Quarterback- Grade F
It wasn’t just David Garrard’s fault, but the Jaguars offense stalled and he was part of the problem, not part of the solution. Garrard’s 13-30, 135 yard, one interception game is simply not good enough to beat a good team, much less an undefeated team like Indy. Garrard was mostly inaccurate, and he held on to the ball far too long.
Running backs- Grade B
The Jaguars backs didn’t have a lot of room to run, but they made the most of it. Maurice Jones-Drew added two more touchdowns (five in the last two games), and Fred Taylor averaged nearly five yards per carry.
Offensive line- Grade C
The pass protection wasn’t great, but it wasn’t as bad as many had originally thought. They moved the Titans defensive line to the tune of 140 yards rushing.
Wide receivers- Grade D
The receivers had trouble getting separation and although they made most of the routine catches, they didn’t make any spectacular plays, and spectacular plays were necessary.
Tight ends- Grade C
Marcedes Lewis caught a nice ball in the seam and Richard Angulo showed off his tough running skills after a reception. They also did a very solid job of blocking.
Defensive line- Grade C
The Jaguars line had virtually no pass rush on Kerry Collins, as he could’ve completely avoided laundry service and a shower following the game. They did do a fairly solid job of stopping the Titans running game though.
Linebackers- Grade B
I thought the Jaguars linebacking corps played pretty well, as they weren’t many missed tackles and tight ends did not expose them.
Cornerbacks- Grade D
Rashean Mathis must have been bored following the game being that the Titans didn’t test him at all. Brian Williams and Drayton Florence received most of the action and they were clearly not up to the task.
Safeties- Grade F
Although Gerald Sensabaugh played okay, Reggie Nelson should give back his paycheck for the game. Nelson was repeatedly soft, choosing not to body tackle anyone and he was late in his help defense. The play that may have summed it up best for Nelson was when a pass went off the hands of Lavelle Hawkins in the second half and he watched it bounce on the ground in front of him without even making an attempt at the ball.
Special teams- Grade D
The Jaguars special teams units weren’t awful, but they weren’t especially productive either. Adam Podlesh had many short punts with poor hang time, and Brian Witherspoon kicked a ball out of bounds on a kickoff on the Jaguars own three-yard line. Throw in two more penalties for ineligible men down field and although it wasn’t a complete disaster, it wasn’t a very good performance.