The Jacksonville Jaguars suddenly find themselves in a tough spot. The team that found itself two wins from a Super Bowl appearance a year ago, now finds itself in an 0-2 hole already facing a “must win” situation in only week three. No team in NFL history has ever recovered from an 0-3 start to come back and win the Super Bowl. But to David Garrard, history is just that.
“We can’t be thinking about ‘Oh man, we’re 0-2’,” said Garrard on his cell phone. “We have to take it one game at a time like we always have been, but we really have to do that. We just need to start winning games and everything will take care of itself.”
So far in 2008 things haven’t taken care of themselves for the Jaguars like they did in 2007. The Jags have lost their first two games by a total of 10 points and have lost the services of two starting offensive lineman (Guards Vince Manuwai and Maurice Williams) for the rest of the season. Additionally, starting center Brad Meester is still recovering from off-season surgery and back up tackle Richard Collier was also lost for the season after he was shot sitting in his car and will spend the rest of the year on IR.
“Nobody sees these kinds of things coming,” said Garrard. “Our prayers are with Richard. We hope he comes back healthy, but these other teams are not going to feel sorry for us or give us a pass just because this has happened (with the offensive line). We lost other lineman in the first game and now we just have to come together for this next game.” Read more →