Found October 20, 2012 on
I've enjoyed my time off for the bye week, but I'm back, and it's time to talk about the Jaguars as they come off their bye week to play the Oakland Raiders.
Sunday's game in Oakland is scheduled to begin at 4:25 PM, and it features a pair of 1-4 franchises. While both of the featured teams are anything but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, it would be a long stretch for either of them to make the playoffs.
For the Jaguars, it's been a disappointing season on almost all fronts. Blaine Gabbert looks, well, like Blaine Gabbert, and Justin Blackmon hasn't been nearly as proficient at the pro level as was hoped. Finally, the Jaguars' defense has taken a decisive step in the wrong direction, and there's been next to no pass rush generated by the front four.
With all that said, this week is all about finding a silver lining in an otherwise abysmal year. More specifically, we should be looking for Blaine Gabbert to show real developm...
BEST OF MAXIM
On a day in which the Jaguars gave away a considerable lead to the Raiders, we may have a bit of good news.
Per Mike Florio of PFT, sources with knowledge of the situation say the Jaguars don't believe quarterback Blaine Gabbert has any broken bones. According to the source, an MRI is scheduled for Monday to verify what exactly Gabbert's injury is.
Gabbert was pulled...
Too often in life, we don't miss thing something until it's gone. That vary theme came to life Sunday afternoon in the Jaguars' loss to the Oakland Raiders.
In the first half of today's game, Blaine Gabbert was hit on a play in which the Raiders were offsides. The hit would eventually result in Blaine Gabbert leaving the game with a shoulder injury, and it led...
Maurice Jones-Drew on crutches with left foot injuryJacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was carted off the field during today’s game against the Raiders. He ended up walking back to the sidelines on crutches with his left foot in a walking boot.Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert also went down with a shoulder injury and never returned. Chad Henne ended up coming...
For the first time since Blaine Gabbert led the Jacksonville Jaguars into Browns Stadium last November, Browns Nation enters a real NFL game with legitimate expectations of victory. Today it’s in Indianapolis against the Colts, a team in the early stages of a rebuild that’s lost its head coach Chuck Pagano to a battle with leukemia, and also about half of its starters on the...
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and quarterback Blaine Gabbert left Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders in the first half with injuries.
Jones-Drew left in the first quarter with an injured left foot and Gabbert was replaced by Chad Henne in the second quarter with a left shoulder injury. The Jaguars said the return for both players is questionable...
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O, boy o boy is this matchup the one to keep a close eye on!
I kid because I care, but seriously these teams practically draw zero interest by the entire nation.
After all, two of these quarterbacks have been brutal albeit one a bit more than the other.
Jacksonville’s Blaine Gabbert could shock...