But both the Cardinals and Packers have shut down our running game so far,which has forced Cam to throw the ball. 422 and 432 yards respectively. Not saying I expect the Jaguars to win, because I don't, but since we don't have any game tape on Gabbert, it makes him more dangerous. The fact that Godfrey is out makes me nervous. I don't care if its a high school QB, I don't want to rely on Jordan Pugh to stop the pass.
Valid concern, but any coach is probably still going to rather have his D stack up against a rookie QB, even without tape, than against a star running back, he knows he's going to have trouble stopping.
No one was afraid of Clausen last year just cause they didn't have tape. It's the same situation with Gabbert. I DON'T expect a Cam-like performance. Could he light it up? Sure! Anything's possible. But again, what Cam did is typically the exception to the rule.
You can still prepare for their offense and playbook. The issue with Cam for other teams is what he can personally do outside of that. The throwing on the run, the jukes, the diving throws, the way he stands in the face of pressure at the NFL level.....his personal talent that went above and beyond what anyone expected.
Personally I don't see that type of game-changing ability from Gabbert, but hey...anything can happen. You just can't prepare for "anything". You have to prepare for what you most likely expect to happen.
Edited by PantherFanForLife, 21 September 2011 - 06:39 PM.