You're more than welcome to gloat if that happens, but, I'd be celebrating Blackmon more than Gabbert if that happens.
i think this is a very backward way of looking at it. i would say that last year, other than Gabbert's prior inability to stand firmly in the pocket when blitzed (which, preseason or not, serious improvements here are apparent), the biggest cause for his lack of success is receivers that were flat out undependable. how do you throw to anyone if nobody can read soft spots in zones and get open, and nobody can compete for the ball in the air? the only person who was even capable of such things was Marcedes Lewis and i don't know what the fuck happened but he forgot how to catch the ball last year. Blackmon may be filling that empty role but it's not so much compensating for a weakness of Gabbert, as it is becoming a resource on the team that allows Gabbert to finally use skills he's always had.
|You're also relying on MJD to be healthy and take pressure off Gabbert, and history shows that hes gonna miss at least 4 games this season|
you're right that MJD's return plays a huge factor in my confidence in Gabbert, but what do you mean by the bolded? im pretty sure MJD hasn't missed a single game since he became the starter in Jacksonville, his durability is probably his greatest asset.