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While Gardner Minshew folded in prime time for the Jaguars, James Robinson seized the moment

Thursday Night Football saw Gardner Minshew pass up an opportunity to show he can be more than a tank-proof quarterback, that he can actually be a long-term answer at the position for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Against Miami, with his top receiver (D.J. Chark) missing, Minshew went similarly missing in action against a team whose defense had plenty of weak links to exploit.

It’s certainly true that Minshew didn’t have a whole lot of help — Chris Conley dropped a pair of passes that could have made things look significantly better, and tackle Cam Robinson got ejected from the game for trying to making contact with an official after a fumble. But the bottom line is that Minshew didn’t rise to the occasion in the way his opposite number Ryan Fitzpatrick did.

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