Jul 31, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) throws during the first day of training camp in pads at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Gabbert Shows some Toughness


Blaine Gabbert has been under constant scrutiny since coming into the league about his toughness.  His first year Gabbert looked scared in the pocket and fled at the first sign of any kind of pressure.

In his second year Gabbert responded to the criticism by stand in the pocket longer and taking more hits including the hit on a play that should have been blown dead before it happened against Oakland.  That was the hit that eventually ended Gabbert’s 2nd season with a torn labrum.  Despite the injury though Gabbert showed some toughness the following week by starting the game and putting in one of the best performances of his career against Green Bay.

Now this season just two days after suffering from a sprained ankle Gabbert showed some more toughness by insisting that he participate in practice Wednesday.

However he did not practice fully as the Jacksonville coaching staff decided to limit what Gabbert could do during practice in an attempt to keep him from re-injuring or making the injury worse.

In the middle of an open quarterback competition this would appear to be a minor problem for Gabbert as he was having issues holding on to some snaps before the ankle injury.  Luckily there is plenty of time for Gabbert to get back on track and battle his way for the starting quarterback job.

-Mike Milder

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