Two days removed from landing the job, Mel Tucker last week handled his first NFL conference call as Jacksonville Jaguars interim head coach in smooth fashion.
He spoke eloquently to San Diego media about his stout running game. He discussed his defense's goal to be plus-two in the turnover margin each game.
Then arose a question of how rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert handles the pass rush.
"I've seen Blaine," Tucker said with a pause. "I've, I've seen — I have not — I don't see Blaine as a, as a, as a guy — I see Blaine do his best to stand in there and complete passes and deliver the ball. That's what I see."
Under pressure, Tucker sputtered, and guess what? Gabbert does, too.
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