Doug Marrone got “greedy” on final Jags possession

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The Jaguars’ four-game winning streak came to an end in Arizona on Sunday as the Cardinals took a 27-24 win when Phil Dawson hit a field goal on the final play of the game.

Dawson got a chance to make that kick because the Jaguars punted the ball away with 27 seconds left in the game, something that Jaguars coach Doug Marrone criticized himself for doing when the game was over. The Jaguars had the ball on their own 10-yard-line with 1:14 left to play and ran the clock down to 37 seconds with a T.J. Yeldon run on first down that seemed to signal overtime.

They changed gears from there, however. They only got four seconds off the clock on the next play as Blake Bortles fired an incomplete pass to Marqise Lee and the Cardinals were able to call their final timeout after stopping Leonard Fournette on third down.

“At the end of the game, I have to do a better job,” Marrone said, via the Florida Times-Union. “We ran the ball on first down and we got greedy. I should have run the ball, run the clock out and gone to overtime. That’s my fault.”

That the punt gave the Cardinals a chance to win in regulation may be on Marrone, but the Jags still had a chance to keep the Cardinals from picking up 22 yards on two pass plays that set Dawson up for the 57-yard try so there was more than one person responsible for Jacksonville’s first loss since Week Six.

25 responses to “Doug Marrone got “greedy” on final Jags possession

  1. I’ve watched Bill Belichick, I’ve studied Bill Belichick and you, sir, are no Bill Belichick. With that pass play, you may even be Hollywood Jack Del Rio.

  2. I like Doug Marrone, I think he’s done a good job so far, but that was a big mistake. We could have just knelt down 3 times and run out the clock. For gosh sakes, we were on our own 10 yard line with a minute left in the game. That offense of ours isn’t going to go 90 yards in one minute. We would have had a far better chance in overtime.

  3. he isn’t to bright at the end of halves he also screwed up with the spiked ball on 2nd down with a timeout left and 37 seconds on the clock in field goal range, only to get a sack and have to punt with time on the clock

  4. Missing top two WRs, two starting OL guys and Bortles as QB means this offense won’t be able to do much without our defense spotting us 14 points from turnovers.

    Sucks…

    Trade the whole draft for Baker Mayfield.

  5. Terrible coaching in the final minute.

    Passing on second down instead of running out the clock.

    Allowing the Cardinals to complete two passes on the sideline when they had no timeouts left.

    And letting them attempt a field goal without calling your own timeout.

  6. Hopefully, Marrone learns from this error. He has already turned the ship around in Jacksonville. Can’t assume the Jags will lose each week and this is with Bortles at QB.

  7. That was Tom Coughlin and Andy Reid-esque. The announcers were baffled. The kind of decision that should get a HC fired, and Marrone knows it. I’m surprised Bortles didn’t just audible out of it.

  8. Was a strange move by the jags. But when Patrick Peterson doesn’t allow any receptions, Chandler Jones was unlockable and the honey badger did his thing, the cards are hard to beat

  9. “At the end of the game, I have to do a better job,” Marrone said, via the Florida Times-Union. “We ran the ball on first down and we got greedy. I should have run the ball, run the clock out and gone to overtime. That’s my fault.”

    Bruce Arians recently said similar things the morning after a loss, taking the blame for the play calling on a failed 4th down conversion that lead to the Cards loss. A day later, Arians retracted his statement, saying it was a good call, but they simply just didn’t execute properly, effectively throwing his players under the bus.

    The Jags receiver dropped an easily catchable ball on 2nd down that effectively cost the Jags the game.

    So while Marrone could easily pull an Arians, Doug, don’t be that guy.

  10. Jags are doomed. Titans/Mariota will be bringing the heat to Division rivals Texans next Sunday, even more than yesterday’s contest versus other Division rivals Colts, who play the Jags next Sunday. 🤣

  11. As bad as the call was to throw it on that last drive, it was a 3 yd pass that hit Marqise Lee in stride, in the hands and he added to his league leading drop total. The narrative will be Blake is terrible. The truth is that his WRs do him no favors.

  12. Jags are doomed. Titans/Mariota will be bringing the heat to Division rivals Texans next Sunday, even more than yesterday’s contest versus other Division rivals Colts, who play the Jags next Sunday. 🤣
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    Dude. I ‘m a Titans fan but I’m not sure what you saw yesterday that would lead you to this conclusion. We look awful & will not win anything until Mularkey & Co are run out of town. Sadly feasting on a cupcake schedule seems it will keep them around another year or 2.

  13. The last two sequences with Jagwires possession were maddening. Even before that with Yeldon getting so many touches with the game on the line. Unless Fournette’s ankle was really bothering him, it made zero sense. It put too much of the onus on Bortles, because the Cards did not respect Yeldon’s relative (to Fournette) inability to break plays out of the backfield. He’s not even a better receiving option than Fournette. And blocking? Unless the coaches know more based upon reels and reels of film outside of what we see during games, Yeldon isn’t better in protections, either.

    So to have Yeldon out there on the penultimate possession was silly. Bortles ran more than anything else. And of course the Cards will just play zone and force Bortles to make a play with Chandler Jones breathing down his neck all second half. Naturally, he didn’t see HB sliding underneath his receiver for that INT.

    Then you get the ball back, tight formation and obvious run on 1st down, pinned deep in your own end… then the baffling passing play… then the coup d’grace… you FINALLY bring back Fournette to run on 3rd and 8 at your own 12 (instead of the previous possession while in Cards’ territory), predictably fall short of the line to gain and have to punt to the Cards with a short field and plenty of time to gain a few yards for a makeable field goal?

    That ain’t even greed, that was flat out MORONIC, those final two possessions. Personnel groupings AND play calling. Don’t know what he was thinking, or if he was, at all.

  14. rohinaz says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:28 am
    Was a strange move by the jags. But when Patrick Peterson doesn’t allow any receptions, Chandler Jones was unlockable and the honey badger did his thing, the cards are hard to beat
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    The only constant here is Jones being unblockable. Pat Pete has gotten torched a ton this year, and Mathieu has largely been invisible this season.

    However for one game, yes, all three were doing their thing.

  15. Ky Li says:
    November 27, 2017 at 8:30 am
    Missing top two WRs, two starting OL guys and Bortles as QB means this offense won’t be able to do much without our defense spotting us 14 points from turnovers.

    Sucks…

    Trade the whole draft for Baker Mayfield.
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    And end up with Manziel 2.0?

    As a Giants fan, I want to see the Jags succeed, but your line of thinking is the antithesis of such.

  16. Jags are misfiring on several cylinders.
    But running strong on the rest.
    Remember…this is a 3 win team last year.
    I’m proud of our turn around.
    Next year we should be smacking teams around on both sides of the ball.
    Seems like a million years since I had anything jaguars related to be proud of..feels good now.. yeah Marone dropped the ball. Ya Bortles is int prone…
    Ya we’ll get it fixed.
    Go jags!

  17. ifadethehaterade says:
    November 27, 2017 at 9:08 am
    That was Tom Coughlin and Andy Reid-esque. The announcers were baffled. The kind of decision that should get a HC fired, and Marrone knows it. I’m surprised Bortles didn’t just audible out of it.

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    Because its Blake that fool can’t audible out of a garbage can let alone a garbage play. its not 2015 and that was all garbage time stats

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