The losses are starting to mount for Blaine Gabbert in Jacksonville, as the first-round pick went 10-30 for only 97 passing yards with 1 TD and 2 INT's in the Jaguars 24-14 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The former Missouri star has now started under center for six games this year, and Jacksonville's passing offense ranks dead last in the NFL, averaging only 123.6 yards a game.
While he was expected to struggle making the transition to a more pro-style offense without many play-makers outside of star RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Gabbert has taken full responsibility for the passing game's poor production:
"Growing pains?" Gabbert said. "That's an excuse. I don't like to make excuses. This team doesn't like to make excuses. That just shows that you're a weak person. We don't make excuses here. We expect to perform at our best week in and week out regardless of the circumstances."
Comparisons to the other starting rookie QB's in the NFL this year -- Carolina's Cam Newton, Cincinnati's Andy Dalton and Minnesota's Christian Ponder -- have not helped, as all three have looked more comfortable than Gabbert this season.
The Jaguars have a bye week to regroup and then a road date against the winless Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 13.
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