Training Camp 2013 – Day 4
By Daniel Lago
As the players inch closer to wearing full pads, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ fourth day of training camp played out in a similar manner to the first three days. Inconsistency from the quarterbacks, flashes by some of the younger players, and veterans showing they’re ready for the season to start.
Blaine Gabbert was his usual self today. It’s not fun to reemphasize the same topic everyday, but this has always been the story with Gabbert. He performs well in spurts but that’s not enough.
Both Chad Henne and Gabbert started the practice strong in 11 on 11 drills. Unfortunately, Henne, Gabbert, and Matt Scott all had a pretty rough stretch between the three of them to balance it out.
The story of the day though came at the end of practice when it appeared Gabbert got his ankle stepped on. He had his ankle taped up and was carted off the field but it appears the injury isn’t too serious.
Hopefully Gabbert can get back on the field quickly because his starting job is not guaranteed.
While Henne hasn’t looked better outright, it will be difficult to place Gabbert ahead of him on the depth chart if he misses significant time.
Other encouraging observations include Tyson Alualu getting more comfortable at his new position of defensive end and rookie offensive weapon Denard Robsinon having a much better day. Robinson even took a couple snaps at quarterback in the wildcat.
Rookie receiver Ace Sanders continues to impress and he should earn some playing time in the slot if he continues his high level of play in practice.
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– Daniel Lago
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