JACKSONVILLE – Trevor Lawrence said it best.
"There's not much left to say," the Jaguars' rookie quarterback said after a 30-10 loss to San Francisco 49ers at TIAA Bank Field Sunday.
Lawrence is right. This was as one-sided a loss as the Jaguars have had in the first season with Lawrence as quarterback and Urban Meyer as head coach.
The 49ers dominated offensively. They dominated defensively. When the 49ers weren't dominating, the Jaguars were committing costly early penalties that allowed the San Francisco offense extra opportunities on a day when it didn't need extra help.
The 49ers controlled time of possession. They controlled total yards. They controlled tempo. They used 13:05 on the first drive and had 17 points on 34 offensive plays when Jaguars had run four offensive plays. The Jaguars trailed 20-3 at halftime and scored their lone touchdown when they trailed 30-3 with 3:04 remaining.
This was thorough a loss as you get in the NFL, folks. Not much more to say than that.
We'll discuss it anyway, because that's what we do.
Let's get to it …
Jeremy from Wise, VA
*@&!. Interpret that however you like. So many appropriate options.
The Jaguars were really bad offensively for a fourth consecutive game Sunday, producing 83 first-half yards and 200 overall. They went three and out on the game's first possession and only had seven total possessions. The defense committed so many costly penalties early it was hard to say which was most costly. The Jaguars had some momentum and positivity entering the game. That's gone and the task now is to get it back.
Nick from Palm Coast, FL
Come on. I have to admit we have a deficiency on kickoff. He's only reaching the 10-yard line.
This was the much-anticipated, oft-ballyhooed, sometimes-pertinent First Email of the Game. It referenced Jaguars kicker Matthew Wright, who continues to perform kickoff duties after taking them over from punter Logan Cooke. Yes, Wright kicks shorter than Cooke. No, he doesn't have a particularly strong leg on kickoffs. The Jaguars made this move to reduce Cooke's workload and to prevent injury, which is sometimes a concern when punters kickoff because of a difference in motion. It's a thing. Is it a huge thing? Not enough yet for the Jaguars to make a move.
Jim from Jacksonville
Did the Jaguars have to sign a non-compete clause?
OK, that was pretty funny.
Zac from Austin, tejas
....aaaaaaand a 3 and out to start. Great.
This was the less-ballyhooed Second Email of the Game. It came after the Jaguars indeed had a three-and-out on their first possession, which came after a 20-play, 13:05 game-opening drive by the 49ers consumed most of the first quarter. It also gave the 49ers a 3-0 lead and a lot of momentum. So, yeah … the three and out was discouraging. Quite.
JT from Palm Coast
Even with all the issues we have on offense, this team shouldn't be this inept on that side of the ball. Defense sadly deserves better.
Nancy from Negative
At this point the question must be asked. Since 2010 have the Jaguars been drafting trash players on purpose because Owner Shad Khan loves losing?
I suppose questions must be asked. I don't know that they must be this ridiculous.
Claudio from Barcelona, Spain
Hi Zone! I don't want Jenkins on my team. Hope he takes the next Greyhound to his town. We don't need such an undisciplined player. It's a true shame. It's hard enough tolerate our level of play, to endure that kind of stupidity…
You're referencing Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins being ejected in the first half for throwing a punch. The penalty gave the 49ers a first down in the second quarter when a nice play by safety Andrew Wingard on wide receiver Deebo Samuel on third down appeared to have stopped a 49ers drive and forced a field-goal attempt. It appeared to be a marginal call, but it was nonetheless avoidable. And it's far from the first avoidable mistake by Jenkins this season along these lines. It cost the Jaguars four points. This team's not good enough to cavalierly give away four points and win. Sigh.
Hill from Denver, CO
Second-worst team in the league. It's not even close.
Well, it's certainly close.
Renee from Duval
John, The Refs are biased GO Jaguars
Referees aren't biased, and a few of the calls that cost the Jaguars early were a bit marginal. I didn't love the unsportsmanlike on Jenkins. Still, it has happened too often this season.
Josh from Atlanta
It sure wasn't good.
Jason from Jacksonville
How safe is Derrell Bevel's job?
I don't expect the Jaguars to make coaching staff changes during the season. I haven't been around Head Coach Urban Meyer long enough to know how he will assess the situation after the season. I understand a lot of people are criticizing offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell right now, which is understandable considering how the offense is playing. There's not a lot at the skill positions right now. I just don't know how much different play-calling is going to do with the offense this compressed. Maybe I'm wrong. It's happened before.
Garrett from Edgewater
Why, oh why Zone can this team not get a clue? Defense off the field multiple times in the first half. Rayshawn Jenkins and [cornerback] Shaq Griffin are huge disappointments. But this team is just embarrassing. I regularly scold my parents for procreating Jacksonville. If there was even the slightest emotion tying me to another team I'd be out. But noooo. Same sad song since '95.
Be nice to your parents. Christmas will be here before you know it.