2011 Jacksonville Jaguars season

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2011 Jacksonville Jaguars season
Head coach Jack Del Rio (fired November 29; 3–8 record)
Mel Tucker (interim; 2–3 record)
General manager Gene Smith
Owner Wayne Weaver
Home field EverBank Field
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 3rd AFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers RB Maurice Jones-Drew

The 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 17th season in the National Football League and the 9th under head coach Jack Del Rio, who was fired on November 29 and replaced on an interim basis by defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. The team had hoped to improve on their 8–8 record from 2010, but exceeded their loss total in Week 13, and were officially eliminated from postseason contention. With the 10th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, they selected quarterback Blaine Gabbert from the University of Missouri, and Gabbert would replace Luke McCown as the starting quarterback in Week 3.

The 2011 season saw a dramatic increase in production from the Jaguars defense. This was due in part to off-season acquisitions Dwight Lowery, Dawan Landry, and Drew Coleman in the secondary; linebackers Clint Session and Paul Posluszny; and defensive linemen Matt Roth and John Chick. The development of players such as Terrance Knighton, Tyson Alualu, and Jeremy Mincey also helped improve the pass rush. Even after suffering a multitude of injuries, the Jaguars defense managed to finish with the 6th ranked overall defense in the NFL (The team had finished 28th overall in 2010). Jacksonville's offense, however, was not as efficient. The Jaguars finished last in the NFL in passing yards and total offensive yards gained in 2011.

Offseason[edit]

2011 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2011 NFL Draft
2011 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Selections
Draft order Player Position Height Weight College
Round Overall
1 10 [a] Blaine Gabbert Quarterback 6'5 234 lb Missouri
3 76 [b] Will Rackley Guard 6'3 309 lb Lehigh
4 114 Cecil Shorts III Wide receiver 6'0 193 lb Mount Union
4 121 [c] Chris Prosinski Safety 6'1 201 lb Wyoming
5 147 Rod Issac Defensive back 5'10 196 lb Middle Tennessee
^[a] The Jaguars acquired this first-round selection in a trade that sent a 2011 first-round and a second-round selection to the Washington Redskins.
^[b] The Jaguars acquired this third-round selection in a trade that sent a 2011 third-round and a sixth-round selection to the San Francisco 49ers.
^[c] The Jaguars acquired this fourth-round selection in a trade that sent a 2010 fifth-round selection to the New Orleans Saints.
The Jaguars traded their seventh-round selection to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for G Justin Smiley.

Preseason[edit]

Schedule[edit]

The Jaguars' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 7:30 p.m. EDT at New England Patriots L 12–47 0–1 Gillette Stadium WTEV-TV Recap
2 August 19 8:00 p.m. EDT Atlanta Falcons W 15–13 1–1 EverBank Field FOX Recap
3 August 27 7:00 p.m. EDT at Buffalo Bills L 32–35 (OT) 1–2 Ralph Wilson Stadium WTEV-TV Recap
4 September 1 7:30 p.m. EDT St. Louis Rams L 17–24 1–3 EverBank Field WTEV-TV Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 1:00 p.m. EDT Tennessee Titans W 16–14 1–0 EverBank Field CBS Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. EDT at New York Jets L 3–32 1–1 MetLife Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 25 1:00 p.m. EDT at Carolina Panthers L 10–16 1–2 Bank of America Stadium CBS Recap
4 October 2 1:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans Saints L 10–23 1–3 EverBank Field Fox Recap
5 October 9 1:00 p.m. EDT Cincinnati Bengals L 20–30 1–4 EverBank Field CBS Recap
6 October 16 1:00 p.m. EDT at Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–17 1–5 Heinz Field CBS Recap
7 October 24 8:30 p.m. EDT Baltimore Ravens W 12–7 2–5 EverBank Field ESPN Recap
8 October 30 1:00 p.m. EDT at Houston Texans L 14–24 2–6 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
9 Bye
10 November 13 1:00 p.m. EST at Indianapolis Colts W 17–3 3–6 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
11 November 20 1:00 p.m. EST at Cleveland Browns L 10–14 3–7 Cleveland Browns Stadium CBS Recap
12 November 27 1:00 p.m. EST Houston Texans L 13–20 3–8 EverBank Field CBS Recap
13 December 5 8:30 p.m. EST San Diego Chargers L 14–38 3–9 EverBank Field ESPN Recap
14 December 11 1:00 p.m. EST Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 41–14 4–9 EverBank Field Fox Recap
15 December 15 8:20 p.m. EST at Atlanta Falcons L 14–41 4–10 Georgia Dome NFLN Recap
16 December 24 1:00 p.m. EST at Tennessee Titans L 17–23 4–11 LP Field CBS Recap
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. EST Indianapolis Colts W 19–13 5–11 EverBank Field CBS Recap

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week One: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 0 7 7 14
Jaguars 7 3 3 3 16

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 2: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Two: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 0 0 0 3
Jets 9 6 14 3 32

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 3: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Three: Jacksonville Jaguars at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 10 0 0 10
Panthers 2 3 3 8 16

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

Week 4: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Four: New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 7 6 3 23
Jaguars 0 10 0 0 10

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 5: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Five: Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 6 0 17 30
Jaguars 7 6 0 7 20

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 6: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Six: Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 3 7 3 13
Steelers 7 10 0 0 17

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 58°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 62,934
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Game Recap
Game information

Week 7: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Seven: Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 0 0 7 7
Jaguars 3 3 3 3 12

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 8: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Eight: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 7 0 7 14
Texans 7 0 7 10 24

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

Week 10: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Ten: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 0 7 7 17
Colts 0 3 0 0 3

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 64,619
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein
  • Game Recap
Game information

Week 11: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Eleven: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 7 0 3 10
Browns 0 7 0 7 14

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 57°F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 63,498
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
  • Game Recap
Game information

Week 12: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Twelve: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 7 13 0 0 20
Jaguars 7 3 0 3 13

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 13: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Thirteen: San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 10 14 7 7 38
Jaguars 0 14 0 0 14

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 5
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 67°F (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 62,743
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden and Sal Paolantonio
Game information

Week 14: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Fourteen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 7 0 0 14
Jaguars 0 28 0 13 41

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 58°F (Rain)
  • Game attendance: 62,562
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (Fox): Sam Rosen and Chad Pennington
Game information

Week 15: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Fifteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 0 7 7 14
Falcons 10 17 14 0 41

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information

Week 16: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Sixteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 3 0 7 17
Titans 10 7 3 3 23

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 44°F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
Game information

Week 17: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Seventeen: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 3 3 7 13
Jaguars 7 3 6 3 19

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Standings[edit]

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Houston Texans 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 381 278 L3
Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 325 317 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 243 329 W1
Indianapolis Colts 2 14 0 .125 2–4 2–10 243 430 L1

Coaching staff[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars 2011 staff
Front Office
  • Chairman/CEO – Wayne Weaver
  • Senior Vice President of Football Operations/General Counsel – Paul Vance
  • General Manager/Senior Vice President of Player Personnel – Gene Smith
  • Director of Football Administration – Tim Walsh
  • Director of Player Personnel – Terry McDonough
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Louis Clark
  • Assistant Director of College Personnel – Tim Mingey

Head Coaches

  • Interim Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator – Mel Tucker

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2011 Jacksonville Jaguars final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 25 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

Awards and records[edit]

  • Maurice Jones-Drew, Franchise Record, Most Rushing Yards in One Season (1,606).
  • Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011 NFL Rushing Yards Leader.

References[edit]