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Jaguars break down plan for Gabbert and Garrard

Blaine Gabbert AP

Getting rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert up to speed will be one of the most important and challenging issues for the Jaguars when the lockout ends.

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio will try not to develop Gabbert at starter David Garrard’s expense.  In an article for Jaguars.com, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter says Del Rio has practice snaps for camp mapped out.

Garrard will get roughly 42% of the snaps, with Gabbert getting 33%, and Luke McCown getting 20%.  (The remaining 5% will go to Johnny Camparm.)

“What it does is create a situation where Blaine will be learning the offense as if he’s the (No.) 2. Luke will technically be the three, but competing to be as high as he can go,” Koetter told John Oesher. “It forces Blaine to come along without putting pressure on him to come in and be the starter.”

Koetter says Gabbert can earn more reps with his play, but it will be tough for the rookie to catch up the longer the lockout lasts.

“If Blaine is capable of coming in and getting past Dave in Year One, it looks to me like the Jaguars win. We’re all winners.  But I think the likelihood of that, the longer this goes, is tough, and we don’t have to have it happen.”

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19 Responses to “Jaguars break down plan for Gabbert and Garrard”
  1. pocketsstraight says: Jun 27, 2011 3:55 PM

    Poor Johnny Camparm. If his pops was just named StartingQB or Manning he’d be a sure starter in this league.

  2. trbowman says: Jun 27, 2011 3:56 PM

    Gabbert will bust.

  3. ac0117 says: Jun 27, 2011 3:58 PM

    The jags are a pretty decent young team… which is why I don’t understand the Gabbert pick. He’s not that great of a prospect and Garrard is not a bad QB… why not give him some weapons? And if you want a QB of the future… why not wait until next years’ QB class (which should be 10 times better than this one was?)

  4. hobartbaker says: Jun 27, 2011 4:00 PM

    “Congratulations young man, and where do you think you’ll fit in on the Jaguars depth chart this year?”.

  5. hobartbaker says: Jun 27, 2011 4:08 PM

    “You look awfully familiar son, your Mom wasn’t at the Aspiring Junior Executive Conference in St. Louis back in 1989, was she, by any chance?”.

  6. The Chu says: Jun 27, 2011 4:10 PM

    I wonder what the odds are for Johnny Camparm to be the next starting QB for the Jaguars. If it’s 10,000-to-1, I’m taking it… because if anyone gives you 10,000-to-1 odds on anything, you take that bet. :P

  7. NFLJunkie says: Jun 27, 2011 4:11 PM

    Dirk Koetter: “If Blaine is capable of coming in and getting past Dave in Year One, it looks to me like the Jaguars win. We’re all winners. ”

    David Garrard: “Wait, what? Hello?!?”

  8. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jun 27, 2011 4:12 PM

    That is actually a pretty good plan.

  9. FlikeMorio says: Jun 27, 2011 4:19 PM

    I actually Googled Johnny Camparm…

  10. meso0rnery says: Jun 27, 2011 4:36 PM

    Johnny Camparm… This should be the new nickname that every team calls their 4th string QB.

  11. nationalmediacansuckit says: Jun 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    “What it does is create a situation where Blaine will be learning the offense as if he’s the (No.) 2. Luke will technically be the three”

    Luke McCown’s repsonse: “Son of bitch!”

    @ac0117
    You make a valid point. Garrard is a pretty good QB in this league and yes surrounding him with weapons would help. David Garrard’s my guy but the problem is when he’s hot, he’s on fire and when he’s cold, he’s ice cold. It’s not always his fault, but as we all know the QB get’s the credit when they win and the fault when they lose. He will defintely be the starter going into the season. After that, who knows.

  12. hobartbaker says: Jun 27, 2011 5:10 PM

    Camparm never gets a fair shot in the league because of his Native American heritage.

  13. whags334 says: Jun 27, 2011 5:30 PM

    I am a season ticketholder and go to most of the games, when I am in town. I will tell you that Garrard takes an absolute beating, sometimes his own fault for holding the bal to long, due to our pourous offensive line. He also has never had a decent receiving corp and when I tell you that it is no joke, his best receiver over the last four years was Dennis Northcutt until Mercedes Lewis had a bust out year last year (shocker, it was a contract year, before that he was stone hands). Garrard is not perfect but he more than serviceable, just don’t expect him to put the team on his shoulders and win the game on his own.

  14. whatswiththehate says: Jun 27, 2011 5:33 PM

    So the game plan is for the Sports media is not let Blaine look like a “bust” before the other QBs drafted this season bust. Hence the blame already shifting to the Jauguars. If they play him and he fails, it’s their fault for playing him to early. If they bench him and he comes out and fail, it’s their fault for not using him early enough.

  15. johnnyjagfan says: Jun 27, 2011 6:02 PM

    When an old linebacker who now is a coach starts to use a calculator to figure out how much work his QBs will get, you know you’re in trouble. Jack will sell out his QB in the press, in the locker room & anywhere else if he can apportion enough of the blame upon him, so he can keep his job.

    I also agree with the previous post about the team giving him his fat contract to quickly after a good year. Also with the other post re: Garrard being hot and cold. When he’s cold, he SUCKS. But the OL has had ridiculous injury losses through the years. Even when a vet FA would come in, they’d go down to injury. Collier got shot & then we lose two starters in the opening week of 09. David’s on the run a lot–but isn’t that when his wife said he’s at his best?

    I just hope David gets a chance to play. So far, he’s quiet, supportive and I believe he’s going to keep from getting lazy on certain Sundays, improve his road play and makes it where the Jags have a really hard decision, a la Green Bay/Aaron Rodgers, for 2012.

  16. Soulman45 says: Jun 27, 2011 6:48 PM

    I hope he is not being set up to fail.

  17. lamepftposter says: Jun 27, 2011 8:40 PM

    david garrard and blaine gabbert?!?!?! more like: LAMEvid garrard and LAME gabbert. LOL!!!1!! these dudes play for the jaguars… LOL i’m a cat purrrrr meow LOL

  18. leopold332002 says: Jun 28, 2011 6:17 AM

    david garrard and blaine gabbert?!?!?! more like: LAMEvid garrard and LAME gabbert. LOL!!!1!! these dudes play for the jaguars… LOL i’m a cat purrrrr meow LOL

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    you sound a 12 year old kid with that statement so do us all a favor and shut your corny ass up. Lol. Now that’s funny.

  19. regisphilbin says: Jun 28, 2011 9:44 AM

    Put the kid in…. we’re going to suck anyways with that schedule.

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