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Gabbert’s thumb could put him on short leash

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For those of you in 34-team fantasy leagues, pay attention.

Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert will indeed start on Sunday against the Chiefs.  But there’s reason to be concerned about his effectiveness.

I know, there’s reason to be concerned about his effectiveness even if he’s healthy.  But Gabbert has a broken bone in the thumb on his throwing hand.  The decision to play was not an easy one, and there was strong consideration given to Gabbert sitting out.

Per a league source, Gabbert will use no pain medication to numb the thumb.  He needs to be able to feel the ball in order to throw it.  Likewise, if he suffers further injury, he needs to know that it’s time to get out.

As a result, there are concerns about the strength and zip of his passes.  If he struggles to make the throws or suffers an aggravation, Henne could be inserted.

“I’d better pull Gabbert out of my lineup,” says no fantasy owner in response.

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11 Responses to “Gabbert’s thumb could put him on short leash”
  1. kingbeason52 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:37 PM

    “I’d better pull Gabbert out of my lineup,” says no fantasy owner in response.

    Nice…way to be a hipster

  2. source7769 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    Hey Randy you taking plays off and dogging the catering food from the local family business was more disrespectful so shut up you got paid alot to wear 84

  3. jbaxt says: Sep 8, 2013 12:44 PM

    I have Gabbert on my team, but in my league we include backup long snappers.

  4. joetoronto says: Sep 8, 2013 12:47 PM

    He can’t be any worse.

  5. cobibones13 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:52 PM

    thumb leash.
    respect.

  6. boyshole25 says: Sep 8, 2013 1:10 PM

    Hahaha

  7. cwk22 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:02 PM

    At the moment Luck is 8/8 for 113 yards and a TD. But thegreatgabbert will soon post
    1) several stats showing how Gabbert is better then luck in high school and college
    2) how poor receivers let him down
    3) how “Gabs” has to play with a broken thumb and so it’s not his fault.

    Henne sucks, (as a dolphin fan I know) so I guess you can’t do any worse with Gabbert playing.

  8. cwk22 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:14 PM

    Of course Tanahill looks bad with the pick he just threw for my team, but I am sure it’s not his fault.

  9. trevor123698 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:25 PM

    its called a 2 quarterback format florio. but i still never got gabbert even in these leagues where 34 qbs get drafted

  10. cwk22 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:59 PM

    Ok Jag fans. After watching my Fins and Bucs so far, I take back anything bad I ever said about the Jags.

  11. jbaxt says: Sep 8, 2013 4:15 PM

    Luke Joekel just proved why KC took Fisher over him. And KC also just showed they were no 2-14 team, Jacksonville, not so much.

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