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Mike Mularkey: Justin Blackmon alternates between great and lost

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Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey says first-round receiver Justin Blackmon looks about the way you’d expect a Top 5 rookie draft pick to look at the start of Organized Team Activities: Flashes of talent mixed with flashes of incompetence.

When he knows what he’s doing, he’s very good,” Mularkey said. “When he doesn’t, he’s lost.”

Those times when Blackmon is lost are to be expected, and Mularkey said he’s confident Blackmon will know the offense by the time training camp starts.

Which means that the very good Blackmon should be the one we see on the field when the regular season starts. If Mularkey is doing his job.

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29 Responses to “Mike Mularkey: Justin Blackmon alternates between great and lost”
  1. millertime30 says: May 30, 2012 12:01 PM

    “If Mularkey is doing his job.”

    …Something folks in Buffalo may not be so confident in

  2. medtxpack says: May 30, 2012 12:02 PM

    An honest HC?!
    Im sure Blackmon will get up to speed.

  3. captainspangled says: May 30, 2012 12:09 PM

    Why did the bum pick 14? Looks like a dweeb.

    Receivers are supposed to wear 80’s. The “teens” fad stopped being cool almost 10 years ago.

  4. NoobTubeTV says: May 30, 2012 12:10 PM

    I hope for his sake he can get the production to match his ability… Sadly, I think Blackmon could turn into Peter Warrick.

  5. rollteal says: May 30, 2012 12:17 PM

    If I recall Lark had a winning season then a losing season just really not much of a overall head-coaching resume to dispute good or bad all we can says hope he has learned from his faults and he seems like is very honest and genuine which is rarely seen in the NFL.

  6. jaxbeachjagfan says: May 30, 2012 12:26 PM

    ““If Mularkey is doing his job.”

    …Something folks in Buffalo may not be so confident in”

    Um, Mularkey resigned, he wasn’t fired. Says a bunch about how that organization was being run at the time.

    As far as Blackmon taking 14, his 81 was already taken by recent FA addition Laurent Robinson. JB said no biggie, he’ll make 14 famous. We Jag fans are hoping that’s how many points he scores each week.

  7. CKL says: May 30, 2012 12:29 PM

    Blackmon seems to be coachable & humble so I think he’ll be just fine.

  8. paulitik74 says: May 30, 2012 12:36 PM

    I hope he likes curls and out routes because that’s all Mularkey knows how to scheme.

  9. kspec1982 says: May 30, 2012 12:50 PM

    You can really tell the fans that do their homework and those who just make assinine remarks.

    Mularky QUIT in buffalo .

    Those out and curl routs really set the falcons back i mean look how many times the falcons have made it to the playoffs since mularky took over pathetic. (sarcasm)

    Oh and the most assinine comment is about what number he will wear . That one im not even going to wast my breath.

  10. iceshocker says: May 30, 2012 12:51 PM

    Take this from a falcons fan, if blackmon looks lost in mike mularkey’s hilariously vanilla schemes, then there’s going to be a world of problems for him in nfl.

  11. kspec1982 says: May 30, 2012 12:56 PM

    R u serious its OTA’s show me any rookie out their that is totally locked into a teams schem right now ICESHOCKER anothe assinine comment.

  12. shackdelrio says: May 30, 2012 1:06 PM

    “millertime30 says:
    May 30, 2012 12:01 PM
    “If Mularkey is doing his job.”

    …Something folks in Buffalo may not be so confident in”

    Mularkey led the Bills to a winning record in 2004. He should be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  13. marvsleezy says: May 30, 2012 1:17 PM

    If I was struggling as a rookie in one of my very first practices, Id kind of like the head coach to shut up about it and give some time to learn before he tells the whole world Im lost.

    As long as hes working hard the coach should keep his short comings in house at least till training camp.

  14. bygd1 says: May 30, 2012 1:40 PM

    Mularkey was not much of a Head Coach as he was a Head Case not a bad coordinator, but in over his head LOL

  15. flbills says: May 30, 2012 1:43 PM

    Not good for the Jags, especially when QB Gabbert is in same boat “lost”.

  16. lucky5934 says: May 30, 2012 1:48 PM

    Gabbert is still the starter, right? Yeah it is not going to matter if Blackmon knows the offense or not.

  17. EJ says: May 30, 2012 1:50 PM

    kspec1982 says:
    May 30, 2012 12:50 PM
    You can really tell the fans that do their homework and those who just make assinine remarks.

    Mularky QUIT in buffalo .

    Mularkey quit because he couldn’t handle the job.

  18. Nick says: May 30, 2012 1:56 PM

    jaxbeachjagfan says:
    Um, Mularkey resigned, he wasn’t fired. Says a bunch about how that organization was being run at the time.

    Resigned is a very nice way of saying he quit. Says a lot about an organization that would hire a quitter, especially as their head coach.

  19. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 30, 2012 2:41 PM

    I would expect Blackmon to have troubles at first. Brat has a complicated sytem, expecially with the routes. He will put up big numbers in that system if Gabbert gets acclimated, which Jordan should help with. That said, other than good passing numbers, Brat’s offense sucks. Terrible in the red zone, poor running game, no imagination and forces players to fit his system. Jags fans will learn to hate the guy before long. Good luck!

  20. NakedCowboy! says: May 30, 2012 3:37 PM

    Tehy dont have a QB!
    fantasy bust! his best chance of getting some touches would be wild cat… what a waste of talent…

  21. nationalmediacansuckit says: May 30, 2012 3:57 PM

    Nick says:
    May 30, 2012 1:56 PM
    jaxbeachjagfan says:
    Um, Mularkey resigned, he wasn’t fired. Says a bunch about how that organization was being run at the time.

    Resigned is a very nice way of saying he quit. Says a lot about an organization that would hire a quitter, especially as their head coach.
    ———————————————

    Says a lot about you commenting on subjects you have zero knowledge of. Malarkey resigned b/c he was told by the new Buffalo GM that we was going to bring in his own coach so obviously Malarkey knew he was a lame duck coach.

  22. granadafan says: May 30, 2012 4:20 PM

    Gee, a rookie who struggles in his first practice after being thrown a massive playbook? Shock! Horror!

  23. coltsluckdynasty says: May 30, 2012 4:58 PM

    As far as Blackmon taking 14, his 81 was already taken by recent FA addition Laurent Robinson. JB said no biggie, he’ll make 14 famous. We Jag fans are hoping that’s how many points he scores each week.

    2 touchdowns and a two point conversion would be nice every week.
    Too bad you still have Blaine throwing him the ball. I guess not every franchise is as blessed as Indy. We will be back to owning the afc south within a year……. Bank that

  24. blackhairedlawyerssuck says: May 30, 2012 6:05 PM

    Anybody know whose stats these belong to ?

    Comp – 95
    Attempts – 197
    Att/G – 21.9
    Pct. – 48.2
    Yds – 1043
    Yds./G – 115.9
    Yds./Att – 5.3
    TD – 6
    Int. – 9
    Sack – 13
    Rating -55.5

  25. mtheparrothead says: May 30, 2012 6:08 PM

    Too bad the colts won’t have a full stadium to see it right?

  26. blackhairedlawyerssuck says: May 30, 2012 7:00 PM

    Let me answer my own question before I’m hammered with anymore “dislikes”. These ARE NOT Blaine Gabbert’s stats as some may think. These stats are the rookie stats of Eli Manning. See any similarities btween BG and Eli ?? I’m not saying he will be the QB of EM’S stature with 2 rings, but damn, give the guy a chance.

    Rome wasn’t built in a day !!!! Stop feeding into all the BS from the alphabet network (ESPN) and all the “so called” experts.

    So, for all of you “self proclaimed, I never research anything” experts, I only believe what I’m fed and read….go @*#%*&#! yourself trolls !!!!!

  27. coltsluckdynasty says: May 30, 2012 10:36 PM

    Comp – 95
    Attempts – 197
    Att/G – 21.9
    Pct. – 48.2
    Yds – 1043
    Yds./G – 115.9
    Yds./Att – 5.3
    TD – 6
    Int. – 9
    Sack – 13
    Rating -55.5

    I’m guessing Maurice jones drew…..

  28. kingcarlbanks says: May 31, 2012 12:58 AM

    Putting your hopes and dreams into a QB from MU is disappointment waiting to happen.

  29. Josh McSwain says: Jun 1, 2012 12:35 PM

    Why do you say that kingcarlbanks? Chase Daniel is a backup in NO (they may have to hope he’s good this year), and Brad Smith has been a good player (I realize not a QB, but still).
    Now a QB from U of Houston (Klinger, Ware, Kolb) I would understand.

    But about Blackmon, give the guy a chance. He’s in his first workouts.

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