Gus Bradley now sees it. Gus had this belief in Blaine Gabbert based on what he saw Blaine do in practice and the advanced analytic Tony gave him. Gus said “I need to see for myself whether he is capable or not”. I think Gus saw it. The Rams game was one that could have been a strong victory if we had a QB who could make decisions and throws. Chad Henne can make decisions, just not always the throws. Blaine Gabbert showed he can’t make the decision and rarely make the throw. Add in Blaine’s frequent trips to the injury report and I think Gus sees it now.
The running game is not back. There was once a time when if the Jaguars were on the five yard line, the touchdown was bankable with Greg Jones leading the way and MoJo carrying the pile. The Jaguars didn’t try to run for a touchdown when close to the goal line against the Rams. It was a foregone conclusion to the coaches that Gabbert had to throw the ball in to score. This brings us back to point #1. You can’t say we have a running game if you don’t have a power running game. This is probably 35% MoJo being less than he was and 65% being the line much less than they were two years ago. There is no faith in this running attack right now.