Jacksonville Jaguars: Gus Bradley Has Blind Love for Blaine Gabbert
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-4 and heading on the fast track to 0-16 on the season. They have no running game, no passing game and can’t stop teams from scoring on them.
Last time I checked, those were pretty fundamental aspects of the game.
Despite a 37-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, head coach Gus Bradley had some positive things to say about his quarterback, Blaine Gabbert. Note that Gabbert completed 17 of 32 passes for 179 yards and three interceptions. When asked about how strong he felt about his quarterback’s performance, Bradley had this to say:
“I would probably be stronger now after watching the tape.”
Wait, what? Really? Did Bradley also happen to get his medication mixed up with Josh Freeman’s?
“I saw him use some freedom,” Bradley said. “I saw him scramble around and make a play to Clay Harbor. I saw him scramble around and throw it to Ace [Sanders] on an explosive play. I saw him do some things. He took off and ran, although we have to teach him how to slide better.”
Gabbert seems to understand a bit more that the game falls on his shoulders.
“You’re never satisfied when the game doesn’t go the way you want it to,” he said. “We did take some shots, but we have to make plays when the ball’s in the air. It starts with me at the quarterback position. I have to put the ball in a better spot and I just have to execute.”
You’re darn right it starts with you, my good man.
A quarterback rating of 30.7 in the two games Gabbert has started is one of the most pitiful stats I have seen all season long, and in quite some time. Bradley must have been blind on Sunday if he thinks he felt strongly about his quarterback’s performance. The game Gabbert played was downright dreadful — period. Bradley better get his head on straight or he’ll be out the door in no time.