When it involves yards per carry, Leonard Fournette is having his easiest season as a skilled.
You do not possess known it while you tuned into Sunday’s game between the Jaguars and Colts.
Fournette rushed correct eight occasions for 23 yards in a 33-13 loss to Indianapolis, his lowest single-game total of his career. Jacksonville unsurprisingly lost its plot offensively in the second half of, going from a 10-7 deficit to a 24-7 gap that became once clearly insurmountable, no topic there quiet being a quarter left to play.
Of direction, Fournette obtained all of his yards on his first 5 carries, which came in the first half of. His output in the third and fourth quarters became once -1 speeding yards on correct three carries, in a game that became once 10-7 on the destroy. Certain, Indianapolis took a 17-7 lead early in the third, but Jacksonville became once particularly desirous to ditch the skedaddle, it gave the influence.
“That’s where I wish I would were admire, ‘Hello, let’s follow the idea; or no longer it is quiet two rankings,”’ Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Monday. “That became once my mistake. That became once a colossal mistake by me. … I belief we wished to ranking aspects in a sooner vogue. That’s what resulted in the increased depart attempts. That’s on me as a head coach.
“We desire to be extra balanced transferring forward. Mediate me, I know extra than any person that a resounding speeding assault will launch things up in the depart game. I perceive it if truth be told works hand in hand. I know we’re pissed off. I know Leonard’s pissed off … the dual carriageway. He desires to create plays and serve us decide the game. That became once the mindset. I became once insensible and I made a mistake.”
The dearth of if truth be told any speeding attempts clearly handcuffed Jacksonville’s offense, which resorted to Nick Foles shedding, surveying and almost continuously forcing a depart to D.J. Chark (eight catches on 15 targets) while continuously beneath duress. It did not correct restrict the Jaguars — all of it but stopped them.
Dwelling proof: Down 24-7 unhurried in the third, the Jaguars threw three straight passes and again had been compelled to punt. Colts return crew member Bobby Okereke muffed the punt off an surprising jump, where it became once recovered by the Jaguars at Indianapolis’ 29 with 0:07 left in the quarter.
Jacksonville again threw it three straight occasions, gaining one yard and lacking a 48-yard discipline impartial attempt by Josh Lambo.
“I wager basically the most attractive plot I will instruct it is that obviously that became once a arena for us coming into into,” Marrone said of working the ball towards the Colts’ ninth-ranked bustle protection. “And I belief after we first started, and we had a 10-yard skedaddle, a 4-yard skedaddle, a 6-yard skedaddle, I became once feeling right. Then Nick got hot early. He became once 6 of seven and we went down and we scored. After which I mediate admire I said sooner than, there became once quiet a real game and when they started working the soccer, I made a mistake and got a long way flung from the idea. I mediate that or no longer it is something that we’re searching to be in a situation to realize and I mediate that became once my mistake.”
Oddly ample, Jacksonville ranks thirteenth in the NFL in speeding with 119.5 yards per game. But of their closing two video games — both blowout losses to divisional opponents — they’ve obtained correct 101 mixed speeding yards.
At 4-6, or no longer it is initiating to win unhurried for the Jaguars, but they quiet possess a wager to correct the ship. It would behoove them to initiating by attacking opponents on the ground.