Jaguars news roundup: Put up or shut up for Gabbert; Shoelace 'Rookie 101' and more

Bob Levey

Jacksonville Jaguars news around the internet you may have missed.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Put Up or Shut Up Time for Blaine Gabbert - Yahoo! Sports
There are two schools of thought when attempting to evaluate Gabbert's career thus far. On one hand, he came into the league at 21 years-old, just four years removed from high school. He was one of the youngest starting quarterbacks in the history of the NFL and was forced into the starting lineup before he was ready. The original plan was to have Gabbert sit and learn for a year behind incumbent quarterback David Garrard (followed by Luke McCown). Garrard ended up being released by the team prior to the start of the regular season, which bumped Gabbert from third-string to backup. However, as the year progressed, and a coach became desperate to keep his job, the team benched the struggling McCown and started Gabbert the rest of the year. You can call this the "young and inexperienced" argument made by the "wait and see" crowd.

Fabulous Four: Offseason wrap up

4. Buying in. We begin this wrapping-up-the-offseason-with-something-anything-because-it’s-a-slow-time Fabulous Four by, yes, wrapping up the 2013 Jaguars offseason. That means touching on the major themes, one of which is Head Coach Gus Bradley’s process of establishing mindset. That’s big for any head coach, but particularly for Bradley, who believes strongly that getting players to invest in the idea of daily competition is key to everything else he and the team are trying to accomplish. Cornerback Marcus Trufant, who played in Seattle under Bradley the past three seasons, said it can take time for players to truly buy into the philosophy...

Jaguars fans respond to roster guess |

In Sunday’s Times-Union, I wrote a first projection of what the Jaguars’ 53-man roster could look like. Here is a collection of reader comments sent to me via Twitter and my responses...

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Meet rookie running back Denard Robinson in this edition of Rookie 101.

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