Garrard played well, as one would expect him to do going against one of the league’s worst pass defenses; however, two crucial mistakes in the passing game proved to be devastating to the Jaguars, especially the overtime interception. Both of Garrard’s interceptions were terrible throws.
On the positive side, Mike Thomas enjoyed a decent game and made several key plays. Jason Hill contributed 77 yards on four catches in his first start as a Jaguar. Mike Sims-Walker had a nifty 31 yard catch and run. Marcedes Lewis was largely absent in the passing game.
F- (is there such a thing as an “F Minus?” If not, the Jaguars’ rushing offense just invented it)
Who was the Jaguars’ leading rusher? Oh, David Garrard, with 39 yards. Need I say more? To Rashad Jennings’ credit, the offensive line didn’t give him holes much larger than a pinhead, if any at all.
The Jaguars rushmen and linebackers were fairly good against the run for most of the game. Tyson Alualu and Austen Lane each made tackles for losses. Daryl Smith had another outstanding game. Safety Courtney Greene also made several bit hits.[smartads]
Whether or not his foot came down in bounds, Derrick Cox’s endzone interception was a thing of beauty. Rashean Mathis played one of his better games of the season. Don Carey blew a coverage on a long Santana Moss catch that was the secondary’s only real breakdown, with the exception of an early touchdown pass by Rex Grossman.
The Jaguars most consistent unit of the 2010 season had a rough going against the Redskins. Scobee followed up a terrible opening kickoff with a personal foul penalty (the idea of a kicker getting flagged for a personal foul makes me chuckle proudly), and he also missed an early field goal. Podlesh punted well with the exception of one touchback that should have been an easy opportunity to pin the Redskins deep in their own territory. Other than a 21-yard punt return by Mike Thomas, the returner game was mediocre at best.