Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) scrabbles out of the pocket during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
It’s still very early, and not all of the games have yet to be played, but I didn’t see another team on Sunday that looked as dead as the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Blaine Gabbert has found another injury to get him off the field and excuse his horrendous play. What a bust he has been. I feel bad for the guy because he had such a solid run with Missouri, and looked like he had some potential, but he has been a colossal flop for Jacksonville who not only can’t make plays on the field, but he keeps getting dinged up and leaving the game.
His unreliability has been disconcerting, but even more-so was the atrocious play of the Jaguars in a blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Gabbert completed 16 of 35 passes for 121 yards and a couple of picks, as well as taking six sacks for a loss of 50 yards. Yikes, those aren’t quite numbers you expect out of a third-year, former first round selection.
Even more disappointing was the fact that Maurice Jones-Drew, now healthy, was only able to gain 45 yards on 15 carries and didn’t have a single catch.
It’s no wonder this team made so many waiver wire claims at the end of the pre-season. They are almost completely devoid of talent. With Justin Blackmon suspended and Marcedes Lewis out, you can’t completely blame Blaine Gabbert for his ineptitude, but even so, the Jags looked atrocious, and with the way Oakland played against Indianapolis, they may accidentally win three or four games.