Second-half blitzes take toll on Blaine Gabbert | jacksonville.com
After spending extended time in the cold tub after Sunday's game, Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert walked into his news conference with his hair disheveled and his eye black still smudged after his second NFL start. "We've just got to make plays, and that starts with me," Gabbert said after a 23-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. "We didn't execute like we wanted to in the second half and that showed in the score."
Fewer carries, still plenty of impact for Maurice Jones-Drew | jacksonville.com
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoke out about his lack of carries in the opening game of the season when he had 24 attempts against Tennessee. But after only one carry in the first half, three in the second half and five in the first three quarters of Sunday's 23-10 loss to New Orleans at Everbank Field, Jones-Drew wasn't unhappy because he knew that airing the ball out would be a big part of the offensive game plan against a Saints defense that had struggled against the pass this season.
Gene Frenette: Jaguars' spanking was one to grow on | jacksonville.com
There were two passes Sunday — to tight ends Zach Miller and Marcedes Lewis — that captured perfectly why the Jaguars must green-light Blaine Gabbert, but we’ll get to that later. For now, what matters for this 1-3 team is they have to let Gabbert bear the burden of being a rookie NFL quarterback, even if it means temporary failure.
Leave him alone - Editorial on jaguars.com
Maurice Jones-Drew made his point, and while it came with the expected smile that made it no less pointed. The scene was the post-game interview room at EverBank Field. Following a 23-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints Sunday afternoon, the Jaguars’ two-time Pro Bowl running back fielded questions about rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert. The theme varied, but as it trended toward Gabbert’s difficult second half, Jones-Drew did what he could to break the pattern.
Nothing but a passing fancy - Jaguars vs. Saints Game Recap | Jaguars Blog
The good news: through four games have the same record as the "dream team" Philadelphia Eagles. The bad news: that makes the Jaguars 1-3. The Jaguars’ revamped defense showed they were much improved from last season; the Saints were only able to put up 23 points. Drew Brees manufactured a pair of touchdown drives in the first half, but was held to nothing but field goals in the second. Brees was spectacular as always, but the Jaguars got some pass rush on Brees, especially when they brought the blitz, and were able to intercept him twice. Darren Sproles was a terror, picking up third downs and piling up 131 total yards, but the Jaguars kept him out of the end zone. Sounds like a recipe for success, right? Wrong.
Wrap-up: Saints 23, Jaguars 10 - AFC South Blog - ESPN
What it means: The Jaguars have lost three in a row and don’t have a lot of cause for encouragement right now except that if the Colts lose in Tampa Bay Monday night Jacksonville won’t be in last place.