Sunday, February 24, 2013
Gabbing about Gabbert
By AJ Mass
Will accentuating the positive truly eliminate the negative? That seems to be the approach of new Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, and it's why he's feeling good about the prospects of Blaine Gabbert as his starting quarterback.
"He started off real well, he was on fire, and you said, 'Wow,’" Bradley told ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky. "After that, the inconsistency started showing up. So I think there are enough bright spots. We’re so competitive, we’re saying all we have to do is start out like he did in Minnesota and have that be more consistent in his game."
Of course, if Gabbert throws three picks on his first three passes, that excitement might go right out the window, but at least for now, it appears that the Jaguars are prepared to build their offense around the things they believe he can do well. Besides, it's not like there's a franchise quarterback sitting there at the No. 2 pick for the taking. What else do you expect this team to say right now?
Paul KuharskyBradley sees good in Gabbert (and Jags)
"Perhaps the third staff Gabbert plays under is able to pull the best out of him more regularly. Perhaps not. While Bradley and his assistants try, they need to upgrade the framework of the team so that whoever winds up under center in the long run has an optimal chance at success."