Jags’ Lawrence doesn’t react to worst game, worst pick


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence came to Jacksonville as a quarterback prospect for generations. He’s starting to look like his first-round mistake by the Jaguars.

A week after five turnover shows in Lawrence, Philadelphia Smelled another stink in a 13-6 loss To AFC South rival Houston. The former Clemson star and top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft showed little resilience after last week’s game or the worst interception of his young career.

“This stings and everyone should feel it,” Lawrence said. “It’s a division game. It’s a game where I felt confident and thought I had a good plan. We just didn’t do it and we have to do better.”

Starting with Lawrence. He completed 25 of 47 passes for 286 yards and had two interceptions (1-3-1) against the Texans, who had won nine straight in the series. His most troublesome pass came on the first drive of the second half.

2nd and 1st at Houston’s 7-yard line, Lawrence rolled right and threw directly to cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. Lawrence was able to throw the ball away. He could have tried to run for the first down. He could have made better decisions for the Jaguars (2-3). He did not and Stingley earned the first pick of his career.

More questions arose about Lawrence, who has eight touchdown passes and eight turnovers this season.

Perhaps the most important part was how Lawrence responded to an interception in the end zone. He completed 10 of 23 passes for 91 yards from that point and had another interception on the final play of the game. Jacksonville’s second-half drive ended with an interception, a down turnover, a punt, a down turnover, and an interception.

“We all have to look in the mirror and be accountable,” Lawrence said. “I myself have to look at what I need to do better. I told everyone that you can’t do it, you can have it and you can pick him up and go play for him. it won’t.”

Lawrence didn’t get as much help as he could from those around him. Zay Jones, Evan Engram and Travis Etienne dropped passes and Jacksonville’s offensive line had some problems. was.

Expensive receiver Christian Kirk, who played across the field in the first three games, was nearly missing for the second week in a row. He finished with one catch for 5 yards.

“I’m not worried about Trevor,” Kirk said. “He is very mature in his approach, his mentality and the way he does things. He is already critical of himself. I’m not worried about him at all because I know he’s going to put me in position.”

Kirk blamed some of the problems on the flow of the game.

“It’s hard to play a game like that. We’re scoring low and we’re out of rhythm,” he said. “It’s natural for all of us to put a little bit of pressure on, and that’s fine, because we want to win football games. We make plays and we individually do what we can to make things happen. I think we’ve all been there at times.

But for better or worse, the spotlight is on Lawrence.

Director Doug Pederson said, “You have to keep throwing.” Keep putting him in that situation. He’ll get better. We have confidence and trust and he can definitely do the job, we’ve seen it this season and we have to keep working on it.”


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