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Why we can't expect much from Gabbert

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08:13 AM ET 09.23 | The Blaine Gabbert era is now underway, which isn't to say the Jags are going to start whipping the ball around the field. "We're a run-first team," offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said Thursday. "To be successful, we need to run the ball. That's no secret to them, either. We're going to try to run it and they're going to try to stop the run." The Jaguars rank sixth in rushing offense after two games and Carolina ranks 19th against the run, 26th in overall defense. Their two best linebackers, Jon Beason and Thomas Davis, are out for the year with injuries. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is off to his best two-game start with 185 yards rushing. Koetter thinks he abandoned the run too early against the Jets last week.

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September 23, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Let me guess... Because he's a... Rookie?

September 23, 2011  08:18 AM ET

....and not much talent around him maybe?

September 23, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Unless Mathis can bait some INTs out of Newton, the Jags might be in for a long day Sunday. Establishing the run is fine until you fall behind.

September 23, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

...Establishing the run is fine until you fall behind.

Which should be fairly quickly.


Cam gets his first win this week.

September 23, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Cam gets his first win this week.

Agreed. Jacksonville should be looking for a coach real soon. Of course, they should've already been looking for a new coach, but better late than never.

September 23, 2011  08:25 AM ET

A Tale of Two Rookies.

"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times..."

September 23, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Jacksonville has a team?

September 23, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Fun Fact: Jacksonville has more stray cats than any other city in the U.S.

September 23, 2011  08:36 AM ET
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Fun Fact: Jacksonville has more stray cats than any other city in the U.S.

Cougars?

September 23, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Another Fun Fact: Although Jacksonville has a large population, the surrounding areas are sparse. The city is the smallest television market in the US to host an NFL team.


So, not as many people to disappoint.

September 23, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Cougars?

Yup. They're prowling the streets all over town.

September 23, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Sucksville....ZZZZZZZZZZ

September 23, 2011  08:43 AM ET
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Sucksville....ZZZZZZZZZZ

Yeah, the ideal ending to Cougar Night in Jacksonville....

September 23, 2011  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Cougars?

That's a nation-wide epidemic.

September 23, 2011  08:49 AM ET

It's all in the name. "Blaine Gabbert" will have about as much success as Byron Leftwich and Browning Nagle.

September 23, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Weaver bought a lotta defense. Poz & Sessions at linebacker, Landry and Lowrey at safety, Coleman at nickel, Roth at defensive end. Nobody's noticed that the Big Cats are better on D? Luke lost the Jets game with four picks. AFC South is wide open. 8-8 could win it. Bet The Kid wins eight games.

September 23, 2011  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Weaver bought a lotta defense. Poz & Sessions at linebacker, Landry and Lowrey at safety, Coleman at nickel, Roth at defensive end. Nobody's noticed that the Big Cats are better on D? Luke lost the Jets game with four picks. AFC South is wide open. 8-8 could win it. Bet The Kid wins eight games.

Last time I looked, Houston was still in that division. I don't see 8-8 winning it.

September 23, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Jaguars vs Panthers sounds like a cat fight this weekend

September 23, 2011  09:46 AM ET
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Jaguars vs Panthers sounds like a cat fight this weekend

Hisssssssss

 
September 23, 2011  09:48 AM ET

I think Andy Dalton is in a similar situation, so I don't think you need to qualify what to expect.

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