Calais Campbell Restrained Yannick Ngakoue in Locker Room After Loss to Texans

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30:  Calais Campbell #93 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates a safety during the game against the New York Jets on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost three straight games and are now reportedly fighting with each other.

According to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, defensive end Calais Campbell was restraining fellow defensive end Yannick Ngakoue in the locker room following Sunday's 20-7 loss to the Houston Texans. Popper noted there was "lots of yelling coming from the room," and Ngakoue "threw off Campbell" after the interaction.

The 2018 version of the Jaguars has been a shell of the team that finished 10-6 last year and went to the AFC Championship Game. Had linebacker Myles Jack not been questionably marked down to wipe away a potential defensive touchdown in that AFC Championship Game loss, Jacksonville could have been in the Super Bowl.

It is now languishing at 3-4 with heated situations in the locker room.

Campbell, Ngakoue and the rest of the once-vaunted defense allowed a combined 70 points in losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys prior to Sunday's showing, while the offense fell apart against the Texans. Quarterback Blake Bortles was even benched in favor of Cody Kessler, which isn't an encouraging sign for the supposed franchise quarterback.

When he wasn't busy holding back teammates, Campbell said "I still believe in Blake," per Popper.

The silver lining for the Jaguars is the fact they are in the AFC South and just one game behind the Texans for first place. If that belief turns into better play, they can once again win the wide-open division instead of having issues in the locker room after games.

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