Today's NFL is about wide-open, hard-to-corral offenses racking up yards and points in bunches. Then there are the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After being the only team to fail to score a touchdown in Week 1, the Jaguars followed that up Sunday at Oakland with an outing which might have represented a larger step backwards. Being forced to go from Blaine Gabbert to Chad Henne at quarterback didn't result in any noticeable improvement for the better part of three quarters, and a sprained left ankle suffered by running back Maurice Jones-Drew caused flashbacks to his season-ending foot injury against the Raiders last October.
Even if the extent of Jones-Drew's absence winds up being limited to the second half of the 19-9 loss, there are problems with the Jaguars which clearly don't appear close to being rectified:
1. Getting stuck in second-and-long and third-and-long situations was an issue a week ago against the Kansas City Chiefs, and it made a world of difference against the Raiders.