Jaguars to start Henne this week over questionable Gabbert

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Even though Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said quarterback Blaine Gabbert would be questionable this week, Mularkey’s not waiting around to make a decision.

The Jaguars coach just announced that Chad Henne would start this week against the Titans, after an impressive relief role in yesterday’s near-miss against the Texans, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Henne took over after Gabbert left with an elbow injury, and threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns.

Gabbert has started every game this year, but in four appearances, Henne has a 96.4 passer rating to Gabbert’s 77.4.

“I don’t think we change the offense,” Mularkey said.

Well, they did yesterday. Because they were able to pass, which wasn’t the case when Gabbert was under center.

17 responses to “Jaguars to start Henne this week over questionable Gabbert

  1. As an OSU fan turned Jag fan because of Justin Blackman…I have been waiting all year for yesterday’s game! It was fun to watch JB play like he used to…@OSU….He was catching the ball! and scoring! Chad Henne is by far the better QB! Gabbert just is not NFL material…by a long shot..

  2. Gabbert was pathetic to draft when they took him.
    Who is the Jags GM?
    It’s continuous bad picks in the draft.

  3. He had a great game yesterday, yeah, but he also went 9-20 for 71 yards against the RAIDERS earlier this year and was pretty mediocre against Indy.

    I like what I saw, but let’s not crown a guy based on one performance. Remember Caleb Hanie after the NFC Championship game?

  4. All of the passing yards yesterday came after the catch. Gabbert got nothing from the receivers in that department. That is the difference. Henne was mediocre in his other fill in appearances, and I don’t think he suddenly turned into a great quarterback at the age of 27 in his fifth NFL season. If you want to get technical, Blaine had better passing numbers while he was in the game than Henne did, yesterday.

    Morons.

  5. As a dolphins fan i know Henne has potential. He got it pretty raw here in MIA. he was forced to be a robot under the Sporano regime. hopefully he does well

  6. Dolphins fan here. So wanted Henne to be “that guy” from them, but that wasn’t the case. I’m hoping he can be “that guy” for the Jaguars though – prove the haters wrong Chad!

    PS: I saw Chad throw a touch pass yesterday. In the redzone. It wasn’t a bullet pass.

  7. Gabbert has been playing with the same injury that put Locker on the bench for most of the season. The Jaguars are 1-9. Chad Henne isn’t being paid $3 million for his good looks, charm, and articulate speech. It’s an obvious move at this point in time, but doesn’t reflect on Gabbert’s abilities in any way.

  8. Funny how life repeats itself……Henne never really got a fair shot in Miami. Gabbert will never get a true shot in J-ville, he has no coach to help develop him and most of his weapons would be on the practice squad of a play-off team. Just makes you realize how lucky guys like matt ryan, matt schaub, and joe flacco are in their situations.

  9. As a Dolphin fan I would urge Jags fans to be careful what you wish for. Henne, at times, looked excellent in Miami. The problem is, the more he plays, the worse he looks. And when the game is on the line, he is liable to be at his worst.

    That being said, I wish Henne luck; he was never a bad guy, and he was far from the only problem on the Dolphins.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 19, 2012 3:59 PM

    Gabbert has been playing with the same injury that put Locker on the bench for most of the season. The Jaguars are 1-9. Chad Henne isn’t being paid $3 million for his good looks, charm, and articulate speech. It’s an obvious move at this point in time, but doesn’t reflect on Gabbert’s abilities in any way.
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    You keep making excuses for this guy, it’s like you’re either him, or you’re related to him.

    Even before the injury, his yards per pass were the lowest in the league, a measly 5 yards per pass, that’s how he got his completion percentage up and you know it too.

    Henne actually looked down field and the receivers responded, you could actually see and feel the diference.

  11. thegreatgabbert said: “Gabbert has been playing with the same injury that put Locker on the bench for most of the season.”

    Dude … get your facts straight. Jake Locker had a fractured shoulder and torn labrum. Gabby simply has a torn labrum.

  12. It has been said, but Henne was dealt a bad hand in Miami. As a Dolphins fan I want to see him do well for the Jaguars.

  13. Dolphins fan here. I wish we kept henne… But its one of those things: such as not knowing which henne shows up at game day, good henne or bonehead henne. The other knock was his team hated him (marshall & fasano) bossed him around – no command in huddle. If he corrects somethings hes got potential

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