I still haven't been able to watch the whole game yet, but I got ahold of all of Gabbert's passes spliced up. He looked pretty darn good for a guy with less than 2 weeks of practice. Let's see what the internet has to say about it.
Blaine Gabbert’s first preseason start is in the books | ProFootballTalk
Blaine Gabbert’s first preseason start as the Jaguars "quarterback of the future" included a few nice moments, a lot of timing problems, and a handful of mistakes. In short, he looked like a rookie.
Solid start - Editorial on jaguars.com
FOXBORO, MASS. – As preseason debuts go, this one was about what could be expected. Blaine Gabbert, the Jaguars’ quarterback of the future, started Thursday night’s preseason opener in place of injured starter David Garrard. It was the NFL debut for a hyped, talented player, a potential franchise quarterback with less than two weeks of professional practice.
So what about this Matt Roth guy? | Jaguars Blog
Adam Schefter reported today on Twitter that the Jaguars have signed "OLB" Matt Roth to a one-year, $3 million deal. I put "OLB" in quotation marks because Roth played outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense in Cleveland last year and also in Miami in 2008 and 2009. So, what is the plan for Roth in Jacksonville? Will he be a starting defensive end? Will he rush the passer in sub packages? What’s he good at? Let’s take a look.
In first action, Gabbert gets little help - AFC South Blog - ESPN
Welcome to David Garrard’s world, Blaine Gabbert. Jacksonville’s rookie quarterback started in New England on Thursday night. He made some good and quick decisions. But he was ultimately undone by rookie inexperience and, in part, by the same things that often helped undo the veteran he is expected to sit behind. Gabbert’s protection broke down and allowed three sacks and his targets -- including Mike Thomas, Tiquan Underwood and Zach Miller -- dropped passes.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Defensive end Matt Roth is expected to bring an aggressive mind-set to the Jaguars. Roth agreed to terms on a one-year, $3 million deal Thursday, but the team decided not to have him sign it until today so they didn’t have to cut a player before the preseason opener.
Tight deadline tonight meant we couldn't get many quotes into my story for the paper. Thought I'd provide a little sampling of things from the Jaguars 47-12 loss to the Patriots. I'll be back with some more analytical stuff tomorrow. Some notes before we begin:
ot that the lopsided final score is necessarily an accurate barometer of the Jaguars' 2011 season, but they certainly didn't do the ticket sales office any favors Thursday night by getting pounded 47-12 by the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Things didn't get out of hand until the second half, and rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert looked okay in his six first-half series. Still, a pitiful defensive performance by mostly Jaguars' backups against Patriots' backup quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett was pretty discouraging to watch.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — No one expected his debut to be perfect, but what the Jaguars hoped to see out of their future starting quarterback was the composure, confidence and the ability that would translate into NFL success.