West Coast haunts Jaguars again in San Francisco
Jacksonville’s second trip to the West Coast resembled the first.
Del Rio and his players insisted Monday that the cross-country flight, the three-hour time difference and the altered routine had nothing to do with the team’s performance.
“If we did that at home, it would be the same outcome,” fullback
It could help that Jacksonville’s next three games – against Houston, Miami and Indianapolis – are at home, about 2,500 miles from the West Coast.
“I don’t really think it matters if we go west,” defensive lineman
“Everybody plays better at home. You’re just more comfortable. You’re not in a strange locker room. You stay right close to the facility the night before and all that. We just have to play better.”
Although Garrard threw for 307 yards, the offense was pretty much one-dimensional all day.
“We’ve got to do better execution in critical situations,” guard
Jacksonville was more solid on defense, holding
“It’s a thing that you want to match the other defense’s intensity,” Ellison said. “If they’re getting sacks, you want to get sacks as well or takeaways or interceptions or cause fumbles. You want to match or do better than the other defense. We just have to play better than the other team’s defense.”
That didn’t happen in San Francisco. Not in Seattle, either.
“We all work real hard to put our teams in good situations,” Del Rio said. “How we travel, bus, what time, coaches work hard at that stuff. There’s no secret formula. We just did not execute well in the two games out there.”