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From Knucklehead to Spearhead: Jaguars’ David Garrard Needed Comeback

Published by on October 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

With under five minutes left in Sunday's game, Jaguars quarterback David Garrard seemed to have lobbed a softball to the St. Louis Rams and his detractors.

His absent-minded screen pass to fullback Greg Jones hung in the air in front of Rams defensive end Leonard Little, an indictment of the tunnel-vision that critics have cited in deriding Garrard as a subpar signal-caller. As Little raced toward the end zone and a 17-13 lead for St. Louis, Garrard had—for the moment—blown the game.

Having already turned the ball over twice inside the Rams' 20-yard line, the Jaguars' meager advantage had been mostly a product of their suffocating defense.

After allowing a touchdown on St. Louis' first drive, Jacksonv...

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