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Clash of the titans: Gabbert vs. Sanchez

Mark Sanchez, Blaine Gabbert AP

In what could become one of the more special preseason games in recent memory, the Jaguars travel to play the Jets Saturday night.

And it will be a showdown of a pair of former first-round quarterbacks trying to hold onto their jobs.

According to the Associated Press, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told reporters after practice today that Blaine Gabbert would start again this week, giving him an apparent edge in the competition with Chad Henne. Bradley said he talked to Henne about the decision, and said that Gabbert needed more reps so they could make a complete evaluation.

Frankly, it’s the only decision that makes sense. Henne-caliber quarterbacks are available annually. And even if the Jaguars decide Gabbert’s no good, the previous administration invested a first-round pick in him, so they owe it to themselves to give him every chance to fail before moving on.

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36 Responses to “Clash of the titans: Gabbert vs. Sanchez”
  1. timb12 says: Aug 15, 2013 1:26 PM

    Get ya popcorn ready!

  2. joetoronto says: Aug 15, 2013 1:26 PM

    My God man, can you imagine having to pick one of these two?

  3. phinfan says: Aug 15, 2013 1:26 PM

    sad to say but chad henne > mark/blaine

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 15, 2013 1:27 PM

    Instead of “Dumb and Dumber” maybe “inept versus more inept?”

  5. truthfactory says: Aug 15, 2013 1:28 PM

    The headline made me laugh out loud

  6. floratiotime says: Aug 15, 2013 1:28 PM

    Mark needs to lose the hairband … like now.

  7. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Aug 15, 2013 1:29 PM

    Since when did the definition of titan switch from someone with great strength and importance to a pretty boy with no talent and no importance?

  8. musicman495 says: Aug 15, 2013 1:33 PM

    Give “The Great Gabbert “every chance to fail” and he probably will. He would never have been a first round pick if not that his college coach was the guy who drafted him.

  9. ampats says: Aug 15, 2013 1:35 PM

    Bust Bowl

  10. jessepinkman1199 says: Aug 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    Hilarious headline

  11. u4iadman says: Aug 15, 2013 1:43 PM

    Great headline….clash of mediocrity.

  12. realfootballfan says: Aug 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    Don’t insult Sanchez like that. He’s not good, but at least he’s an NFL QB. I don’t know what Gabbert is supposed to be besides someone who’s stealing money.

  13. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2013 1:51 PM

    I’m expecting many completions by each qb…….to the defenses.

  14. jh500 says: Aug 15, 2013 1:52 PM

    games like these is why i am a football fan.

  15. lovefootball4life says: Aug 15, 2013 1:54 PM

    Not a fan of either team, thank god, but may watch just to see who looks worse. Didn’t both of these guys forgo the last year of eligibility for the draft? Any player considering that should be shown the career of these guys. Hope they still got a degree, may need to fall back on it.

  16. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 15, 2013 2:01 PM

    ‘Special’ preseason game…are you implying something there Gantt?

  17. 12444uggg says: Aug 15, 2013 2:05 PM

    Blaine Gabbert: The Real American.

  18. raiders85 says: Aug 15, 2013 2:08 PM

    If Andrew Luck showed up to over throw his wr by 10 feet you would have 3 of the worst qb in the nfl on one field

  19. iman62 says: Aug 15, 2013 2:09 PM

    Sounds like a good punishment if you don’t eat your vegetables as a child be forced to watch this game.

  20. howiefeltersnatch says: Aug 15, 2013 2:12 PM

    Clash of mediocrity? More like clash of suck.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 15, 2013 2:14 PM

    Gabbert is not the Real American, he is the Ideal American. Which is the reason the unwashed rabble gathered outside the gates hates him so much.

  22. lightcleric says: Aug 15, 2013 2:15 PM

    How long will Sanchez take to get booed!?

    Who will throw the first stupid interception!?

    How long until Tim Tebow gets mentioned!?

    Will Gabbert complete a pass longer than 10 yards?

    Will Rex Ryan actually watch the game?! (no)

    Tune in for Saturday Night Football!

  23. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 2:15 PM

    I’m so glad we get to play the Jags twice….. This year though we need to make sure and not knock Gabbert out of the game…. that was the worst mistake we made against them last year.

  24. liquidmuse says: Aug 15, 2013 2:19 PM

    & Tebow has a better rating than either, but the team who invested a #1 in him now has Peyton Manning as their QB.

  25. claymatthewshairplugs says: Aug 15, 2013 2:21 PM

    They look like they’re holding hands in that pic.

  26. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Aug 15, 2013 2:25 PM

    realfootballfan says:
    Aug 15, 2013 1:48 PM
    Don’t insult Sanchez like that. He’s not good, but at least he’s an NFL QB. I don’t know what Gabbert is supposed to be besides someone who’s stealing money.

    —————————————-

    It’s all relative. Thanks to the fact Sanchez makes $8 million a year, and Gabbert who is still on his rookie deal considerably less, I’d call it a wash as to who is stealing.

  27. raji1824 says: Aug 15, 2013 2:29 PM

    Just the HEADLINE explains it all. LOL
    I think Sanchez wins this one

  28. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 15, 2013 2:29 PM

    Two thirds of the current starting QBs in the league were older than Gabbert is now before they got their first NFL start. Including the “new breed” Wilson, Kaepernick, Dalton, Flacco, Locker, Tannehill, Weeden, etc. Along with the top players in the league at the position, Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Rivers, Palmer, Schaub, E. Manning, etc.

    None of them had made their first start at Blaine’s age. Think about that before you start spouting off.

  29. granadafan says: Aug 15, 2013 2:42 PM

    If this was a regular season game, I’d take the Under on an Over/Under of 7.

  30. eatitfanboy says: Aug 15, 2013 2:57 PM

    lovefootball4life says:
    Aug 15, 2013 1:54 PM
    Not a fan of either team, thank god, but may watch just to see who looks worse. Didn’t both of these guys forgo the last year of eligibility for the draft? Any player considering that should be shown the career of these guys. Hope they still got a degree, may need to fall back on it.

    ======

    Do you honestly believe another year of college would have made a difference for these guys?

    They struck while the iron was hot. They cashed in on monster college seasons for big NFL contracts. The only thing another year in college would have done was most likely expose them.

    You can always go back to college. You can’t make up the $$$ if you get exposed in your senior year as the average QB you actually are.

  31. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 15, 2013 3:19 PM

    Ah, a preseason suckfest of epic proportions.

  32. steelerben says: Aug 15, 2013 3:27 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:
    Aug 15, 2013 2:29 PM
    Two thirds of the current starting QBs in the league were older than Gabbert is now before they got their first NFL start. Including the “new breed” Wilson, Kaepernick, Dalton, Flacco, Locker, Tannehill, Weeden, etc. Along with the top players in the league at the position, Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Rivers, Palmer, Schaub, E. Manning, etc.

    None of them had made their first start at Blaine’s age. Think about that before you start spouting off.

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

    So, if a surgeon was supposed to take out your appendix and took out your spleen instead, it would be okay as long as he was Doogie Howser? Brandon Weeden is turing 46 this year, does that make him more desirable going into his second season, or more likely to be elite?

    If you can’t play the position, you can’t play the position. Being ruined by a poor line his first year and not being supported by a running game and not having talent at wideout is something that happens to some young QBs that get drafted high. because if you have a high draft pick, you probably don’t have a very good team.

    Would you defend Brady Quinn the same way you defend Blaine Gabbert?

  33. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Aug 15, 2013 4:08 PM

    It’s a showdown over who gets to draft Clowney.

  34. gbmickey says: Aug 15, 2013 4:08 PM

    Hey gabbert it doesnt matter what his age when he started you cant hide from no talent. Your qb sucks.

  35. razzzmajazzz says: Aug 15, 2013 7:15 PM

    Alright thegreatgabbert(God, that name makes me laugh so hard!), you’re either his mother or husband(yeah, I said it) because you can’t honestly believe what you say about him. What will you say when we get a real QB next year and he is history?

  36. cwk22 says: Aug 15, 2013 9:28 PM

    I love how thegreatgabbert goes on other teams sites and talks trash. Then gets so defensive when the poor excuse for a QB Gabbert is attacked. The other Jag fans must hate it when you post.

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