LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — On a Jacksonville Jaguars’ second descent play, rookie receiver Allen Hurns was far-reaching open down a right side of a field, during slightest 5 yards over cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
Chad Henne speckled him and delivered a round on a money. It landed right in Hurns’ hands.
And he bobbled it. And he bobbled it some more. And afterwards it fell to a ground.
“We need to make that play,” Henne said. “And we’re able of creation that play.”
Had Hurns held it and kept running, a Jaguars would have had an early lead on a Washington Redskins. Instead, they didn’t measure until they were in a three-touchdown hole Sunday on a approach to a 41-10 beatdown.
Maybe that one play wouldn’t have altered much, though Hurns — a undrafted receiver who was a large warn in his pro entrance a prior week — had done a large rookie mistake.
“Just perplexing to run though carrying a ball,” he said. “I usually changed though carrying it.”
The detriment forsaken a Jaguars to 0-2 for a third uninterrupted season. Henne was sacked a franchise-record 10 times. The Jaguars gained 148 sum yards — and 117 came on dual plays.
“This one hurts now. There’s some pain,” Jacksonville manager Gus Bradley said. “But we consider we’ve got to spin these wounds into wisdom.”
The Jaguars showed some guarantee in their deteriorate opener, holding a 17-0 over a Philadelphia Eagles before losing 34-17. Hurns even warranted a mark in a record books, apropos a initial actor in joining story to locate dual touchdown passes in a initial entertain of an NFL debut.
But they didn’t get past midfield opposite a Redskins until they were trailing 21-0 in a final dual mins of a initial half. That means they authorised 55 unanswered points over tools of dual games — until Henne strike Marcedes Lewis for a 63-yard measure with 1:40 to go in a second quarter.
Lewis, however, competence not play again for a while. He suffered a high left ankle twist on a initial play of a third entertain and was carted to a locker room. Also, Hurns harmed his left ankle and was scheduled for X-rays.
“We’re going to have some flourishing pains,” Bradley said. “And we know that’s maybe not an excusable answer, though we’re not negligence things down. We’ve got to speed up. We’re on this competition and this competition has to speed up, as distant as maturity, and a guys have got to play a unchanging turn of football.”
“This game, we didn’t get better. In this game, we weren’t during a best.”
The Jaguars struggled notwithstanding a Redskins losing authorization quarterback Robert Griffin III to a dislocated left ankle in a initial quarter. Washington also played many of a diversion though receiver DeSean Jackson, who sprained his left shoulder.
Two plays after Griffin was hurt, backup Kirk Cousins strike fullback Darrel Young for a 20-yard touchdown pass for a game’s initial score.
Despite a biased game, Bradley pronounced there was “never a consideration” to put No. 3 altogether collect Blake Bortles in a game.
“I wanted to see Chad quarrel by it,” Bradley said. “He did quarrel by it. In all 3 phases, we need to weigh some things, and not usually only players, though coaching decisions.”
NOTES: Henne finished 14 of 28 for 193 yards. … The Jaguars had formerly never authorised some-more than 8 sacks in a game. It happened twice in a 2001 season.
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