SInce I'm sitting in the airport waiting to board my flight to Iowa, let's take a look around the internet at some Jacksonville Jaguars news.
Jaguars Notebook: Maurice Jones-Drew, Aaron Kampman won't make trip to New England | jacksonville.com
At least four starters won’t play Thursday night when the Jaguars face the New England Patriots, and at least two of them won’t make the trip. The Jaguars are leaving behind running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive end Aaron Kampman, both of whom are coming off knee surgeries.
Rookie Blaine Gabbert to start at QB for Jaguars in preseason opener | jacksonville.com
In the Jaguars’ game of quarterback musical chairs, rookie Blaine Gabbert will start in New England on Thursday night as Luke McCown and David Garrard are both ailing. Veteran Todd Bouman is likely to play after one practice.
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew led the charge of players ripping Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Twitter as Cutler sat out the second half of the NFC Championship Game. Having reflected on it for several months, Jones-Drew isn’t sorry.
At times in training camp, Jack Del Rio has had to catch himself. Del Rio, entering his ninth season as the Jaguars’ head coach, said Tuesday because of the circumstances of this past off-season you have to at times expect a different level of performance early in training camp. He also said that’s not always easy to remember.
Jaguars rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert is wearing a brace on his left knee. "Oh yeah, something catastrophic happened," he told Jacksonville media, joking, according to comments distributed by the team. "No, it’s just all precaution. That’s kind of the trend in the NFL right now because the piles do come back, there’s a lot of rollups. You’ve seen that with Carson Palmer, Tom Brady, a bunch of the guys have had that happen so coach Del Rio just thought it would be the best idea for us to wear that."
The Colts lead the AFC South into the 2011 ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings, standing eighth in our first poll. I’m one of five voters, along with John Clayton, Ashley Fox, Mike Sando and James Walker on this year’s panel. That means if you’ve got a beef, I’m usually only responsible for one-fifth of your issue.