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My Public Apology To Blaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert, shown above, effectively shut me up Sunday with a great performance in Jacksonville against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It figures that Blaine Gabbert would put this blogger in his place less than a week after I floated the question of whether the Jaguars should draft a QB again with their 1st round pick in 2012. I’ll admit when I jumped the gun on something, and it appears that Blaine Gabbert is indeed showing the progression that I said was lacking.

Here’s what I saw on Sunday. I saw a young quarterback make a few bad decisions. That’s not in question, but I saw a lot more positives. I saw Blaine Gabbert stepping up in the pocket, despite pressure in his area. I saw a guy moving from read to read. I saw a guy check the ball down as a second, third, or fourth option, not his primary read.

So, this is me saying to all of my readers, and on the off chance that Blaine Gabbert actually reads this, I was wrong. We need to show far more patience than I have shown recently. Blaine Gabbert is indeed growing, and I was wrong to suggest otherwise.

Shane Clemons

About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.

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