Loss of confidence is what I blame on JT's recent performances. Like anything in life, once your confidence is hurt (e.g. a man loses his hair, a man has to start taking "the blue pill", a man gets fat, etc. etc. etc.) he will always be that kind of person that reflects "Al Bundy" style of the days of old "when I was once able to....".
I agree completely that a position should always be in competition because competition is the spice of life and keeps a man honest and working hard and always trying to improve; without it your bald, limp, and fat while with competition that same guy grows a goatee, starts hitting the gym to get his testosterone improved, and loses some weight.
JT - something has happened in the last few months. He doesn't seem excited to play and is unsure of ball placement via the air or if he should run; the JT of old would have ran for open space a hell of a lot more than he did last night and there were several chances to do so. It makes me wonder if it is not him at all; if the coaches have gotten in his head about hanging in the pocket... the thing is he's not that kind of QB and is now out of the realm to which he has always thrived on (check passing lanes quickly, if nothing, run for 20 yards).
I love JT - I have defended him on every single thread against him. I am, in a weird way, defending him now by stating that I think it ultimately is the coaching staff that has clipped his wings and ability to run vice pass.