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Ryan Tannehill solid, Blaine Gabbert shaky

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Two young quarterbacks were on the field Friday night in Jacksonville. One, Miami’s Ryan Tannehill, was pretty good. The other, Jacksonville’s Blaine Gabbert, was pretty bad.

Tannehill went 5-of-9 for 75 yards, with no interceptions, and he finished in style, hitting tight end Dustin Keller on a 22-yard touchdown pass that turned out to be Tannehill’s last play before he called it a night.

Gabbert went just 5-of 10 for 19 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. Those numbers may actually look a little worse than Gabbert really was — he had a couple drops and didn’t get much help from his offensive line — but averaging less than two yards a pass is alarming. Gabbert has never shown a consistent ability to get anything going downfield, and nothing he did tonight suggests that he’s improved in that respect.

The Jaguars’ No. 2 quarterback, Chad Henne, came in and looked better, marching Jacksonville down the field on a long drive that ended with a 23-yard field goal to give the Jaguars their first points. If Henne and Gabbert keep playing the way they played tonight, Gabbert may not be ahead of Henne on the depth chart much longer.

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38 Responses to “Ryan Tannehill solid, Blaine Gabbert shaky”
  1. gallaghedj311 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:50 PM

    Watching that Blount TD run makes me miss the days when Juan Castillo was calling the defensive plays….

  2. rodge1 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:52 PM

    Don’t blame Gabbert, he’s a solid practice-squad-QB… Tannehill on the other hand, will be solid as long as the o-line holds up… Go Phins!!!

  3. jakec4 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:53 PM

    Hard to believe Gabbert is still a thing in the NFL.

  4. onebucplace says: Aug 9, 2013 9:01 PM

    Is Jacksonville unable to fully pay the people that paint their helmets? That half-a paint job looks horrible – what moron approved that?

    Also the new Dolphins uniforms look awful as well — look very very fem, to say the least.

  5. hehateme1 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:18 PM

    Not sure why henne isn’t the starter anyways. Gabbert took a poop in his pants apparently.

  6. hehateme1 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:21 PM

    Go Henne!

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 9, 2013 9:23 PM

    Gabbert got no help. Drops and the interception was right on his teammates hands and deflected into the air.

  8. raiderapologist says: Aug 9, 2013 9:28 PM

    Gabbert is trying to steal Matt Flynn’s crown.

  9. ddogdaddy says: Aug 9, 2013 9:38 PM

    “With the first pick the Jacksonville Jaguars pick…”

  10. eatitfanboy says: Aug 9, 2013 9:42 PM

    gallaghedj311 says:
    Aug 9, 2013 8:50 PM
    Watching that Blount TD run makes me miss the days when Juan Castillo was calling the defensive plays….

    Agreed. Watching the Eagles defense is going to be alot of fun this year.

    Unless of course you’re an Eagles fan.

  11. glazerh8er says: Aug 9, 2013 9:55 PM

    It’s funny to think Jags fans still like Gabbert.

  12. gdeli says: Aug 9, 2013 9:58 PM

    Ryan starter, Blaine not!

  13. gallaghedj311 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:09 PM

    Oops. Wrong thread. My comment doesn’t belong here. My apologies. Vacation in Key West sum it up for you all?

  14. jrcoop says: Aug 9, 2013 10:13 PM

    The Dolphins starting defense looked like the Dolphins defense is expected to look like. Granted, they faced the Jags lead by Gabbert. None the less, they did what they’re supposed to do.

  15. coltzfan166 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:13 PM

    Completing 5 passes for 19 yards is about 4 yards per completion, not 2.

  16. oceandriveliving says: Aug 9, 2013 10:43 PM

    Reblogged this on Ocean Drive Living.

  17. 305phinphan says: Aug 9, 2013 10:55 PM

    I know its preseason but where is the great gabbert at?

  18. bsizemore68 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:13 PM

    How about that 58 yard field goal from Miami rookie kicker. Bill

  19. tcclark says: Aug 9, 2013 11:13 PM

    That should be averaging less than 4 yards per pass, not 2. Unless of course you mean less than 2 yards per pass attempt, but dividing yards by the number of attempts would be a terrible way to do math and not an accurate judge of a player’s day as a quarterback.

  20. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:14 PM

    Gabbert bad performance was due to the glare off the Tarps in Jag stadium that they use to make it look like a sold out crowd. Black Outs could not find the game on TV.

  21. waitstop says: Aug 9, 2013 11:27 PM

    Gabbert seems to be one of many early Jags picks where the team looked at media mock drafts instead of quality evaluations. Seems like a good guy, but I just don’t know why he continues to get first crack at the starting position.

  22. richdaddy1231 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:44 PM

    Why are the jags still hopping gabbert will be an nfl qb. They should cut their losses cut him and get someone else. He and tebow are the same they suck

  23. joetoronto says: Aug 10, 2013 5:06 AM

    Gabbert is so bad that he ends up with a 50% completion rate, while throwing 5 yard passes.

    My God man, SMH.

  24. cwk22 says: Aug 10, 2013 8:20 AM

    Gabbert stinks. And yet there will be posts to defend him.

  25. cwk22 says: Aug 10, 2013 8:46 AM

    Gabbert sucks! Can’t wait to see the comments from Thegreatgabbert defending him! What a joke!

  26. thelastpieceofcheese says: Aug 10, 2013 10:27 AM

    Don’t blame Gabbert. He faced the greatest defence in the NFL.

  27. miamatt says: Aug 10, 2013 12:02 PM

    tcclark says:
    Aug 9, 2013 11:13 PM

    That should be averaging less than 4 yards per pass, not 2. Unless of course you mean less than 2 yards per pass attempt, but dividing yards by the number of attempts would be a terrible way to do math and not an accurate judge of a player’s day as a quarterback.
    —————————————————-
    Actually, yards per attempt is one of the most telling stats on which you can judge a quarterback. It factors in both yards per completion and completion percentage. It literally tells you how many yards are gained on average when the qb throws the ball.

    Say a qb goes 4/10 for 40 yards. You could say, “ten yards a completion, that’s a first down,” or, you could say, “one average, whenever joe schmoe throws the ball we get 4 yards”… I’d say the latter tells the more accurate version. It speaks to the efficiency of a given qb (TD/Int ratio is another huge piece of that, of course).

  28. razzzmajazzz says: Aug 10, 2013 3:44 PM

    What a surprise, Toilet Stain Blaine stunk up the field AGAIN! Color me shocked…..

  29. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 10, 2013 4:11 PM

    Appears Jags are really going to be bad this season.

  30. lrjets says: Aug 10, 2013 4:54 PM

    larrydavid7000 says:Aug 9, 2013 11:14 PM

    Gabbert bad performance was due to the glare off the Tarps in Jag stadium that they use to make it look like a sold out crowd. Black Outs could not find the game on TV.
    _________________________________

    You’re a Phins fan, get used to blackouts.

  31. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 10, 2013 6:22 PM

    Pretty sure that Gabbert had a better completion rate and passer rating than Tannehill last year. Blaine is a couple years younger as well.

  32. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 10, 2013 6:58 PM

    Just checked, Gabbert and Tannehill same comp rate (58.3%). Gabbert better pass rating (77.5 to 76) last year. Blaine is 23 and Tannehill is 25.

  33. cwk22 says: Aug 10, 2013 10:15 PM

    Pretty sure all Blaine’s passes were for shorter yardage last year. And if Henne ends up beating him out, then he is really bad!

  34. footstepsfalco says: Aug 10, 2013 10:25 PM

    Not going to say tannehill is good but he showed potential last year, a lot of talking heads like what he did, saw a guy with out much starting experience look comfortable. Gabbert may be 2 years younger, but has way more starting experience than tannehill, and hasn’t looked better. Most fans and analysts agree the game just looks too big for him thus far. Well see where it all goes, but don’t make tannehill seem like some old 25 yr old slouch. He’s shown some good at a young age in a limited sample size. Gabbert is younger but way bigger sample size without anything to promising being shown at the NFL level

  35. footstepsfalco says: Aug 10, 2013 10:28 PM

    By the way tannehill just turned 25 in July, gabbert is 24 in like 2 or 3 months. Age is pretty damn close

  36. gojags436 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:50 PM

    Henne looked better against the Fins’ 2nd teamers than Gabbert looked against the Fins’ 1st teamers. One thing about Gabbert though, he had THREE dropped passes. If the receivers make those catches, suddenly his stats are 8 of 10 with no interceptions…and that sounds a lot better. On the interception, it literally bounced off the Jags’ fullback’s hands & into the defenders hands. The INT was NOT Gabbert’s fault. They were moving the ball on that drive until that error.

  37. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2013 12:09 AM

    If you get beat out by Henne, then Gabbert, playing QB in the NFL just might not be your thing.

  38. randomguy9999 says: Aug 12, 2013 2:53 AM

    2 years in and Tanny still isn’t as good as Moore… Moore should be starting… pushing a pick just because he’s a pick is retarded….

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