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JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11:  A general view of EverBank Field ahead of the Tennessee Titans versus Jacksonville Jaguars on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: A general view of EverBank Field ahead of the Tennessee Titans versus Jacksonville Jaguars on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Let's take a look around the internets to see what others are saying about the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Stop. Gabbertime. Jaguars vs. Panthers Game Preview | Jaguars Blog
Adam Stites of Big Cat Country stated on Twitter that the Panthers might be the best possible team for a rookie quarterback to make his debut against.  My response was "2010 Jaguars?"  The point stands, though; the 2011 Carolina Panthers may have a young, explosive offense, but their defense has some issues, and they make a great first opponent for Blaine Gabbert’s first career NFL start. All eyes will be on Gabbert and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday, as two young quarterbacks square off in a battle many draft experts had in their heads and on their websites before the draft.


Jaguars Windsprints: The Hollywood Edtion | Jaguars Blog
So here we are, week three of the season and the Jaguars have cycled through all three of their quarterbacks. Say what you want about Jack Del Rio but he brings  a dramatic element to the Jacksonville fan base akin to what you might find on Survivor. Do you really know who is going to start? How about who is going to get cut? His media sessions are like tribal councils. We listen attentively trying to understand  what he means behind the words, straining to discern truth from propaganda.


A glimpse of the future - Jaguars news on
Sit back, relax and enjoy. That’s not easy, but it’s the best approach entering the Jaguars’ game Sunday against Carolina – and for the rest of the season, for that matter. I’m not suggesting to take your fan hat completely off this season and forget about the post-season. The Jaguars aren’t doing that because of the move to start rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert, and neither should fans.


Ready for Sunday - Jaguars news on
Two days out, Jack Del Rio likes what he has seen. With rookie Blaine Gabbert set to make his first NFL start at quarterback for the Jaguars Sunday, Del Rio said the No. 10 overall selection in this past April’s NFL Draft approached the week as expected. Yes, Del Rio said, Gabbert is ready for the moment. As importantly, the Jaguars are, too.  "The team’s ready," Del Rio said Friday


Jaguars Notebook: Scout team change gave Blaine Gabbert head start |
A change to the Jaguars' scout team this year might have helped prepare rookie Blaine Gabbert better. In the past, the Jaguars had a defensive coach hold up a card showing the play for the scout team offense to run. This year, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter gets the play and gives it to the scout team. "I've been putting the plays in or terminology and then I've been coaching Blaine," Koetter said. "So instead of those 50 reps a day that he was taking on scout team for the last two weeks, we've been making those assimilate the best we could to our game plan. Not just because of that but I think just because of playing in the preseason, Blaine has taken a major jump in the last two weeks."


Usual suspects at practice, Eben Britton works as a guard |
No surprises at practice today with Aaron Kampman and Kassim Osgood out there but not looking like they were doing much. Osgood and Kampman didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday. Kampman has been ruled out for Sunday's game and Osgood isn't likely to play. Jason Hill was limited yesterday, but we didn't get to stay out there long enough to really get an idea on how much he was practicing today. One interesting thing to note is Eben Britton hasn't been on the injury report this week or last week. Today we saw him working with the first team as a guard.


Final Word: AFC South - AFC South Blog - ESPN
Watch the Jaguars' defense: It did not play badly in New York, it’s just that the Jets were given so many chances by the Jacksonville offense. Cam Newton is due for a comedown, and a defense that loaded up on veterans this offseason needs to see a payoff Sunday in Carolina. Put the spotlight on Paul Posluszny, Clint Session, Matt Roth, probable new starting safety Dwight Lowery and Drew Coleman. They were brought in to make this a good defense now, and if they can’t fare well against a rookie quarterback and a rebuilding team, it will be a major disappointment. The defense should play well enough to give Blaine Gabbert a chance to win his first start if he plays efficiently.