Monday Night Football: Jacksonville Jaguars Not Ready for TV, Need Playmakers

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Running back Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the game at EverBank Field on October 18, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Joe SContributor IOctober 19, 2010

I know what I'm going to hear... but that's because Garrard had to leave the game. Give me a break. Garrard was 7 for 12 for 49 yards with a pick. The Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the NFL. They can't pass, and they can't defend the pass. Not exactly a recipe for success in the league today.

They may manage to win some games thanks to their very talented running back, Maurice Jones-Drew, but they aren't a very good team. Sure they beat the Colts... crazy things happen, they have also been blown out in  their losses (Chargers, Eagles, and now the Titans). At least other weak teams have kept their losses interesting.

I'm sorry but if any team deserves to be blacked out, this might be the team. Not only are they not very good, but they are boring to watch. At least other weak teams have an exciting player or two (Bills - CJ Spiller, Browns - Joshua Cribbs, Detroit - Calvin Johnson, Jahvid Best, Stafford).

OK, the Carolina Panthers might give them a run for their money. Although I'd rather watch them with a healthy Steve Smith and Matt Moore behind center than the Jaguars any day.

The Jags best player and most "exciting" player is Maurice Jones-Drew, but is he really that exciting? He is a great running back, don't get me wrong, but he isn't like watching Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, or even Arian Foster these days. Perhaps that isn't completely his fault, because Garrard struggles so often and teams stack the box, but teams stack the box against CJ2K and AP too. I just don't feel like MJD can break a TD run on any given play, and I do feel that way with those other backs.

Jags - I hope you didn't watch the Jets/Broncos game, because it was just a reminder of the biggest mistake you made this summer: not drafting Tim Tebow.

OK... maybe he will never be a starting quarterback in the NFL. I'm not here to argue that, but he is exciting to watch, and he would put fans in the stands. And as the Broncos proved, he's not a bad wildcat option either.

At least Tebow gives your fans something to be hopeful for going forward. What does Jacksonville have to be hopeful about now?

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