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With Gabbert a few weeks away, Henne gets another shot

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After leading the Jaguars to a dramatic cover-the-spread at Denver, Chad Henne’s going to get another chance.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said with Blaine Gabbert not ready to get back under center, Henne will start this week against the Chargers.

We’re going with Chad this week,” Bradley said, via the team’s official website. “We’re just talking about San Diego. We’ll see when Blaine comes back, but right now Chad’s our quarterback.”

The Jaguars surprised a lot of people by only losing 35-19 to the Broncos, with Henne throwing for 303 yards and two interceptions.

Henne’s been the better quarterback of the two by a significant margin. He has two touchdowns and four picks to Gabbert’s one touchdown and seven interceptions, and Henne’s passer rating (70.9) is nearly double Gabbert’s (36.0).

But Henne’s not a former first-round pick, so there seems to be a need for an explanation for putting him on the field.

Gabbert, who has also missed time with a lacerated hand, watched Sunday because of a hamstring strain which Bradley said “may take a couple of weeks.”

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25 Responses to “With Gabbert a few weeks away, Henne gets another shot”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 14, 2013 5:57 PM

    Worst QBs in Professional Football – 32. Eli Manning, 31. Blaine Gabbert, 30. Mike Vick, 29. Tony Romo and 28. Tom Brady. In that order.

  2. latinlover11 says: Oct 14, 2013 5:59 PM

    When you’re rotating QB’s, it means that you don’t have a real QB on the roster. Henne makes the same mistakes over and over again. Gabbert is a marginal NFL talent at best.

    Of course, that’s the least of the Jag’s problems. It starts with their defense, which is weak, especially up the middle. Their secondary is BAD too. They look like an expansion team at this point.

  3. thegonz13 says: Oct 14, 2013 6:02 PM

    “We’re just talking about San Diego”? Gee, Gus, I hope you’re not overlooking them because they too can kick your butts!

  4. onebucplace says: Oct 14, 2013 6:05 PM

    I don’t understand how every day we have to hear about how offensive the term Redskins is yet there are no articles about the assault on good taste that is the Jacksonville Jags helmet. If you’re going to do a gradient, do it correctly or not at all.

    Goodell, you said if one person is offended you must listen. Well I’m offended. Do something about this offensive helmet already.

  5. gloryfromheaven says: Oct 14, 2013 6:20 PM

    They want to start Gabbert because they have a better chance for the first pick in the draft, this is basically an “unfortunate” situation right now…

  6. quadya says: Oct 14, 2013 6:28 PM

    henne is a 2nd round pick.

  7. kitnamania13 says: Oct 14, 2013 6:29 PM

    I really hope Gabbert makes it back into the starting lineup soon, because watching him play football is one of the most enjoyable experiences the sports world can offer. It’s right up there with watching Ron Rivera coach.

  8. craniator says: Oct 14, 2013 6:35 PM

    The Hen Boy ain’t exactly Namath in his prime , but he’s still better than Gabbert. Then again , my Grandmother would probably be better then Gabbert.

  9. seatownballers says: Oct 14, 2013 6:39 PM

    Worst defensive units in the nfl
    Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins Redskins
    In that order

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 14, 2013 6:43 PM

    Ooohh…a half wit Bucs’ fan is offended by the Jaguar helmet. Issue the recall order.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 14, 2013 6:47 PM

    LOL, at the experts from other cities sounding off on the Jag’s “problems”.

    You need to change the title here to “Uneducated Comments Section”.

  12. @HowdyDoobie says: Oct 14, 2013 6:56 PM

    Chad Henne has proven many times that he’s a much better QB then the oft-injured Gabbert. It only took the Raiders a couple of games to cut the cord on Flynn. Perhaps the Jags need to do the same.

  13. liquidfrozentundra says: Oct 14, 2013 7:20 PM

    Jaguars would give themselves the best chance to win by starting logicvoices at qb and calling a butt fumble to tim tebow every play…

  14. thinkarez says: Oct 14, 2013 7:33 PM

    I agree every time I see them play I know there bad at football but geez that is the ugliest helmet I’ve ever seen. sad thing is its stuck like glue for a while. must of been boy George on the design team for the jags.

  15. thereyougo2 says: Oct 14, 2013 7:50 PM

    Does it really mater which QB plays or does anyone really care. Well maybe the London fans!

  16. ppc50 says: Oct 14, 2013 8:00 PM

    Sign Vince Young, Tebow, or JaMarcus Russell. Even the old Jag warrior – Garrard would be better.

  17. maddenisfordorks says: Oct 14, 2013 8:09 PM

    Wow another London comment.

    Wait a second while we write this down.

  18. cwk22 says: Oct 14, 2013 8:09 PM

    Ha ha ha. Both thegreatgabbert and his cousin logicalvoices commenting in the same column. One is delusional about the Redskins. The other is delusional about Gabbert. Together they are both have half a clue

  19. therillest says: Oct 14, 2013 8:41 PM

    As a Jag fan and season ticket holder this Gabbert thing is sickening! The kid cannot play period! He has gotten two coaches fired and run off thousands of fans. Continuing to even contemplate playing him is stupid!

  20. bigalhebdman says: Oct 14, 2013 8:55 PM

    thinkarez says:
    Oct 14, 2013 7:33 PM
    I agree every time I see them play I know there bad at football but geez that is the ugliest helmet I’ve ever seen. sad thing is its stuck like glue for a while. must of been boy George on the design team for the jags.

    Sorry, you’re wrong. Hands down the ugliest helmet in the NFL is definitely the plain pumpkin orange of the 1950ish throwback team, The Cleveland Browns.
    Should they change their name like has been suggested of the Redskins? After all, they might offend the Brown family, which owns the Cinncinnati Bengals.

  21. dolphins4 says: Oct 14, 2013 10:31 PM

    Poor Teddy Bridgewater.

  22. flik44 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:21 AM

    The best QB on the Jags roster is former OW and current WR Denard Robinson. Run the friggin’ wildcat the whole game with him at QB.

    If you want a “best chance to win” with that steaming pile of a team, try that.

  23. rajbais says: Oct 15, 2013 12:28 AM

    Forget both of them.

    It’s Matt Scott time!!!

    While the Jags are at it time to bring back Jordan Rodgers too!!

  24. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 15, 2013 2:08 AM

    There is no way Gabbert can start. He has a 36.0 Qb Rating. Sure small sample size, hows this sample size: He has 1 win 9/23/2012! He only has 5 career wins, and 2 were against the 2011 Colts who ended up with the 1st overall pick. Henne deserve the job.

  25. razzzmajazzz says: Oct 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    Toilet Stain Blaine is the absolute worst QB. He is positively comical to watch but I’m sure thegreatgabbert will tell us how Crappert is just using this time to stop the government shut down, fix the Redskins name issue, solve world hunger and all while perfecting his QB skills.

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