The way this Jaguars season has gone with injuries and inconsistences and losses, chances are good that quarterback Blaine Gabbert will get another chance to start a game.And that’s the attitude Gabbert portrayed before practice Thursday even though Chad Henne was named the starter for Sunday’s game against San Francisco and probably the foreseeable future.But let’s face it: Gabbert has been demoted.
Greg Roman gave insights into his thinking when watching footage of past Jacksonville Jaguars games. Of the Jaguars 37-3 loss to the Colts in Week 4: "Woah, boy, Indianapolis throws two picks early. They can’t get out of their own way." Of the Jaguars 35-19 loss to the Broncos in Week 6: "Denver’s struggling to move the ball for a lot of their game. The (Jags are) pulling rabbits out of the hat." "When you turn on the film, you may have preconceived ideas as a coach," the 49ers offensive offensive coordinator Greg Roman said of San Francisco's Week 8 opponent, which remains winless at 0-7. "And then you turn on the film. "As always, the film tells you everything." So, no, the 49ers are not overlooking their seemingly lesser competitors, whom they meet on Sunday at London's Wembley Stadium as part of the NFL's International Series.
Gus Bradley has liked a lot about this team all season. He likes it a little more now. Bradley, the Jaguars’ head coach, on Thursday said Jaguars players not only weren’t bothered by comments he made Sunday that the team lacked effort in a loss to San Diego that day, but that they have responded positively to the situation. That’s unusual, Bradley said. And it’s very, very good. "I think that I really complement our team on how they’ve handled this whole situation," Bradley said Thursday as the Jaguars (0-7) prepared to play the San Francisco 49ers (5-2) at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday at 1 p.m.