playing from behind, even when you're down 21 7 coming out of the break there, I think you still have to look at it and say, Let's be smart here.
Let's try to run our offense and live with the results doesn't mean you're going to get the W.
But you're better off maintaining balance between both methods of attacking, as opposed to getting so singularly focused that you start to abandon the running game.
The defense starts to understand that they start to be a little bit more opportunistic, and they start to make some key plays in big spots that end up costing you the game on the defense's side of the ball.
Well, actually, let's let's take a look at this receiving corps first, because what I do have to acknowledge is one.
Robinson still played a big factor for the Jaguars through the passing attack six for 83 so a beautiful line from him there and then That's effectively the way that you produce rushing yards through the passing game.
So in terms of balancing things out a little bit, but then you go into the true receivers.
And I had said in the pregame, I didn't know how crucial shark would be in this one just because, even though he has risen up there in those ranks for the ride receiving corps for the Jaguars.
You think about some of the parts, right? You have some other weapons we mentioned.
I mentioned Chanel junior right, who had five catches for just 33 yards.
They use him essentially as an extension of the run game as well, and that could be the factor in skewing those numbers and how your balance.
But if you're going that route and your Minshew or the Jaguars offense, then you gotta be talking about throwing for 3 50 because then you're saying, Give me that extra 50 to 65 yards through the passing attack that effectively are extended run place.
But you know what? Junior has his contributions.
We talked about a couple other players in Thompson.
I wondered if you would get involved 5 35.
Nice job in the receiving game as well.
But you do miss the legit number one threat here.
Even though Robinson has those big place you want.
You don't wanna have your two running backs.
B two of your top three receivers.
Coal senior came in therefore, for 43.
So struggles in that passing attack, you did miss him.
Maybe you missed him a little bit more than you anticipated.
But again, Minshew says it in the postgame Little out of character here didn't play in sync, didn't play balance.
Didn't play together as we have over the first couple of weeks.
And maybe that's what cost us along the way here as well on the flip side of it in that passing attack, as we said, in spite of not having a ton of yardage when we take a look at the stat lines there.
They said this throughout right, dealing with hamstring injuries, and he said, because he has missed time to injuries over the course of his career, I don't think has maybe only one time has played a full 16 games, so he said, I'm not going to miss games, and you have to like that from a guy who has had his ups and downs from an injury standpoint from a guy who's playing in Miami, who maybe doesn't have the most competitive team, but understands that Tua could be coming here at some point along the way.
And there's a chance for Miami to start to really turn the corner.
You start the season owing to that's brutal, and you hate to take that.
You hate to take those first two losses, but then you come into this one and you feel like as both teams should have.
This is a winnable game.
And even though it's on Lee five for 69 yards, he basically got those.
And, they said in the broadcast, couldn't blow the top off of anybody, right? Couldn't break down the route and then go and give Fitzpatrick a deep target.
In some ways, though, maybe this benefit of Fitzpatrick, because he wasn't wasn't taking any of those riel deep shots, wasn't trying to grip it and rip it.
He actually ends up settling for some of these medium routes and playing to the outside with Parker, who used his size, used his good route running and just broke down, turned.
Let Fitzpatrick find him.
Move the chains, move the change consistency along the way.
Now they spread around in terms of the touchdowns.
You had a kasicky had that beautiful little over the top shot there to the right side of the end zone fund.
Fitzpatrick he on Lee had that one catch for the touchdown.
So saving a fantasy day for you if you were If you had him running and you were hoping toe have a big day for you At least he got you that touchdown.
And then you talk about Grant with one for 19 key catch and then Gaskin five for 29 out of the backfield.
So really nice balance contributions from your number one wide receiver.
And then in this running game right now, you talk about Gaskins saying, Okay, Onley 22 for 66 carries plugged away there but then gives you five for 29 as well.
So ends up effectively giving you over 90 yards from scrimmage.
And that's enough.
In a game where you're you're really controlling it from the from the kick off and having that early 14 Nothing lead again.
The pressure here is all on the Jacksonville Jaguars to find a way to get yourself back into this one and avoid having a big half time deficit, which you thought at 14 7.
Maybe, And then again, Miami controlled down the field.
Touchdown, 21 7 makes it very difficult coming out of the break.
If you're Jacksonville to find your rhythm and to find your offense on the we talk about those those recoveries here.
Van Noy came away with that fumble recovery for the Miami Dolphins.
On the other side of it, obviously, that fumble lost for Minshew.
Now, in terms of the defensive side of all, we're gonna track through the stats here a little bit actively before our very eyes.
You know Q. B hits.
You have to look over on the Dolphins side.
10 quarterback hits in this game.
So you're talking about getting in the face of Gardner Minshew now when you think that they had four sacks, so they get home a couple of times here as well, and then you also say pass deflections. Three.
Get that ball out sooner, Get your hands up.
Be active in that regard as well.
So everything about this makes a lot of sense and then 5.
5 tackles for a loss as well.
So meeting guys in the backfield, stymieing the run game when you again look at the rushing attack or the quarterback when he scrambles.
If you're thinking about saying Well, if I need you in the backfield 5.
5 times tackle for a loss, if that ends up giving you on any random game basis 5th, 18 to 20 negative yards there over 5.
5 tackles for a loss effectively, you take what could have been an 80 yard day from scrimmage on 22 carries for Gaskin, and you reduce it down to 66 right? So that's how you end up also mitigating some of the better drives through the running game for the Jaguar, some of the positives of trying to have their you start punching them in behind the line of scrimmage.
And that starts affording you the ability to be a little bit more balanced on the back end in an area of weakness.
The secondary on the other side of it, when we talk about trying to get after Fitzpatrick and what the Jaguars were able or not able to do just six Q B hits, no pass deflections, four tackles for a loss, but Onley one sack So you know the balance that you start to think about here, for any NFL team is saying, Well, the tackles for a loss.
Great, but not enough Q B hits, because, I mean, that means you're not getting close enough.
You're not pressuring him enough.
You're not creating opportunities for deflections.
And then also, the sack numbers aren't there, too, so it's always about this balance.
The sack numbers don't have to be that high, as long as you then see tackles for a loss.
Pass deflections Q B hits getting home and as each one of those numbers comes down, then it becomes more important and more of an emphasis about getting home on those sack numbers.
Because then it means that you're effectively able to impact that game on one big play, right? A third and X.
If you could get home against Fitzpatrick and get your team off the field and get it back over to the offense, that's how you start to find a little bit more opportunities for success.
Get yourself back into the game.
When you don't get home and you don't get deflections, then it's longer drives.
Then it's more scores and Then again, the next time the defense gets back out there, you're right back behind the April where now the Dolphins don't have to put their quarterback in as many risky situations, and that's why you can't get the pressures.
That's why you can't find the turnovers.
That's why you can't find a way back into the game.
I want to jump in here as well onto what we saw just from the pure team stat box score stand standpoint here.
And this is obviously where it should tell the same tale of the tape.
But it can get interesting, right? Passing first downs.
How about the fact that Gardner Minshew past for 14? Now he's throwing the ball a lot.
We highlighted that, but 14 1st down passing first as Excuse me nine for the Miami Dolphins.
The big number rushing first downs 10 for the Miami Dolphins.
So when they needed short yardage situation seven of 13 on third downs for Miami, just three of 10 for Jacksonville.
You hate to break it down to some of the very simple baseline things, but don't turn the ball over.
Protect the football third down conversions.
These are some of the easiest ways to give yourself a great chance.
Toe win went one for one there as well did Miami when they went for it on fourth o of three.
So even if you think three of 10 for Jacksonville on third downs and then you double down and you're talking about in a third or fourth and get, you know, line to gain here, trying to convert, trying to keep a drive going, trying to stay on the field, get yourself some points and they had to make that choice early down, 21 7 at halftime, you have to start taking some of those risk.
Ah, combined just three of 13 in those situations.
Recipe for disaster Recipe for a loss.
63 plays ran more plays than Miami at 57 but again, the total yardage and this is where it's unfortunate.
One blazing a trail here on either side of the ball in terms of that output, but average yards per play just 5.
225 Miami to Jacksonville.
So you see how all these stat lines a lot of them are lining up a lot closer than a 31 13 final scoreline would dictate to you.
And that's where the turnovers come into play. Interceptions.
As we mentioned the total, we talk about total turnovers, too.
20 Play a clean game, give yourself a chance to win, and then that's where we get down to here.
There's a lot of things we could talk about.
Neither team particularly clean from a penalty standpoint.
Six for 51 for Miami, eight for 63 for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
And that also includes the Robinson, you know, contact with the referee getting kicked out of the game.
There is, well, that plays a huge impact, though By that point they were having a difficult day as it Waas, let alone without one of your starters on the line, 34 plus minutes of time of possession here for Miami to just over 25 minutes for Jacksonville.
So this is where it just starts to break down for you when you don't have and even game plan.
Starting out when you find yourself behind the April, you're down significant points.
All of a sudden, you turn around and you say we got to get away from what our game plan was your early.
Those first scripted 10 to 15 players haven't done what we hoped for.
Now we're putting more pressure on ourselves.
We're getting past heavy here, and the more that we get past heavy and the more that we struggle on third downs, the more that we don't convert those few fourth down opportunities, gets the ball right back over one on a short field for Miami but also get our defense back out on the field.
So now they're getting worn down there getting tired of it.
It reduces the opportunity to get he stops along the way and give yourself a couple extra Siri's to try to get back involved.
And it really just never got there, right? And it flat out never got there in this game, hoping for Maura more competitive, hoping for a back and forth battle.
It never materializes, uh, for for the Jaguars in this game.
And that being said, we take one little last step away here before we get out the door and we just think about the key players here, right? You know Ryan Fitzpatrick.
We know what he is.
We know that he's that gun slinger mentality.
OK, but so far now, on this regular season, through three weeks, he's completing 71% of his passes.
He's giving you a clean game in this one, but four touchdowns, 23 interceptions.
As you would expect.
Overall rating of 91 really 679 yards over three games, that's acceptable.
It's not great, right? But you don't expect this to be perfect.
And as Devante Parker gets a little bit healthier and starts to open up some of those deeper plays down the field, that can impact how Fitzpatrick stat lines look a well but early returns on him.
You have to feel pretty good about it again.
You run back through.
You open up the season against the Patriots.
You still want 20 or 30 and threw three interceptions.
So, really, the season opener for Fitzpatrick was ugly.
Since then, he's thrown four touchdowns, zero interceptions.
He completed 66% of his passes in week 2 90% in week number three year for just 160 yards as we highlighted and took just one sack in this game as well, three in week, Number two still managed to protect that foot ball from the interception standpoint.
So you know the two games sample sizes actually really strong for him.
Got to find that balance in the running game and make sure that these guys can continue to give you consistency out of the backfield.
That's how you create a nice balance attack.
And hopefully, if you're Miami, keep yourself Mawr involved in some of these games as you move your way through the season, let's also take a brief look before we flip over at the running game overall here.
And then we'll talk about some of those matchups down the road for Miami, and then we'll flip it over to Jacksonville as well.
So as we said, Listen, Gaskin.
He's done what he can hear 22 carries in that one little bit concerning that against a weak defense in Jacksonville, you didn't have more success, but they have Myles Jack.
They drafted another young linebacker.
They're they shuffled their pieces, so they have some talent there on that defensive front and in the linebacking corps to maybe signing you a little bit.
What you can still say, though, is 22 carries in this one, just in additional 16 over the first two weeks.
But he's gone 38 for 1 52.
He's giving you four yards per carry.
He's also giving you 15 for 91 in that receiving game.
So you hope that because, as they say when you do these running back by committees, it just means you don't have the true stud.
Britta could still be a contributor for you.
Obviously, I don't have a lot of faith in Jordan Howard overall.
So you know this is mild Myles Gaskin opportunity to really take command off this backfield.
Don't know if he hurt or helped himself with this performance.
We'll see how that plays out for them as they go forward into the upcoming games.
And when we look over there for the Miami Dolphins and think about what their schedule is going to be going forward and why this game maybe becomes more important than we even realized right now, they actually you're going tohave the Seattle Seahawks and weak number four, followed by a trip out to San Francisco in the 40 Niners who we know are dealing with their own injuries.
But should probably have Kittles back on the field if they hold him out this week against the Giants.
Garoppolo should be out there again in another week.
They're playing it safe.
Your early in the season.
So too difficult matchups there before then they get into Denver, the Chargers and the Rams as they hit their midway point of this season.
So when when you're the Miami Dolphins, listen, gonna be hard pressed, depending on how San Francisco looks in two weeks, but Seattle gonna be hard to win that game.
Going to be hard to win against the 40 Niners in San Francisco.
Going to be difficult? Denver's maybe a winnable game, but these are all gonna be competitive one so early in the year, grabbing a w, getting yourself in the win column.
When you know you could be looking at one and four or one in five.
It is important because then you can still, if you get yourself a two and five or, you know, two and 52 and six, even three and six for this team, knowing that maybe to at some point to be healthy enough and they feel comfortable enough to get him out there.
That's what you're hoping for is just give those glimmers of hope here and there.
This was a winnable game for either team, and they capitalized as they look ahead to a difficult set of matchups over the next handful of weeks.
Let's flip it over.
Let's talk Jacksonville first and foremost here.
Let's take a look at the schedule will do it in reverse order this time around, when you think about losing to Miami here after coming off a very difficult close matchup against the Tennessee Titans, you have that that season opener against the Colts with Rivers and a new quarterback.
A lot of moving parts.
They're they're trying to get their themselves rolling early in the season.
The upside is you're going to catch Cincinnati with a rookie quarterback and burrow in week number four.
Then you get Houston.
Tough game, certainly, but not one that you can't be in.
If you could be in it against Tennessee.
If you could win a game against the Colts, you could be in that game against Houston and then you follow it up with Detroit.
They have a week seven by and then they come out of it against the Chargers.
So some common opponents there at least one comment.
Excuse me in the Chargers for both the Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars, but I look at that, those next four games here before they hit.
And if you want to even throw in Houston the sun second time there in week number 98 games through the midway point of this season, they can probably They can win one against Houston.
I think they might be able to steal one if they can figure things out offensively.
If Shark is going to be back there for them on the offensive side and create more balance for Minshew, you can obviously win the Cincinnati game.
And Detroit right now looks like a very beatable team, no matter who you are in this league.
So conversely, even though you come out and you win your season opener and then lose two games, if you're Jacksonville, you can still get yourself back balance.
Cincinnati, Houston, Detroit L.
Chargers and then Houston again.
There's at least two wins in there for you, maybe even three.
So by the midway point of this season, you can talk about being three and five, not great.
Maybe even four and four, depending on what you do here, especially over the first two games here.
Because if you could be in Cincinnati and then maybe fire right back against Houston the first time you can live with that second loss down the road.
You're in a great 500 position for the Jacksonville Jaguars in rebuild mode, but maybe realizing that they have Maura, the quarterback and at the wide receiver and at the running back position with undrafted free agent Robinson that Lawrence Owens highlights so much last night in our preview.
Maybe you got more here than you realized, and and it's worth trying to stay as competitive as possible back into their season, where they will meet the Cleveland Browns, the Vikings, the Tennessee Titans for a second time, the rave in Chicago and then the Colts finally close out.
The year could be a very difficult set of games there for teams that are gonna be playing for playoff berth, but the Jacksonville Jaguars again they can fight and be in and around 500 as they work their way through the season.
So maybe a silver lining there.
From that standpoint, in spite of losing to Miami, now we talk about those takeaways and where we think we stand.
I highlighted this yesterday, mentioning a couple of rookie players from around, uh, the NFL rookie seasons in history here mentioned Cam Newton mentioned.
Ah, player like Russell Wilson mentioned Dan Marino.
There's guys that have had pretty solid years, and it could go on both sides.
RG three had a solid rookie performance doesn't necessarily correlate so automatic success overall, but in spite of a difficult game here, where he still through for good yardage and had his turnovers three games through the season, Gardner Minshew is sitting here telling you, Listen, I'm completing almost 74% of my passes, and he had that quiet controlled game in the first one.
We're just high completion percentage, but six up and three down in terms of touchdowns.
Two interceptions throwing from nearly 800 yards.
There's something toe work with there for them and overall rating of 101 not Q B r.
But there's something toe work with there.
In spite of an ugly performance in this one, still showing pretty good consistency.
And with the matchup against the Bangles, nice bounce back opportunity.
Get your team back to 500 get yourself back into rhythm.
He can come out of being through the first quarter of the season.
He can come out of that and probably be sitting there.
Eight touchdowns, 23 picks, maybe 9 to 4.
If he has, you know, a bigger day offensively and maybe throws one away to the other team.
That's a great midway point.
Even at eight, you're talking about a guy that can still safely get himself up to 25 touchdowns in that range.
Be in the middle of the pack from a Q B performance standpoint by the end of the year and sending the message to the Jaguars.
Hey, no matter where we end up by the end of it, we learn that draft class we get to go best player available to fill a key need on either side of the ball.
We don't have to worry about the quarterback position.
We're already locked in there, so I like I still like where he's at bad game, as he said, just not in sync.
Not on the same page, not in rhythm. That's okay.
Turn it over, get to the next game.
Get yourself a big and hopefully easy victory against the Bangles.
Even though I, you know, I don't know where you put them in a hierarchy.
But rookie quarterback there.
There's a lot to still expose, I think, with the Bangles, especially defensively.
You get to turn that around when we think about that running tack.
We already mentioned Gaskin there, and then you get into the receiving.
Really, I get into the receiving here if I'm the Jacksonville Jaguars and what this means going forward for them.
So you know that you lost Shark there in this particular matchup.
So when we look over and talk about those receiving numbers now, I think about Cole senior well, three games, and he's giving you five for 148 10 yards per catch.
Not too shabby. There.
Robinson, out of the backfield is giving you 10.
Then you get into Shark, though through the first two games, seven catches, 109 yards.
The big number here is 15.
5 yards per catch.
So he's the chain mover.
He's what helps you get some of these chunk plays.
That is the highest number on this offense.
Robinson, by the way, out of the backfield, at almost 13 a clip.
So you know, creating that balance is what's important for this offense.
You need that player on the outside to help keep that defense off the line of scrimmage.
Help give your running games of space to attack.
Listen, I I think there's value on both sides of this game here, ultimately for Miami.
And we talked about this ultimately, for for Miami.
This is about when is to, uh, going to be ready to roll here when you're gonna turn the page to him and understand what you have going into the next off season and the next draft.
Are we checking that to a box and saying he's the franchise for us? Or are We may be still holding some injury concerns there.
That that gives you more pause and Mawr questions there, even with a devante.
Parker, who went healthy, is the best receiver out of this game, but you're not sure, right? There's enough there toe wonder on Jacksonville side of things again.
I think you have nice young talent.
It's just about finding your rhythm, finding your consistency and something that that Ray brought up yesterday in the preview also was talking about When you keep Marone, they're you're keeping offensive continuity.
So even when these young players step in and replace and in GAC way a Jalen Ramsey Ah Leonard Fournette the reason why you're able to do it is because the expectations and the system have been in place, so familiarity continuity already exists there for you.
And likewise for a Gardner Minshew.
He now is still in the same system.
So if you get through this year and then you go into the next year and you stay with him and you stay with this head coach and you stay with this coaching staff.
Now he's now he's in another year.
Write your number three of being in that same system, and that's what's so important for young quarterbacks in this league is having consistency, so you can continue to refer fine how you operate within that system.
Look around the league.
We know Sam Donald in year number two there with Adam Gates we talk about Daniel Jones from my New York football Giants in his first year under Jason Garrett.
The last thing you want to see is consistent turnover from an offensive perspective when it comes to developing your young quarterback.
So whatever ends up happening in the big picture, keeping the head coach is a coaching league.
Keeping that consistency is always gonna offer the familiar and young players that are returning year after year toe have instant impact, immediate success.
Even in a year we didn't have traditional training camp.
Traditional offseason program.
No preseason game.
That being the case, both teams find themselves at one and two.
Both teams find themselves looking at the schedule ahead and thinking, Where can we be? It was another, unfortunately, a little bit of let down in the Thursday night matchup.
Week Prior, we had a great one between that battle for Ohio, the Bangles and the Browns, obviously, And then, as we look ahead here next week, you're always gonna be able to come right back here on Thursday night for the preview show with myself with Laurence Owen and with Ray and then on the Friday morning wrap up where We will, of course, cover the NFL schedule.
And that's where we're going to be highlighting week number four.
The matchup will be as we scroll.
Just one little nod here.
The matchups gonna be there.
What are we gonna have? We're gonna have Excuse me.
I need to go. Week number four.
What a what a fizzle At the end of the broadcast, we're going to get that Denver New York Jets matchup so, unfortunately, might not be as exciting and enticing.
But again, it's a great opportunity to take a look at a player like Donald to take a look at a team that seems like it's in a bit of turmoil.
And are they finding stability? Week three going to week number four? Where is the Is the league kind of? In terms of perspectives on the Jets, their franchise, their head coach, lot of interesting and intriguing things to keep an eye on there, and the ever ageless Frank Gore.
And then on the Denver side of things, a guy like Jerry, Judy, right, just players toe watch for so should be an exciting match up.
Come in, join me.
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Hopefully Ah, Week number Week number.
Last week in that matchup Take the points.
I did you well here in this week.
I said lay those points for Jacksonville.
Big goose egg for yours truly.
So I'll try to get myself back on track next week.
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