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Mike Mularkey not putting blame on Blaine Gabbert

The Jaguars head coach says he will not consider starting Chad Henne at this point in the season.


In the midst of a 1-8 season with the NFL's worst offense, it's easy to put the blame on Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert. It was only made easier in the fourth quarter of a 27-10 loss to the Colts when Chad Henne replaced an injured Gabbert and led the Jaguars to their only score of the game. However, Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey refused to put the blame on Gabbert on Friday when he spoke to Adam Schein of Sirius XM Radio.

During Thursday's loss, Gabbert completed 18-of-31 passes, but was sacked four times and threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Darius Butler early in the third quarter. According to Pro Football Focus, Gabbert has had an exceptionally small window of time to work with due to the pass protection in front of him.

He also said during the broadcast that he will not consider playing Henne in Gabbert's place at this point in the season.