Gus Bradley counting on “competition” at Jags QB position

2/13/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsAfter trying at the bottom of the league with Kansas City Chiefs following a 2-14 record last season, its evident the Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot of rebuilding to and the roster could look quite different, especially at certain key positions next season. The team’s new head coach Gus Bradley believes the Jacksonville Jaguars are still looking for talent at several starting jobs, and he would like the players to show some motivation as well as commitment when competing for those spots, including the starting quarterback job.
The first step towards rebuilding would start with evaluating the current roster. And Gus Bradley would like to give his players the full chance to compete and prove their place in the team.
"I've heard some very positive comments about some of our guys, with Blaine (Gabbert) especially," Gus Bradley said on Tuesday. "Our quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo and Jedd (Fisch), we believe there are some things and great traits that we can work with."
So, seemingly the Jacksonville Jaguars players, who struggled in nearly every department the past season, have the benefit of the doubt. In his second year, Blaine Gabbert threw for 1,662, averaging 5.98 yards per pass attempts for nine touchdowns, 6 interceptions and five fumbles during 2012. But it may all come down to how Gus Bradley’s coaching staff builds the offense around the quarterback, so it may maximize on the abilities of a quarterback such as Blaine Gabbert.
"When you come in as a new staff an evaluate, one of the things I challenge our staff with is it's really easy to come in and look at our players and say 'OK Gus, here's what we think they do bad,'” said Gus Bradley. “That's easy. Everybody can do that. Instead we took the approach where we said 'OK, what are some good things that they're doing, and those good things we can build on.'”
Nonetheless, it doesn’t close the possibility of the Jacksonville Jaguars getting some help on the position from outside the team.
"Without a doubt," Gus Bradley stressed on the importance of the competition remaining for the quarterback position.  "There's going to be competition at every spot on our roster. Our whole philosophy in this organization is to compete and competition, so we'll follow through with that."
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