We can cope with this awful season by creating our own self-deprecating chants. The Jaguars describe being on the other side of yesterday’s crazy finish. Tyrod Taylor has exceeded expectations for Buffalo. Kendrick Lewis‘ brick hands are just as much to blame as Elvis Dumervil‘s face mask penalty. Will Hill body slammed a guy.
John Eisenberg of Ravens media doesn’t blame the referees for the Ravens’ loss against the Jaguars. He doesn’t even blame Elvis Dumervil (well, not completely). He, like me, places more blame on Kendrick Lewis, who had an easy opportunity for an interception and let it slip through his arms.
Nathan Beaucage of Baltimore Beatdown has a solution for Ravens fans to cope with this lost season – creating your own self-deprecating chant. Fans of a different type of football have been doing it for years. Nathan includes a video of the top 10 self-deprecating chants from soccer fans in Europe.
Rich Dubroff (who is usually CSN’s Orioles Insider) gives us the Jaguars’ point of view of the crushing loss. Paul Posluszny, a player who despite a good career has never been on a team with a winning record, said after the game, “I’ve never been a part of anything like that. It looks like it’s over. The crowd’s counting down, 3,2,1. Then you see a flag. It was crazy, crazy that it worked out like that way.”
Tyrod Taylor has exceeded expectations in Buffalo this year. He has been efficient in both the passing and running games, according to Samuel Feldman of numberFire. Out of 31 qualifying quarterbacks, he ranks 11th in Passing NEP per play, which is quite good for a player who many thought would be a career backup.
After a catch and run for a first down by Bryan Walters, Will Hill picked him up and slammed him to the ground. Somehow, the play didn’t draw a penalty flag. Here is a GIF of the play from SB Nation’s James Dator.