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Gabbert to start opener, MJD won’t

Blaine Gabbert, Maurice Jones-Drew AP

There’s a leader in the clubhouse in perhaps the worst quarterback competition in the NFL.

While it’s not much of a surprise, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he will start Blaine Gabbert in tomorrow’s preseason opener, according to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. Chad Henne, his ostensible competition, will also get some time with the first offensive line.

Neither will be able to hand it off to Maurice Jones-Drew, as the veteran running back will not play as he continues his comeback from foot surgery. Injured wideouts Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon are also among the nine players who won’t suit up.

Of course, that’s going to make it hard for either quarterback to look good, such that either one of them was going to.

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27 Responses to “Gabbert to start opener, MJD won’t”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Aug 8, 2013 1:33 PM

    What’s new

  2. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 8, 2013 1:33 PM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  3. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 8, 2013 1:33 PM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  4. acromartieismydad says: Aug 8, 2013 1:35 PM

    Still just don’t get those helmets.

  5. tokyosandblaster says: Aug 8, 2013 1:38 PM

    College team.

  6. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 8, 2013 1:39 PM

    Best move. Henne should have to take it from him.

  7. jimmyt says: Aug 8, 2013 1:40 PM

    They will rue the day they passed on Tebow.

  8. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:45 PM

    Jags Suck

  9. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:46 PM

    They have blackouts

  10. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:46 PM

    Wonder is the tarps can playing QB

  11. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:47 PM

    Jags have fans?

  12. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:48 PM

    Way to go Tagliabue for giving Jax a team.

  13. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:48 PM

    LA Jaguars

  14. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:49 PM

    London Jaguars

  15. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:50 PM

    Blah, Blah, Blah

  16. plt2006 says: Aug 8, 2013 1:52 PM

    Cracks me up how so many people who don’t follow the team at all take the time to chime in. Please, continue wasting your time spewing nonsense about the team you say nobody cares about.

  17. Stiller43 says: Aug 8, 2013 1:54 PM

    Those helmets should be taken into the woods and shot.

  18. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 8, 2013 1:55 PM

    Should have traded for Tebow.

  19. nananatman says: Aug 8, 2013 1:57 PM

    9 players out? Who is on the first team?

  20. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 8, 2013 2:05 PM

    I love that in Jaws QB rankings he just assumes Henne will take the job as he didn’t even rank Gabbert…. lol.

  21. rhosier says: Aug 8, 2013 2:05 PM

    Name seven teams the jags out drew last year…hint steelers are one of them. Maybe steelers should move to London!

  22. detroitlionstoronto says: Aug 8, 2013 2:21 PM

    MJD asked for the week off so he can evaluate which of the top 59 draft picks will be unemployed by 2015.

  23. steelerben says: Aug 8, 2013 3:16 PM

    rhosier says:
    Aug 8, 2013 2:05 PM
    Name seven teams the jags out drew last year…hint steelers are one of them. Maybe steelers should move to London!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Again, based solely on stadium size. How many of these games the Jags “out drew” the Steelers included tickets being given away to charity or sold for pennies on the dollar to avoid being blacked out?
    Teal deals? Find them on groupon. Steelers’ tickets? Good luck finding them.

    I don’t have any beef against your team. It used to be fun watching the Jags and Steelers play when Jacksonville was fielding a competitive team. But when your quarterback competition makes the Jets fans, Eagles fans, and Cardinals fans are breathing a sigh of relief that they aren’t Jags fans, I don’t think you should have a lot to say.

  24. razzzmajazzz says: Aug 8, 2013 4:18 PM

    I read the words “Gabbert to start” and I began to cry.

  25. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 8, 2013 4:19 PM

    Stiller43 says:
    Aug 8, 2013 1:54 PM
    Those helmets should be taken into the woods and shot.

    ________________________

    Are they going to play real games with those helmets…..? those are terrible…

  26. jaxasc84 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:16 AM

    Dear fellow Jaguar fans,

    When a troll makes one of the tired old jokes about our team, please do like Shad Khan and Mark Lamping and refuse to talk about it. You see, trolls are a sub-human group who bask in the anonymous negativity of the internet. You are as annoying as them when you post our attendance figures in response. Just grin to yourself knowing that our franchise and our city are moving in the right direction.

    Go Jaguars!

  27. billhicks666 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:53 AM

    How, how, how is this guy still the #1 option at QB???

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