After Luke McCown‘s implosion in Sunday’s 32-3 loss to the Jets — in which he tallied a woeful 1.8 passer rating — the Jaguars’ journeyman QB took responsibility for the debacle.
“For whatever reason, (I) felt a little short throwing the football,” McCown told The Associated Press on Monday. “It starts with me. The ball’s in my hands first. Obviously, we all have to do better. But it starts with me, and I’m going to get it fixed.”
Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio was pelted with questions about the QB’s future Monday, but few teams have patience for a guy who goes 6-of-19 passing for 59 yards with four picks. The plan was to give rookie Blaine Gabbert time to learn, but he could be pressed into service as soon as this Sunday at Carolina, where Cam Newton has left no questions about who leads the Panthers.
McCown — job in jeopardy — was operating with noticeably less clout after the Jaguars’ loss, shifting his focus to life’s core values.
“You want to crawl under a rock for a little while last night,” he said. “The great thing about having kids is they don’t care how many picks you throw. I walk in the house and they were glad I was home. Today’s a new day. I woke up this morning and the sun was there. … It’s another day to prepare and get better. As bad as it feels, it only counts as one loss.”
– Marc Sessler