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Gabbert plans to play unless doctors tell him not to

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05:34 PM ET 10.23 | Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert has a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. Despite the injury, Gabbert wants to play on Sunday when the Jags take on the Green Bay Packers -- and plans to, unless team doctors prevent him from playing. Gabbert suffered the injury during Jacksonville's Week 7 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Gabbert was injured in the second quarter, after taking a hit from Oakland defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. Through Jacksonville's first six games, Gabbert has completed 88-of-158 passes for 906 yards. Gabbert has thrown six touchdowns, against just three interceptions. If Gabbert is unable to play on Sunday, Chad Henne will start for Jacksonville.

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October 23, 2012  05:43 PM ET

Hmmm, the "Show must go on" syndrom...NEXT!

October 23, 2012  06:32 PM ET

This is not a Wally Pipp situation. Chad Henne will not be playing Lou Gehrig and taking the job away. Let him take the pounding for a week or two, and live to see a new coach who doesn't think the QB should be the feature back.

Granted Gabbert was in a zone--virtually mediocre, which is a terrific improvement over last year--but no need to get killed before the new regime arrives.

October 23, 2012  07:25 PM ET

Nobody cares...not even in Jacksonville.

October 23, 2012  07:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nobody cares...not even in Jacksonville.

I care!!! Im showing my sensitive side!!!

October 23, 2012  07:40 PM ET

I would not let this guy Expose his body to getting hit, I would make a week to week decision, but who am I?

October 23, 2012  08:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I care!!! Im showing my sensitive side!!!

Hey Creepy, how about those Yankees!

October 23, 2012  08:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nobody cares...not even in Jacksonville.

Don't you live in Tampa?

October 23, 2012  08:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hey Creepy, how about those Yankees!

How about ARod? giving the ball-boy several baseballs with his tele on them!!! to give to some models in the stands!!!!

October 23, 2012  08:49 PM ET
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How about ARod? giving the ball-boy several baseballs with his tele on them!!! to give to some models in the stands!!!!

Yeah he says they were for the models, probably for the ball-boys

October 23, 2012  09:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I care!!! Im showing my sensitive side!!!

Pull your pants back up Creepy!

October 24, 2012  07:46 AM ET

They're 1-5 and MJD is injured. The only bright side is that no one expected them to be much better than they are.

Los Angeles Jaguars. How does that sound?

October 24, 2012  09:50 AM ET

This way Gabbert has a ready-made excuse for why he played so poorly.

October 24, 2012  11:39 AM ET

Not a Good Idea, but then again, he's not a very good idea man!

October 24, 2012  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

This way Gabbert has a ready-made excuse for why he played so poorly.

What was the excuse for the previous 21 games? LOL

October 24, 2012  01:24 PM ET
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They're 1-5 and MJD is injured. The only bright side is that no one expected them to be much better than they are.Los Angeles Jaguars. How does that sound?

Oh here we go. Have you been following the owners' meetings? NFL owners want Chavez Ravine, not LA as the site. Also, AEG was put up for sale in September. Additional language was put into the contract which allows the city council more power to kill the deal if AEG???s new owner lacks the money, sports management experience or character required. Does potential buyer Patrick Soon-Shiong have the "experience"? So wait until all of the dust settles before you jump in with that scenario. I'm not even going to discuss how Mr. Khan is locked into Jacksonville due to the contract signed between the city and the Jags or how San Diego has a 3 month clause in their contract to leave immediately since they are on a year to year lease.

 
October 24, 2012  01:27 PM ET

By the way what is the line for Sunday's game vs. the Packers?? Right it doesn't matter since MJD is out and Gabbert is, well, Gabbert. "And with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Jaguars select..."

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