QB Blaine Gabbert, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
HT: 6-4, WT: 234, Born: 10-15-1989, College: Missouri, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 10
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|2||St. Louis Rams|
|3||at Atlanta Falcons|
|4||at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|5||at New Orleans Saints|
|9||at Cleveland Browns|
|11||at Washington Redskins|
|12||at Chicago Bears|
|14||at Detroit Lions|
|15||at Carolina Panthers|
|16||Green Bay Packers|
|17||New Orleans Saints|
2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - The Jaguars' quarterback was overmatched by the Chiefs' defense. The front seven was consistently getting pressure on Gabbert, but he wasn't doing enough to make that an excuse for his performance. His eyes consistently fell when pressure was coming and his accuracy was very poor at times. Gabbert didn't impose himself positively on the game in any way. He was intercepted on his second drive, when he and Cecil Shorts weren't on the same page. Gabbert's second interception was unforgivable, as he threw it straight to Tamba Hali in the flat for an easy touchdown.
Week 4 - Gabbert's first throw back from his injury absence was very impressive. He fit the ball into a very tight window as Cecil Shorts ran a deep in route between two defenders on third and long. It was a throw that made fans think something may have changed. A statement throw maybe. Alas, it wasn't to be. On the very next play Gabbert was intercepted. He tried to find Shorts again down the sideline, but his backshoulder throw was inaccurate and lacked velocity. That allowed Vontae Davis to react and tip the ball to himself for the turnover. Early in the second quarter, Gabbert forced a ball to Shorts underneath. Davis again was able to tip the pass and Darius Butler caught it before bringing it back the other way for a touchdown. Similarly, Gabbert's third and final interception saw him force the ball into too tight of a window late in the fourth quarter. Gabbert is playing on a bad team, but that doesn't excuse his poor play. He's simply not the answer in Jacksonville and that's abundantly clear.
Week 5 - Gabbert found Justin Blackmon for a touchdown early in the game, but that was a simple throw on a play that saw the Rams' secondary blow a coverage. Soon after he missed a wide open Cecil Shorts for what would have been a big gain, before he threw a horrible interception that was returned for a touchdown. In the third quarter, the Jaguars blocked a punt to give them excellent field position. Gabbert found Clay Harbor over the middle of the field to bring them to the goal line, but that was the highlight of the drive. Gabbert threw a few horrible passes at the goal line before throwing an interception into double coverage on fourth and goal at the two yard line. Not only did they not score what would have been an important touchdown, they also gave up the excellent field position that would have come with an incompletion. On the next drive, Gabbert should have been intercepted again as he lofted a terrible pass towards a defensive back after scrambling out of the pocket. Chad Henne came in midway through the third quarter.