Jags’ Lawrence fails to respond from worst game, worst pick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence got here to Jacksonville as a generational quarterback prospect. He’s beginning to appear to be any other first-round mistake via the Jaguars.

One week after a five-turnover efficiency at Philadelphia, Lawrence delivered any other stinker in a 13-6 loss to AFC South rival Houston. The former Clemson superstar and the highest pick within the 2021 NFL draft confirmed little resilience after final week’s recreation or the worst interception of his younger occupation.

“This one stings, and everybody feels it in there as you should,” Lawrence stated. “It’s a division game. It’s a game where we feel confident and thought we had a good plan. We just didn’t execute it, and we’ve got to do better.”

It begins with Lawrence. He finished 25 of 47 passes for 286 yards and two interceptions in opposition to the Texans (1-3-1), who gained their 9th directly within the sequence. His maximum troubling go got here at the opening pressure of the second one half of.

On second-and-1 on the Houston 7-yard line, Lawrence rolled proper and threw immediately at cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. Lawrence will have thrown the ball away. He will have attempted to run for the primary down. He will have made any choice of higher selections for the Jaguars (2-3). He didn’t, and Stingley were given the primary pick of his occupation.

It precipitated extra query about Lawrence, who has 8 landing passes and 8 turnovers this season.

Maybe essentially the most telling section was once how Lawrence spoke back to the interception finally zone. He finished 10 of 23 passes for 91 yards from that time on, with any other interception at the ultimate play of the sport. Jacksonville’s second-half drives ended with an interception, a turnover on downs, a punt, a turnover on downs and an interception.

“We’ve got to all look in the mirror and be accountable,” Lawrence stated. “Myself, I’ve got to look at things that I’ve got to do better. Obviously, the turnovers. Can’t let that happen. … We talked about in the locker room. Told the guys we can’t all have an off day on the same day. You can have one, pick him up and you go make a play for him. That’s fine, but we all just got to be better.”

Lawrence didn’t get as a lot assist as he will have from the ones round him. Zay Jones, Evan Engram and Travis Etienne dropped passes, and Jacksonville’s offensive line had some problems.

High-priced receiver Christian Kirk, who made performs all over the place the sector within the first 3 video games, was once most commonly lacking for the second one directly week. He completed with one catch for five yards.

“I don’t worry about Trevor,” Kirk stated. “He’s so mature in just his approach, his mentality and the way he goes about things. He’s already critical on himself. I know he’s going to do everything in his power to be the best that he can be and putting this team in the best position to win so I don’t worry about him at all.”

Kirk blamed one of the most woes at the go with the flow of the sport.

“It’s tough when you get in games like that. It’s low scoring and we’re not really in a rhythm,” he stated. “It’s natural for all of us to press a little bit, and that’s OK because we want to win football games and we’re all going to do individually what we can do to try to make plays and try to make things happen. I think at times we were all there.”

But the highlight, for higher or worse, is on Lawrence.

“We’ve just got to continue to keep throwing,” trainer Doug Pederson stated. “Keep putting him in situations like that. He’s going to get better. I’m not worried about that all. We have a lot of faith and trust in him, and he can definitely do the job. We’ve seen it this season. We’ve just got to keep working on it.”


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