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Lawrence, Jaguars’ Offense Struggle Again In Loss At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS: Trevor Lawrence lastly bought an opportunity to play for the win.

Trailing 23-17 with 2:17 left on Sunday towards the Indianapolis Colts, the rookie jogged onto the sector, assured he may lead the Jaguars to the profitable rating and finish almost two years of street futility.

Those hopes vanished as rookie defensive finish Dayo Odeyingbo and 2020 All-Pro defensive sort out DeForest Buckner sacked Lawrence and ripped the ball out. Kemoko Turay recovered to seal Indy’s victory.

This is a staff that, thats what they do is take the ball away, Lawrence mentioned. We talked about it this week and that was a degree of emphasis. As I used to be taking place, somebody got here from the again facet and punched it out. I simply must care for it. I didnt assume the ball was tremendous free, however thats on me.

The Jags (2-7) headed dwelling with their 12th consecutive street loss and 9 straight defeats towards division foes.

For Lawrence and the offense, it wasn’t a simple one to just accept.

After displaying promise with two wins over the past three video games, Lawrence and the Jags struggled mightily towards an enhancing Indy protection. Lawrence went three of 14 passing whereas changing simply considered one of eight third-down probabilities within the first half.

He completed 16 of 35 for 162 yards and a ranking of 59.5, taking three sacks and turning the ball over for the 13th time this season.

And whereas the highest general choose in April’s draft shortly accepted duty, teammates knew there was loads of blame to share.

It appears like had been speaking and its all Trevors fault and its not wherever near that, tight finish Dan Arnold mentioned. I feel everyone performed dangerous. There had been dropped balls in all places and penalties in all places. I feel its a kind of issues that as an offense, we’ve got to place it on our shoulders and say, Hey, we’ve got to get higher and we’ll.

Lawrence spent a lot of the sport making an attempt to evade defenders and overcome long-yardage conditions.

A gradual begin by the protection and particular groups solely sophisticated issues.

When E.J. Speed returned a blocked punt for a landing, the Colts led 10-Zero halfway via the primary quarter.

Bubba (Ventrone) had a sense we had been going to dam a punt this week, Indy coach Frank Reich mentioned, referring to his particular groups coordinator. Weve been doing a little critical punt block drills in center of the season and he mentioned Someones going to get it. Bubba was actually assured we had been going to get a block this week.

Defensively, there have been different issues.

Jonathan Taylor piled up 93 of his 116 yards within the first quarter towards a protection that allowed 100 yards dashing to solely two of first eight opponents. Taylor’s 4-yard scoring run put Jacksonville in a 17-Zero gap that it by no means fairly bought out of.

While the protection solely gave up two extra subject targets over the ultimate three quarters and Lawrence bought the Jags inside 20-17 on a 2-point conversion cross to Arnold early within the fourth quarter, the Colts made positive Lawrence didn’t reap the benefits of his last likelihood.

This one stung (for Trevor), I might inform, coach Urban Meyer mentioned. This one damage him. Numerous guys had been stung in there as a result of we felt like we might go down and win the sport, on the street and towards an excellent staff.

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