The Jacksonville Jaguars may have had their worst performance of the season after getting thumped by the visiting Chargers(5-8) 45-10 on Sunday.
After the Jaguars went up 3-0 in the first quarter, the Chargers would score the next 31 points. Los Angeles QB Philip Rivers threw for three touchdowns and RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 101 yards and had 112 receiving yards and a touchdown in the contest.
“Like I told the players, obviously I’m responsible for wins and losses, so that’s on me and we made too many mistakes,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said after the game. “There were mistakes all over the place. That goes on coaches and players and everyone, so we’ve got to take a good look. We’ve got three games left, and no one is coming to help us.”
Even though the jaguars are 4-9, and currently on a five-game losing streak, RB Leonard Fournette is trying to do everything in his power to stay positive.
“It’s tough when you have days that you come in angry, and you don’t feel like practicing or being in meetings, but you just got to choke it up,” Fournette said. “That’s all I can say. That’s what I do. Don’t get me wrong, there are days that I am upset, mad as hell, but just trying to finish the season on a positive note.
“If that’s coming in and try to spark some energy for the team during the week, just getting prepared for the game, whatever it takes,” Fournette continued. “It’s hard. Once again, you have to try to put your emotions to the side, also your pride too because we are all men in here. I know as far as for me, I hate losing, so it’s difficult for me to come in here and fake it like everything is all good when it’s not.
“I think it’s a part of growing too. I think I’ve been trying to do a good job of that this whole year, just showing my team that no matter what goes on, I still care for them, and just trying to be the leader I know I can be through going through tough times. I have to put my pride to the side sometimes just to get the results that I need out of my team. It’s probably just growing pains at the same time.”
The Jaguars have three games left, but based on what happened this season and their performance against the Chargers on Sunday, there will probably be a lot of changes in 2020.