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Game Thoughts:



To jump right to it, I think that this week we will see numbers from zach miller, cecil shorts, and brock bolen in the passing game.   With Gabbert starting, his comfort level will be with guys like miller, shorts, potter, dillard, or more importantly the 1st/2nd string guys aka the ones who come off the bench to help out the team.   We've heard through training camp about the chemistry that Gabbert has with shorts, and we have seen in games that Zach Miller has been heavily targeted by Gabbert.

So this leads me to another point, maybe, just maybe we will see the Dallas Clark Zach Miller we all envisioned start to appear in the near future.  Part of the problem with Miller has been that he has not seemed to be targeted a lot by jaguars QBs.  Is that because he isnt open, or because of chemistry issues or just not getting him the ball?  I dont think we can be sure, but Gabbert does seem to find Miller a lot.   

I would also expect to see Brock Bolen come in during 3rd down passing plays.  Bolen is a capable blocker (obviously hes a fullback) but has also seen action already this season and has good hands.   Bolen and Gabbert also seem to have good chemistry, notably becuase I believe that Gabbert, Bolen, and Potter did offseason work together at one point.   

Finally, Cecil Shorts has not registered a catch yet this season, but I feel certain that is to change.  We never saw or heard about a real chemistry between McCown and Shorts nor did we see it in effect during the games.  I also like to point out that while Shorts was listed as second on the depth chart, Osgood played as the second reciever in the jets game for a good portion of the game (before he got hurt).  I would have to think that this is because McCown spent the offseason working with Osgood on the third team.   Anyways, I refuse to believe that Shorts doesnt have the skills, because he has been talked as one of the best recievers on the team by multiple sources.  I think we could see a four to five catch game from Shorts, ranging from 40-80 yards depending on how far he stretches the field.

I also think that maybe the Jaguars should start to run some more spread formations.  This would spread the d out and give MJD more running lanes, while putting Gabbert in a higher comfort zone.   Plus, with our running style of play, short, accurate passes, which Gabbert excels at, could help open the d for more MJD running. 

Just my 2 cents. 

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