Jacksonville’s Offense Gets A Shot In The Arm With QB Chad Henne & WR Laurent Robinson.
Jacksonville’s new head coach Mike Mularkey may not be sold on Jacksonville’s quarterback situation. Mularkey had the opportunity to see QB Blaine Gabbert up close and personal when the Falcons dismantled the Jags last year and Mularkey was the OC in Atlanta.
We should never read too much into anything but today’s signing of former Dolphins starter Chad Henne has to mean something.
Henne’s deal is a two year affair so there is room for him to perhaps claim the Jaguars as his own.
Henne is truthfully the type of guy that Mularkey relishes. His short to intermediate passes are sharp. He tends to get rid of the ball quick. He’s smart and when he’s at his best he does keep mistakes to a minimum.
He’s not a top 10 QB but he’s much farther along in his development that Gabbert is and that could give the Jags something of a shot in the arm.
On the other side of the ball, the Jags also pulled off something of an upset in securing the sought after services of ex-Cowboy wide out Laurent Robinson
Like Miles Austin two years before him, Robinson stepped up when the Cowboys needed magic to happen after Austin was dealing with a pesky hamstring issue.
Robinson struggled for years to catch on with teams such as the Falcons, the Rams, the Chargers and finally the Cowboys.
When he made play after play in the redzone last year a lot of people felt pretty bad about letting him go.
This would include the Chargers who after losing Vincent Jackson were said to be working hard to bring Robinson back.
Obviously that didn’t work and now he’s poised to be the number one guy in an offense that is being retooled. His deal is for five years and is worth $32.5 million.
You can take these new additions and pair them with Maurice Jones Drew and tight end Mercedes Lewis and automatically have an upgraded group.
It would be in the Jags best interest to squash any quarterback controversy and make a move before camp starts.
They probably won’t do that and so it will go on. However if either Gabbert or Henne can get it going with what they have to work with the Jags can at least creep back up to being a .500 team in 2012.