Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/18/12
Last week: 28 (-2) Record: 0-2 Remember when Blaine Gabbert looked like a functional quarterback? That was fun. Against Houston, Gabbert finished 7-19 for 53 yards, after leaving with an injury and in the middle of the 3rd quarter, he was averaging less than 1 yard per pass attempt. His pocket presence regressed as he was pressured on 8 of 23 drop backs, scrambling once, taking 3 sacks and going 1 for 4. He won’t face a defense as good as Houston’s every week, but he won’t face one as bad as Minnesota’s every week either. He’s got 14 games to prove he’s the future of the team, otherwise, the people who brought him in, especially his biggest backer GM Gene Smith, could be fired, leaving Gabbert’s future with the team murky at best. Studs FS Dwight Lowery: Did not allow a completion on 2 attempts, 2 solo tackles P Bryan Anger: 9 punts for 470 yards, 4 of 9 inside the 20, 5 returns for 77 yards, 43.7 net yards per punt Duds QB Blaine Gabbert: 7 of 19 for 53 yards and 1 touchdown, 2 bat...
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