Inside the Jaguars: Shorts to play, Gabbert out
Cecil Shorts III almost certainly will play Sunday. Blaine Gabbert definitely will not. Shorts, the Jaguars’ leading receiver this season, practiced on a limited basis on Friday and is listed as probable, while Gabbert – the team’s starting quarterback in Weeks One, Four and Five – was officially ruled out as the team completed its final full practice in preparation for Sunday. Chad Henne, who practiced with the first team throughout the week, will start at quarterback in place of Gabbert, who sustained a hamstring injury in a loss to St. Louis last week.
Jacksonville Jaguars could beat Denver Broncos
Well, here at The MMQB, we’ve written quite a lot about team No. 32 this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Much has centered on the concept that this is one horrible team, with so much to do to even think .500 is an option, with such an impossible dream: Jacksonville, 0-5, the lowest-scoring team in football, at Denver, 5-0, the highest-scoring team in football. But I am here to tell you some good news, fans of Jags. I am here to tell you how to beat the Denver Broncos this weekend. First, some encouragment from Kent Graham. Remember him? He and Danny Kanell alternated at quarterback for the New York Giants in 1998. The Giants were a bumbling team in ’98, 5-8 when the Denver Broncos came to town that December. Denver was 13-0. The Giants were coming off 34- and 24-point losses to the Packers and Niners, respectivley, in the previous month, and the John Elway-led Broncos were blowing away teams with ease. "It’s the only time in my career," Graham said this week from his home in Illinois, "when I remember saying to my wife, ‘I don’t know if we can win this game.’ "
Dave Caldwell is right man for Jaguars' job - Jacksonville Jaguars Blog - ESPN
In a week when arguably the NFL's best team faces the league's worst, a gap that has made the Denver Broncos a record-tying 28-point favorite over the Jacksonville Jaguars, it's a reminder of the major rebuilding task that Dave Caldwell has signed on to oversee. It's daunting, but the Jaguars' passionate, grounded general manager hardly looks harried as he arrives in his office on a recent Friday morning, a large Dunkin' Donuts coffee clutched in his right hand. Maybe that's because he's been part of something like this before. Caldwell was hired as Jaguars general manager in January after spending the previous five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, the first four as director of college scouting, the final year as director of player personnel.