Titans vs Jaguars Game Day Newsletter 4Sept19Titans_Digital - Page 16

NO GUTS, NO GLORY Jaguars late rally falls short in Houston, another division game looms By: J.P. Shadrick The rookie quarterback knows there is more out there for this offense, but he knows how close they were to pulling off a win anyway. “You know what? The encouraging thing is we didn’t play even close to what we should have, and we were right there in the game and could have won it, should have won it.” There is plenty for Minshew to work on as a sixth-round rookie, but that fi nal drive showed the fortitude that many NFL quarterbacks do not have. Minshew did his part – delivering a touchdown drive in the fi nal minutes of a road division game when things had not gone particularly well all day. Turnaround Defensive captain Calais Campbell explained the quick turnaround this week for the Jaguars after a tight loss in the division. Jaguars gained only 213 yards on offense. They put together enough to get kicker Josh Lambo into fi eld goal range late in the second quarter and again midway through the fourth. Minshew was sacked four times and fumbled the ball three times, recovering two of them. Leonard Fournette could not fi nd much traction in the running game, gaining only 47 yards on 15 carries. “It’s going to be painful, but we’ve got to bounce back, you know, 24-hour rule and then move on,” Campbell said. “This one isn’t even 24-hour rule because we’ve got a big game on Thursday, so another tough game.” All the games are all going to be tough from here on out. The Jaguars displayed some guts last week in an adverse situation. More adverse situations are on the horizon, and there is a lot of season left after this week. Do they have more performances like last week’s fourth quarter in them? We will fi nd out starting tonight.