Found August 29, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:


Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey indicated that he wouldn’t mind seeing quarterback Blaine Gabbert take off and run more this season.

“I think we need to see him run a little more. There were a couple of times in Baltimore that there were some holes there and we could have made some positive yards. Those are things I think we will get to, but as far as his ability to read defenses and throw in the right place, he has been very good. I think his accuracy has been better. I think a lot of that has to do with his balance in the pocket,’’ Mularkey said per the Florida Times Union.

Gabbert has certainly improved this offseason and if he’s able to use his athletic ability more, it would be something else opposing defenses would have to account for.


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