The Blaine Gabbert era may finally, mercifully be over. The team announced that starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert will be out in week two against the Oakland Raiders with a laceration on his hand. The news means backup Chad Henne will once again be called upon to fill in for Gabbert.
Blaine Gabbert will not play this week due to laceration on his hand. #Jaguars— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) September 9, 2013
The fact is, the current regime inherited Blaine Gabbert, and with a weak quarterback market, they had little choice but to roll with the former tenth overall pick. In his third season, Gabbert has yet to develop into the franchise quarterback the team had been looking for when they drafted him, and suddenly, it seems that Chad Henne has a golden opportunity to steal the job.
To be realistic, Chad Henne isn’t a guy we expect to wow us throughout the regular season, if he does indeed take and hold the Jaguars’ starting job. By all accounts, he’s not a quarterback ready to make the leap to the upper tiers of the NFL, but he would give the team an opportunity to win some football games, something they don’t appear able to do with Gabbert under center.
Let’s be clear on this point though; Blaine Gabbert’s reign isn’t completely over. He may be able to come back from this injury and lead the team. Although he’s out for the immediate future, Chad Henne was completely unimpressive during preseason action, meaning the competition at quarterback may be as open as ever, even with Blaine Gabbert on the sideline.
The Jaguars will likely try to hold off making any permanent decisions until Justin Blackmon and Marcedes Lewis rejoin the team’s offensive lineup. They’re just not the same without two playmakers in the passing game missing, and it’s probably unfair to completely write Gabbert off until we see him play with those two players. Still, this wasn’t the start the Jaguars were looking for, and even though the team sports a new general manager, a new head coach and a brand new look, they appear to be a reboot of last year’s 2-14 team. If that’s the case, the Blaine Gabbert era is likely over.
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I call you loser because you don't know any better than to root for a team that rumor has it is gonna fold - did you hear me? loser. Tebow is a damn good human being and that's the reason why people like you speak out and say he can't play football..... Before you start talking about something you know nothing about, why don't you do some research??? When Tebow was with the Broncos, he was getting better and better. The Pittsburgh playoff game - He threw for more yards against them than any team all year - stick that in your pipe and smoke it.... As a football fan, as a Tebow fan, I'd like to see him on a team.... Jacksonville is a no brainer - they can't suck any more than they already do.... Tebow WILL GIVE THEM A CHANCE.... oh forget it, the owner let's others make the decisions, so it ain't gonna happen.... AND if others like you in Jacksonville can't see that Tebow is a Winner, I'd rather have him end up with the Raiders - another NFL Owner that doesn't know what they're doing. ENJOY LOSING LOSER!!! I tried to root for your team getting Tebow, you don't want him - have fun wearing your Jacksonville Jerseys when the team is no longer around - and what's up with those NEW UGLY HELMETS??? UGLY!!!
Please don't bring in Teblow, if you do that will mean we'll have the three worse QB's in the league on our squad.
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@Jaxjhawk Hey loser, I'm trying to to keep the Jaguars in the league, if they keep losing and no one goes to the games you will be a worse loser than you are now.... I like Tebow, and I've watched football for decades - I know a winner when I see one.... Tebow is a winner.... ya get him on Jacksonville's team and give him a chance to understand the playbook and he'll bring that city a championship.
@MikeAnderson @Jaxjhawk the reason I don't want Tebow is that I have actually had verbal confirmation from somebody on the Broncos staff that Tebow CAN'T READ DEFENSES. He cannot play in this league, get over it. And never assume you been watching football longer than someone else. My family were season ticket holders since 1965, I went to every Chiefs game from 1965 - 1980 and since 1995 I have only miss three games. I like Tim Tebow, I like him a great deal as a person, but I DO NOT WANT HIM AS MY QUARTERBACK. By the way, what are you like 12 with your stupid cut downs. Grow up.
@Jaxjhawk @MikeAnderson and you act like a loser a big loser - lol... no wonder why you don't like Tebow, you like losers, you even pay for season tickets to keep the losing streak going. did your two favorite losing teams play each other last week? or is it this week? watching them play has to be like watching your sister kiss you - maybe they'll end up in a tie so neither one gets a loss - wouldn't that be special - lol.... enjoy your losing teams play LOSER - LOL ....Aren't you glad you put Tebow down, cause God works in mysterious ways... He told me to write you, defend Tim Tebow and tell you how much of a loser you are = lol.... bye loser - lol...... and you wonder why your teams are losing - stop puting people down like Tebow - OR THE TRUTH of you being the loser will come out - LOSER.
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