The LA Chargers are hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3 and the game did not start in an ideal way for the Bolts. Justin Herbert is playing hurt and the first four drives proved that as the Bolts punted twice, threw a pick and fumbled.
This gave Jacksonville multiple chances to score and while the Chargers' D held them to field goals twice, Trevor Lawrence was able to find the endzone after the fumble. Lawrence found Zay Jones in the back of the endzone to give the Jaguars a 13-0 lead that had Chargers fans fuming.
If the touchdown was not enough to upset Chargers fans, Jones' celebration after the touchdown definitely would have sparked some outrage. Jones hit not one, but two, iconic Chargers celebrations in the endzone as he flipped the ball like LaDainian Tomlinson and then followed it up with Shawne Merriman's iconic lights-out celebration.
This was a calculated shot at the Chargers by Zay Jones.
Jones definitely knew what he was doing and he knows that those players mean to the Chargers. Prior to playing for the Jaguars, Zay Jones was one of the weapons on the Raiders' offense. He was in the thick of that rivalry and knows how to rile up Chargers fans.
It definitely did rile up fans. Our fiends over at the Guilty as Charged Podcast are at the game and saw the celebration firsthand for themselves. Ironically enough, Chargers fans were so deep in their feelings that nobody really got all that outraged.
Instead, you see more fans saying that the Chargers deserve to be clowned on by Jones. Chargers fans are definitely lacking confidence after how this game started.
The Chargers were able to respond to Jones' touchdown celebration with a touchdown drive of their own. Hopefully, this can be the exact kind of bulletin board material that gets the team going and allows them to beat a Jaguars team that they were 6.5-point favorites over at kickoff.
Depending on when you are reading this, you may already know the outcome of this game. Hopefully, you are looking back at this and laughing at Jones for igniting the Chargers, not looking back at this with rage because the Bolts lost.