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Jaguars expect Blaine Gabbert to play this week

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Sunday’s 27-7 loss to the Texans was a pain in the butt for Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

Literally.

Coach Mike Mularkey told the media on Monday that the injury originally described as a hamstring when Gabbert left the loss early turned out to be more of a “butt muscle” injury when they took a look at the problem via MRI. The tests checked out well for the quarterback and Mularkey said, via Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union, that the Jags expect to have him at practice this week and in the lineup against the Colts next weekend.

Mularkey also addressed the more pressing matter regarding Gabbert. That would be his performance on Sunday, when he completed 7-of-19 passes for 53 yards in an easy win for Houston. It was part of an overall offensive train wreck for Jacksonville, although the quarterback’s play always stands front and center.

“He’s going to have some learning curves every week,” Mularkey said, via John Oehser of the team’s website. “He’s still a young quarterback in the NFL.”

Mularkey also preached patience with rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon and said that the Jaguars are in the middle of a “process.” All of which sounds like this might not be the last time the Jaguars give themselves or their fans a pain in the rear this season.

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16 Responses to “Jaguars expect Blaine Gabbert to play this week”
  1. Stiller43 says: Sep 17, 2012 3:39 PM

    So the texans tore him a new one?

  2. jasons81 says: Sep 17, 2012 3:46 PM

    Wow they’re really going all out to try to sell this whole injury excuse BS… fact of the matter is he got benched

  3. niners816 says: Sep 17, 2012 4:01 PM

    Which means…bad news for Jags fans, great news for their opponents.

  4. hehateme1 says: Sep 17, 2012 4:03 PM

    Id say play Henne. Go Blue!

  5. colinito says: Sep 17, 2012 4:11 PM

    they actually looked decent with Henne in, too bad for the Jags fans

  6. hehateme1 says: Sep 17, 2012 4:18 PM

    Henne just needs a chance. Lots of injuries though. I think a lot of people forget that last year right before his shoulder injury he threw 4 TDs against the Patriots before getting hurt. He was a guy that didnt get many chances. 2 years as a full time started. Why is Sanchez still starting? lol

  7. txtuff says: Sep 17, 2012 4:20 PM

    Guess the Texans really did kick his butt!

  8. randallflagg52 says: Sep 17, 2012 4:46 PM

    I think Jax and Cleveland are the obvious front runners in the “Fall Flat for Matt” sweepstakes. If I were Matt Barkley though I’d pull and Elway/Eli if Cleveland drafted me.

  9. gofuccyourselfflorio says: Sep 17, 2012 4:50 PM

    This is great news!

    -Colts Fan

  10. meytonpanning says: Sep 17, 2012 5:15 PM

    Why is Kubiak the perfect head coach for the AFC East?

    1) See, I think having a former pro quarterback as a head coach really benefits the Texans when playing rookie/sophmore QBs. (Takes one to know one).

    2) Kubiak probably has a very good idea how to confuse a young quarterback in this league. I can’t see him losing a game to any rookie or sophmore QB.

    3) Given that he’s in a division with Jake Locker, Luck and Gabbert; he’s bound to win the division and sweep all AFC opponents.

    4) I think his defense will finish number one this year ‘statistically’, largely because of the division, the schedule, and the fact that the other top-notch defense have a much more difficult division and schedule. (Note: I do agree there are better D’s, like SF, but they have harder opponents)

  11. meytonpanning says: Sep 17, 2012 5:16 PM

    Sweep all AFC East opponents***

  12. i10east says: Sep 17, 2012 6:28 PM

    Que all of the ‘funny’ hater comments….

  13. cobibones13 says: Sep 17, 2012 6:47 PM

    “Jaguars are in the middle of a “process” ”

    Is that the process of getting a top 5 pick?

  14. ddogdaddy says: Sep 17, 2012 8:00 PM

    Wait until #98 gets done with him Sunday. Can you say ouch? Go Blue.

  15. joetoronto says: Sep 17, 2012 9:25 PM

    Great news for Colts fans!

  16. Gordon says: Sep 17, 2012 9:32 PM

    No way this guy should be starting.

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