Jaguars players were reportedly fighting amongst themselves after loss
In a season where expectations are high for them, a third straight loss might be the tipping point for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The loss to the Houston Texans is not only their third straight loss but also their fourth in the last five games.
The locker room was reportedly chaotic, which you can imagine after receiving a 20-7 beating and losing a share of the divisional lead. An article from Pro Football Talk describes the scene in the Jaguars locker room after the game.
“..the Jaguars closed their locker room doors moments after they were opened. It’s likely because defensive lineman Calais Campbell “was holding back” defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who then “threw off Campbell.”
It’s still unclear who Ngakoue was going off on, but during the preseason, he was involved in a fight with defensive end Dante Fowler.
Aside from their locker room issues, the Jaguars still have to address their quarterback play. Blake Bortles, who was benched in the third quarter, has looked horrible this season. According to head coach Doug Marrone, the benching was done to ‘get a damn spark’ from his team.
Their health has also been a factor as they are still missing some key players due to injury. Sophomore running back Leonard Fournette is still sidelined due to a hamstring injury. His backup TJ Yeldon is also dealing with ankle issues of his own.
It is still possible for the Jaguars to turn their season around especially given how talented their team is. They hope the turnaround happens sooner rather than later if they want to meet their aspirations for this year.