Found May 14, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Getty Images Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey wanted to make sure everyone knows who the current starting quarterback is and that there won’t be a competition during this year’s training camp. Mularkey has stated that they’ll be going with second year signal caller Blaine Gabbert. “No, it’s not (a competition). Blaine’s our starting quarterback.” Mularkey has been impressed with how well Gabbert has handled the negativity that’s been following him after a bad rookie season in 2011. “I give him credit for handling the negativity — I haven’t seen it affect him,” Mularkey said. “It’d be easy to go into a shell, worry about perception. He has a lot of confidence and he doesn’t let outside sources influence that. That’s hard to do in this business, especially now with all this Facebook and Twitter. There’s so much more pressure on him, but he’s been good. I’m a big body-language reader, and on the practice field, the cafeteria, in the meetings, he has a confidence about him. We feel good about him.” Mularkey has already seen some improvement in Gabbert. “I’ve seen improvement over the short time I’ve been with him, and (in the spring) you get coaching and teaching in a less stressful environment,” Mularkey said. “We’re working on some of the fundamentals in his drops now. Not saying that he was taught it wrong, but every coach has their beliefs. None of them are wrong, but we need to be on the same page on some of those things, and we already started working on that in April. Primarily, it’s his drops and balance in the pocket.”

Blaine Gabbert is definitely the Jaguars starting quarterback

If there was any doubt that the Jaguars would be sticking with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, new Head Coach Mike Mularkey erased all of it today by saying that there would be no competition for the starting job. Gabbert struggled mightily as a rookie, but they got him two new receivers this offseason and they invested the 10th overall pick on him in 2011. They did sign backup Chad...

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Speaking publicly for the first time since a bar fight last month, Terrance Knighton opened with an apology. He apologized to the city of Jacksonville and the organization for ''embarrassing them with the actions that happened that night.'' Then he answered any and every question about that night, his rehabilitation and his chances of making a full recovery. If...

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Mike Mularkey confirms Jones-Drew wants a contract extension

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Jaguars believe Henne will beat out Gabbert?

AP Photo According to Don Banks of, there are some people within the Jacksonville Jaguars organization that believe that Chad Henne will up beating out Blaine Gabbert for the starting job by the end of August. Gabbert had such a horrible rookie season, it wouldn’t surprise me or anyone else if Henne ended up winning the starting job.

Terrance Knighton expects to be ready by training camp

Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has indicated that he should be good go for training camp after injuring his eye during a fight at a nightclub during the offseason. “It’s progressing a lot faster than they thought it would. I plan on being ready by training camp….” This is great news for the 25 year-old Knighton who had 29 tackles in 2011.

Jones-Drew a no-show, Mularkey cites contract issue

Maurice Jones-Drew wasn't in attendance as Jaguars organized team activities began Tuesday. The Jaguars were not expecting the NFL leading rusher in 2011 to attend the voluntary portion of the offseason program, but first-year coach Mike Mularkey indicated a direct message was being sent to the organization. "It's all voluntary," Mularkey said. "I wish...

Jones-Drew a no-show at OTAs

Maurice Jones-Drew wasn't in attendance as Jaguars organized team activities began Tuesday. The exact reason for his absence wasn't disclosed, but the Jaguars were not expecting the NFL leading rusher in 2011 to attend the voluntary portion of the offseason program. With Mike Mularkey and his coaching staff installing new schemes, the presence of the team's star player...
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