Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/11/13
Leading into the Jaguars’ preseason game next Saturday against the New York Jets coach Gus Bradley will use the same practice plan for quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. Translation: At least publicly Bradley is no closer to naming a starter for the season opener against Kansas City than he was a week ago. During a news conference Saturday afternoon Bradley didn’t announce a starting quarterback for the Jets game only that the strategy of splitting the practice snaps will continue. “It worked out [Friday] that they both had quite a few reps with the first offensive line” Bradley said. “We’ll go [into the week] with a plan and it may get off the plan a little bit but we’ll see how the week progresses.” Gabbert started against the Dolphins playing four series (17 snaps) and completing 5-of-10 passes for 19 yards and an interception. Henne played three series (22 snaps) and was 8-of-11 passing for 87 yards. Bradley wasn’t cutting Gabbert and Henne any slack because they didn’t have center Brad Meester running backs Maurice Jones-Drew and Justin Forsett and receivers Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts in the huddle. “How are they handling the line of scrimmage? How are they handling the communication? How are they handling the tempo? How are they handling adverse situations?” Bradley said. “That matters [regardless of] who is on the field.” From the first two criteria — organization at the line and communication — there didn’t appear to be any malfunctions. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch stressed a speedy pace in the first half and Henne could tell the difference when he was on the field. “We’re definitely trying to push the tempo and make their defensive linemen run sideline to sideline and keep them on their toes” he said after the game. As for handling adversity Gabbert’s hard-luck interception — his pass went through fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou’s hands — was also his last pass of the game. Henne entered and did all of his second-quarter work against Miami’s second-team defense but again that was inconsequential to Bradley. “They still have to execute regardless” Bradley said. “Our dilemma was how do we do this? We don’t need our offensive line to get 50 snaps in the first preseason game. Generally you like to give them 15 or 20. We extended them to make sure Chad was with the first group.” The Jaguars’ first offensive line played 32 snaps and Bradley said their workload could be similar or even more against the Jets.
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